Richard A. Long / HBCU Fellowship

In honor of the late Richard A. Long (1927-2013), who was a professor of English and African American Studies at Atlanta University and Emory University, the Rose Library offers 2-3 short-term research fellowships annually to graduate students and faculty from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Each fellowship will have a value of between $500-$1000, which is meant to help defray expenses in traveling to and residing in Atlanta for the duration of the fellowship. 

Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program or teach at an HBCU that is more than 50 miles away from Emory University’s main campus. The goal of the fellowship is to support faculty and graduate students from HBCUs by providing resources to conduct research in the Rose Library’s African American collections.

Graduate students must include a letter of support from an advisor, faculty member, or librarian/archivist at their institution and a copy of student identification as proof of enrollment. Faculty must include a letter of support from their department chair or Dean and a copy of faculty identification as proof of employment.


  • This fellowship has a value of $500 - $1,000.
  • A minimum residency of 5 business days is required.
  • In addition to meeting the minimum residency requirements, all award recipients will be required to submit a report of their experiences and work within the archive for the Rose Library Following the Fellows blog
  • All fellows are paid their award money 4-6 weeks AFTER completion of visit and submission of blog post. 
  • The application deadline is Feb 23. 

Important Information for International Fellowship Applicants
Please familiarize yourself with the appropriate visa type for your desired length of stay at the Rose Library. For more information, please consult your U.S. Consulate or the Emory Office of International Student and Scholar Programs well in advance of your planned trip.