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To support the study of southern history and promote the use of the collections housed at the University of Alabama, the Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South will offer four fellowships in the amount of $500 each for researchers whose projects entail work to be conducted in southern history or southern studies at the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library (http://www.lib.ua.edu/libraries/hoole/), the A.S. Williams III Americana Collection(http://www.lib.ua.edu/ williamscollection), or in other University of Alabama collections. H-Law subscribers might find interest, for example, the papers of early Huntsville lawyer S.D. Cabiness, the files of the antebellum Belser and Harris law firm, or many other resources in legal and constitutional history. Applicants should send two copies of: * A current CV * One letter of recommendation (which may be sent under separate cover) * A description of the research project, no longer than two double-spaced pages, which includes a description of the particular resources to be used during the term of the fellowship The deadline for applications to be received by the Summersell Center is March 16, 2012. Decisions regarding awards will be made by May 1, 2012, and research may be conducted anytime between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013. Both academic and non-academic researchers at any stage of their careers are encouraged to apply. Because fellowships are designed primarily to help defray travel and lodging expenses, however, eligibility is restricted to researchers living outside the Tuscaloosa area. Send all application materials to: Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South Department of History University of Alabama Box 870212, 202 ten Hoor Hall Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 Any questions about the fellowships may be directed to Joshua Rothman, Director of the Summersell Center, at email@example.com or 205.348.3818. More information about the Summersell Center is available at www.scss.ua.edu, and on our Facebook page. -- Joshua Rothman Associate Professor of History and African American Studies Director, Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South University of Alabama http://scss.ua.edu Office Phone 205.348.3818