Emory Libraries and ECDS are offering five graduate fellowships for 2018-19

The Laney Graduate School and several Emory partner entities offer fellowships to advanced graduate students.  (See all fellowships at http://www.gs.emory.edu/professional-development/fellowships/advanced.html )

 Emory Libraries and ECDS are offering five fellowships for 2018-19

Deadline: February 9, 2018 by 4pm

  1. Data Services Fellowship (Emory Libraries/ECDS)
  2. Digital Humanities Fellowship (Emory Libraries/ECDS)
  3. Outreach and Education Fellowship (Emory Libraries/ECDS)
  4. Rose Library Fellowship (Emory Libraries/ECDS)
  5. Subject Librarians Fellowship (Emory Libraries/ECDS)


To be considered for the fellowship, applicants must

  • be full time students in a doctoral program, in good standing;
  • be in candidacy at the time of application;
  • be in their 7th or lower year of graduate study at the time of application; and
  • may not previously have held an Emory completion fellowship*

Fellows in the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) (2 fellows—Data Services and Digital Humanities) will support projects in digital scholarship, computer-based research, and electronic publishing such as ECDS open access digital publications, born-digital multimedia projects, and digital archives.  ECDS Fellows will collaborate with interdisciplinary teams of researchers, librarians, writers, and technologists; and they will serve as project researchers, content administrators, editorial associates, and reviewers for the academic year.  Fellows will learn about changing practices, platforms, and products of digital scholarship and gain training in project development, project management, developmental editing, online presentation and digital archiving.  Fellows selected for this placement will have an interest in digital scholarship, interdisciplinary collaboration, and an eagerness to acquire new technological skills.  Please note that the ECDS-Digital Humanities fellow’s work will connect to Southern Studies. The Center also provides data services for users of quantitative and geospatial data.  The Data Services fellowship focuses mainly on providing consultations and support for students and faculty making use of such data for their research, such as helping them locate data or helping them clean data to make them usable.  Students with strong backgrounds in using quantitative data and/or GIS (Geographic Information Systems) for research in the social sciences and/or public health are strongly encouraged to apply.

As the Woodruff-Writing Center Fellow, fellows work with the Outreach & Education team to create a bridge from the research and teaching functions of the Woodruff Library to the Writing Center programs focused on improving student research projects. The fellow will train and work in both the Writing Center and the Library to learn the service functions of each area. The fellow will conduct writing consultations, and train and mentor other tutors. The fellow will also plan and host Dissertation Writing Boot Camps for Laney Graduate Students, and will assist the Outreach & Education Team in planning/providing outreach events.  The fellow may also assist with developing projects and initiatives for delivering research and writing resources. The fellow selected for this placement will have strong oral and written communication skills, ability to work in a collaborative environment, and strong pedagogical and research skills.

Fellowships in the Rose Library will focus on the arrangement and description (processing) of an archival collection focusing on the history or culture of the American South.  The fellow will ensure proper storage and basic preservation, organize materials to facilitate researcher use, and create an online description (finding aid) to promote access to that collection. Fellows are encouraged to identify collections they may be interested, but suggestions must be within the area of Southern U.S. history or culture including topics ranging from literature, politics, and lifestyle to identity and race relations. A public component is suggested, but not required, and may include a small exhibit, project, or presentation. Fellows selected for this placement should have an interest in African American or Southern history, strong oral and written communication skills, well-developed attention to detail, and ability to work in a collaborative environment.

Fellows will work with Subject Librarians in the library’s Services division and will have an interest in Southern Studies.  Projects may be related to collection management, instruction, and/or research consultation. Fellows can also assist subject librarians in employing innovative technologies to deliver and distribute research resources, assess research and pedagogical activities of the division and its patrons, evaluate collection strengths and weaknesses, and other tasks or projects as needed.  In doing so, fellows may be required to collaborate with other divisions and units in the library including ECDS, Rose Library, digital systems, technical services, and the Scholarly Communications Office.  Fellows selected for this placement will have an interest in and some experience with technology in a pedagogical and/or research context, strong oral and communication skills, ability to work in a collaborative environment, and strong pedagogical and research skills (qualitative and/or quantitative).

*See application for exception

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