Established in 2007, the Pruett Summer Research Fellowships offer graduate students the opportunity to spend up to three summer months in the Music Division of the Library of Congress processing archival collections in the Division and conducting independent research. The Program is named after James W. Pruett (1932-2014), former chair of the UNC Music Department (1976–86), and Chief of the Music Division at the Library of Congress (1987–94).
These Fellowships are reserved for graduate students currently enrolled in the UNC graduate program in musicology (MA or PhD) and in good standing. Preference is normally given to applicants who have not yet taken the First PhD Oral Examination (the defense of the dissertation proposal). Fellows are expected to spend 16–20 hours per week processing collections identified by the Division, and working under its supervision. For the rest of their time, they are free to pursue their own research interests in the Library of Congress or elsewhere in the DC area.
Fellows are provided with an allowance to cover accommodation and subsistence expenses in DC (up to $2,000 per month, with portions of a month pro rata). Fellows preserve their customary rights to health insurance and similar benefits through UNC.
For more information, please contact Professor Tim Carter.