Special Collections Teaching Fellowships

Each year, the Baylor Libraries offer teaching fellowships to support excellence in teaching and learning and provide opportunities for original research by encouraging the use of rare books, archives, and other special collections materials in Baylor graduate and undergraduate curricula.

Fellowships are available for full-time Baylor faculty members (including tenured and tenure-track faculty, regular lecturers and senior lecturers) and graduate teaching assistants (teachers of record). Fellowship recipients will receive a stipend of $1,250 (pre-tax). Past recipients of teaching fellowships who wish to explore additional possibilities are eligible to reapply. Preference, however, may be given to first-time applicants. Additionally, through a partnership with Baylor's Learning Design team, applicants may submit a proposal for incorporating special collections into an online course.

For details on fellowship requirements and application procedures, click on the library or collection of interest below. All applications are due by Monday, April 17, 2023. Recipients will be notified by Friday, April 28, 2023.

Armstrong Browning Library & Museum

A research center and museum devoted to the study of the lives and works of Victorian poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, with significant holdings regarding literature and culture in Britain and America from 1800-1900.

Arts and Special Collections Research Center

These collections include rare books, manuscripts, book arts, scholars' libraries, archives, and early printed music. The collections are particularly strong in rare Bible versions, hymnals, early American popular sheet music, and significant American imprints.

Baylor Collections of Political Materials at the W.R. Poage Legislative Library

A congressional archive featuring research materials that document political and social issues (i.e., civil rights, immigration, veterans affairs), constituent letters, and the work of government, included in the papers of U.S. congressional representatives, Texas legislators, judges, and local officials.

Baylor Libraries Digital Collections (Black Gospel Music Restoration Project)

The Digitization and Digital Preservation Services team creates, supports and promotes Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project. Applications for this fellowship are limited to applicants who wish to research the materials in the BGMRP and will carry out their work in the state-of-the-art Black Gospel Archive & Listening Center in Moody Memorial Library.

The Keston Center for Religion, Politics and Society

This research collection contains materials in a variety of formats related to religious persecution in communist, post-communist and other totalitarian societies with particular focus on the former Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact countries.

The Texas Collection & University Archives

A research library that collects materials documenting the history, heritage, and culture of Texas and serves as home to the University Archives, which collects records of enduring value related to the history of Baylor University.

For general questions about the Special Collections Teaching Fellows Program, contact Jennifer Borderud, Director of the Armstrong Browning Library & Museum.

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