Eudora Welty Research Fellowship

The Eudora Welty Research Fellowship, established by the Eudora Welty Foundation and the Department of Archives and History, will award a $2,000 fellowship to a graduate student for research within the department’s Eudora Welty Collection. The fellowship seeks to nurture scholars at the beginning of their academic careers in order to increase their lifelong interest in and to promote continued academic and public appreciation of Eudora Welty’s life and works.

Beginning in 1957, and over the course of more than forty years, Welty donated materials to the department, primarily literary manuscripts and photographs. At her death the remainder of her papers (including unpublished manuscripts and 14,000 items of correspondence with family, friends, scholars, young writers, and noted writers) was bequeathed to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

The Eudora Welty Collection is the world’s finest collection of materials related to Welty and one of the most varied literary collections in the United States. The collection includes manuscripts, letters, photographs, drawings, essays, and film and video footage that span Welty’s entire life.

The stipend may be used for travel, housing, and other expenses during the fellow’s two-week minimum stay in Jackson. For more information or to apply, click here. The deadline is 28 February 2020.

For more information on the collection or the fellowship, contact Forrest Galey at 601 576-6850 or