Emory Libraries and ECDS offer five graduate fellowships for 2019-2020

The Laney Graduate School and several Emory partners 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 2019-2020.

Deadline: February 25, 2019 by 4pm

  1. Data Services Graduate Fellowship (Emory Libraries/ECDS)
  2. Digital Humanities Fellowship (Emory Libraries/ECDS)
  3. Instruction and Engagement-Writing Center Graduate Fellowship (Emory Libraries/ECDS)
  4. Mellon Interventions Public Scholar Graduate Fellowship (Emory Libraries/ECDS)
  5. Research and Engagement Graduate Fellowship (Emory Libraries/ECDS)

Eligibility: 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*

Data Services and Digital Humanities Graduate Fellowships: 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.  The Digital Humanities fellow’s work will connect to Southern studies and will involve work as a member of an editorial team. Students with strong backgrounds in the humanities and experience with editing, digital publishing, operations, and project management are particularly encouraged to apply.  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.

Instruction and Engagement-Writing Center Graduate Fellowship: Fellows will work with the Emory Libraries Instruction and Engagement team and the Emory Writing Center to create a bridge from the research and teaching functions of the Emory Libraries 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 a group of undergraduate tutors. The fellow will also plan and host Dissertation Writing Boot Camps for Laney graduate students and will assist the 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.

Mellon Interventions Public Scholar Graduate Fellowship: Fellows will conduct research to support public facing public scholarship initiatives utilizing primary sources found in the archives. With a focus on developing physical and digital exhibitions, and a curriculum on the period of American history identified as Reconstruction, the fellow will work with the curator of African American collections and Rose Library staff to identify, interpret, and incorporate collections based materials into an innovative 21st resource for K-12 educators, students, and the general public. Fellows should have an interest in African American history and culture or Southern History including topics ranging from literature, education, religion, civil rights, politics, and race relations. Fellows selected for this placement should have strong oral and written communication skills, well-developed attention to detail, the ability to take initiative, and work in a collaborative environment.

Research and Engagement Graduate Fellowship: Fellows will work with Subject Librarians in the Emory Libraries Research, Engagement, and Scholarly Communications division and will have an interest in Southern Studies.  The Fellow, in consultation with their assigned Subject Librarian, will develop projects and skills mutually beneficial to the Fellow and the Library.  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 exceptions

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