About the Don Kelly Research Collection Fellowship

The Texas A&M University Libraries/Cushing Memorial Library and Archives and the College of Liberal Arts are proud to announce the Don Kelly Research Collection Fellowship for the academic year 2016-2017. The fellowship covers all aspects of LGBTQ Studies, from history through the visual arts.

The fellowship is for a period of 3 weeks to 3 months for work that is based on resources within the Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture housed in Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. Research topics can include, but are not limited to, the following areas, relative to the LGBTQ communities: pulp fiction, literature, film, protest movements, culture, art, popular literature, serials, international, Andy Warhol, Beat Poets, artist books, race, and gender.

Fellowship stipend: $500/week, from $1,500 (3 weeks) up to $6,000 (3 months) for the duration of the fellowship. The amount is taxable. Any expenses incurred beyond the amount of the fellowship are the responsibility of the Fellow. 

Benefits of the Fellowship: The Cushing Memorial Library and Archives’ Don Kelly collection contains the depth and breadth of topics related to the LGBTQ communities, and is both national and international in scope. Fellows will have work space provided and supervised stacks privileges will be made available, along with photocopying and other imaging capabilities. The Library has a stellar reputation and is well-regarded by scholars throughout the world, all with a diverse range of expertise and interests.  Please visit the Collecting Areas page of this website for further information about the collections.

Expected outcomes: 

  • A public lecture or presentation at Texas A&M University, on the Fellow’s topic of research, to be delivered at the end of the residency, in agreement with the Fellowship Committee.
  • A one-page outline of activities.
  • Within a year from the completion of the fellowship, Fellows are expected to submit a full report. The report should discuss how the fellowship helped them in their work, and outline outcomes to date: for example, conference presentations, publications, performances, etc. 
  • If additional products are subsequently created, Fellows should supply a copy of any publications resulting from their fellowship work: book, journal article, etc., for the Cushing Library’s holdings. Artists should provide digital copies of artwork or other evidence of work produced.

Fellows are expected to acknowledge the Fellowship, in print publications and other products, using the following language: “This [publication, performance, etc.] was supported by the [year] Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture Fellowship, co-sponsored by the Texas A&M University Libraries/Cushing Memorial Library and Archives and the Texas A&M College of Liberal Arts.”

For inquiries, please contact Rebecca Hankins at rhankins@library.tamu.edu or Dr. Francesca Marini at fmarini@library.tamu.edu.

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