Liberal Arts/Cushing Library Don Kelly Research Collection Fellowship

Requirements and Application

  • Fellowships are open to scholars and artists, including independent scholars, whose research area focuses on LGBTQ issues covered in the Don Kelly collection.
  • Strong preference will be given to applicants who live at least 60 miles away from College Station. Texas A&M System employees are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be U.S. lawful permanent residents.
  • Texas A&M University rules require that visiting scholars who are on campus working for an extended period of time (2+ weeks) and are being paid by TAMU must go through a background check.
  • The applications are due November 30, 2017. Awardees will be notified by December 15, 2017. The 2018 Fellowship residencies will take place between February 19, 2018 and August 31, 2018.
  • Background check required.
  • The application deadline will be announced soon. Awardees will be notified within a month from the deadline. The 2018 Fellowship residencies will take place between February 5 and August 31, 2018.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the Fellowship Committee:
    • Dr. Leroy Dorsey, Associate Dean for Academic Initiatives & Graduate Instruction, Department of Communication
    • Rebecca Hankins, Curator, Women’s and Gender Studies, Cushing Memorial Library & Archives
    • Dr. Francesca Marini, Associate Dean for Special Collections and Director, Cushing Memorial Library & Archives
    • Dr. Krista May, Associate Editor, World Shakespeare Bibliography

How to Apply:

  • Please send complete applications to Joshua Harms  at Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Up-to-date résumé or CV, and contact information for at least two references.
  • A concise and well-written 3-page proposal. The Don Kelly collection is currently being cataloged, but a preliminary list is available at: Please discuss how the project is relevant to LGBTQ studies or advocacy.
  • With your application, please include a list of twenty to fifty titles that you will want to consult at the Cushing Library.
  • When searching LibraryThing, please keep in mind that the LibraryThing listing was put together by Mr. Don Kelly. The tags he uses and the way he organizes items reflect his approach to the collection.

Applications will be judged on the basis of project significance and relevance.


For inquiries, please contact Rebecca Hankins at or Dr. Francesca Marini at

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