Fellowships & Awards

The Lillian Gary Taylor Fellowship in American Literature

Lillian Gary Taylor Fellowships offer visiting scholars an opportunity to conduct research using the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. Fellowship recipients are provided with up to $5,000 in support (depending on the length of stay), office space in the Harrison Institute, and access to the Albert H. Small Special Collections Library, as well as the larger U.Va. Library. Fellows may choose to conduct research at the Institute for a period of one to three months.

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The William A. Elwood Fellowship in Civil Rights and African-American Studies

William A. Elwood Fellowships offer visiting scholars an opportunity to conduct research using the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. Fellowship recipients are provided with up to $5,000 in support (depending on the length of stay), office space in the Harrison Institute, and access to the Albert H. Small Special Collections Library, as well as the larger U.Va. Library. Fellows may choose to conduct research at the Institute for a period of one to three months.

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Wolfe Undergraduate Docent Program

The Wolfe Docent Program offers undergraduate students an introduction to the Special Collections Library and the opportunity to develop an outreach or research project that promotes the library’s resources to the university community and wider public.

The term docent is derived from the Latin verb docere (to teach). In the spirit of the educational mission of the Harrison Institute, the undergraduate docents selected for this program will become teachers for their peers and others in the academic community on topics relating to the collections of rare and unique materials held in the Special Collections Library.

U.Va. undergraduates who demonstrate a commitment to the humanities and/or social sciences, interest in learning about careers in libraries and/or museums, and a desire to develop strong research and communication skills, are encouraged to apply for the program.

The approximate time commitment for participation in this program is three hours per week during the Spring or Fall semesters. Awards will be accompanied by a $500 prize and may be renewed from year to year.

The experience of working in the Special Collections Library and Harrison Institute may inspire ideas for a research project that could form the basis of a proposal for a Harrison Undergraduate Research Award administered by the Center for Undergraduate Excellence.

The Wolfe Docent Program is sponsored by Mary Lacey Long Wolfe (College ’88) and her husband, Michael.

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