Named for Bucknell's renowned literary alumnus and initiated in the fall of 1993, the Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing offers up to four months of unfettered writing time for a writer working on a first or second book of fiction or creative nonfiction. The residency provides lodging in Bucknell's "Poets' Cottage" and a stipend of $5,000.

In the spring semester of 2020, the Stadler Center will be accepting applications for the 2020–21 Roth Residences (August–December 2020 and February–May 2021) The application deadline for both residencies is Feb. 1, 2020. Please note: The Roth Residence is no longer awarded to poets; only writers of fiction and/or literary nonfiction are eligible. For eligibility and application requirements, and to submit an application, please use the Stadler Center Application Portal.