To promote scholarship at UMass Amherst and encourage original research in the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, the W.E.B. Du Bois Libraries sponsor two annual awards open to the University’s undergraduate and graduate student community.
- Du Bois Research Fellowships
- to support one month in residence for research in the tradition of W.E.B. Du Bois
- Ethir Fellowships in Digital Humanities
- to support UMass Amherst graduate students in digital humanities projects using SCUA collections
- Friends of the Library Undergraduate Research Award (FLURA)
- provides a cash award for excellence in research and writing in the Humanities.
- Silverman Book Collecting Contest
- open to both graduate and undergraduate students, recognizes achievement in assembling and writing about book collections.