Colleges and Universities
Scholarships and Fellowships
The CRDP lists scholarships and fellowships for graduate and
undergraduate degree programs in historic preservation, museum studies, and
public history related programs, for pre- or post-doctoral research in
related fields of study and fellowships for young professionals.
AAM Diversity Fellowships
Coalition Fellowship offers a stipend to full-time students engaged in a
museum-related course of study, or to a full-time paid museum professional,
who represent a diverse constituency. Visit the
fellowships page of the American Association of Museums website for more
AASLH Diversity In and For History Scholarship
The Diversity In and
For History Scholarship offers two minority graduate students the
opportunity to attend the AASLH annual meeting by waiving the registration
fee. This program is part of the Diversity In
and For History Fellowship Program, which seeks to increase the
number of underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities within the history and
museum fields by providing education and practical experience that is critical for successful entrance into the
profession. For more information on these programs for minority students,
contact the AASLH offices: firstname.lastname@example.org,
AASLH Douglas Evelyn Scholarship for Minority
Association for State and Local History (AASLH) seeks to increase
culturally diverse participation at its annual meeting and in its ongoing
programs. The scholarship includes the annual meeting registration fee, a
one-year individual membership, an award toward
travel and hotel expenses. Eligible applicants must be new professionals
(less than three years in the history or related fields) who are persons of
color. Interested individuals should contact AASLH offices for application information: email@example.com, 615.320.3203.
Atlanta History Center/Museum Fellows Program
The Atlanta History
Center/National Museum Fellows Program is a program to prepare junior- and
senior-level minority college students for paid internships, graduate
studies in museum studies/education, or entry-level positions in the museum
field. The twelve-week program offers an academic/training museum studies
program for junior- and senior-level minority students. For more details
and application instructions, visit the Atlanta History Center website.
Discover Denali Research
The National Park
Service and the Denali Foundation invite applications for the Discover
Denali Research Fellowship Program. Successful applicants will conduct
research about the natural or cultural resources in the Denali National
Park and Preserve area. Research fellows will be able to use Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC) and Denali Foundation facilities and will be asked to
develop an educational project about their research. The fellowship program
is open to undergraduate and graduate students, college and university
faculty, state and federal agency scientists, and private-sector
researchers. An information guide about the fellowship program and how to
apply may be downloaded from www.nps.gov/dena. For more information, please contact Denali’s Research Administrator, Lucy Tyrrell,
(907) 683-6352 or Lucy_Tyrrell@nps.gov.
The deadline for applications is May 1, 2006.
Duke University Special Collections Research Grants
The Rare Book,
Manuscript, and Special Collections Library of Duke University announces the availability of grants for researchers
whose work would benefit from access to the library's archival and rare printed
collections. These grants are offered by the library's research centers:
The Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture; The John Hope
Franklin Collection of African and African-American Documentation; and
The John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.
Researchers may apply for grants from more than one center. For more
information, and the application form, please contact Lynn Eaton or visit the Duke
University Library website.
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Elizabeth Bishop Perkins Fellowship in Museum Practice
The Old York Historical Society in York,
an intensive 12-week museum fellowship aimed to expose young professionals
to museum work; previous experience in museums is not required, but
applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in the field. The award
covers tuition, books, fieldtrip expenses, and riverfront housing; it also
includes a stipend. Fellows serve as part-time educational interpreters for
Old York’s 8 historic buildings open to the public. The fellowship is
open to graduate and senior level undergraduate students pursuing museum,
preservation, or academic careers. Selection is competitive, with 4
fellowships awarded each year. Application deadline is March 6, 2006. For more information and to
receive an application, email firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit the website at www.oldyork.org.
Research Grants for Scholars
The Getty in Los Angeles, California,
offers several grants and fellowships to support scholarly research.
Categories include pre- and post-doctoral fellowships, library research
grants, conservation and curatorial scholars. Visit the Getty website for more information.
Lehrman History Scholars Program
As part of its
endeavors to promote the study and love of American History, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of
American History invites college sophomores and juniors with a serious
interest in American history, and academic excellence in the field, to
apply for summer scholarships in New York City. The deadline for
applications is March 1, 2006. The
institute offers more prizes and awards for teachers and students.
Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History
The J. Franklin
Jameson Fellowship in American History is sponsored jointly by the American
Historical Association and the Library of Congress. This post-doctoral
fellowship is awarded annually to support significant scholary
research in the collections of the Library of Congress by scholars at an
early stage in their careers in history. This one-semester fellowship
currently carries a stipend and requires residency at the Library of
Congress for at least three months. Visit the AHA website for details.
John Nicholas Brown
Center Fellowship for the Study of the Public History of Slavery
John Nicholas Brown Center annouces a new fellowship for students seeking
an M.A. in public humanities who are interested in working in musuems
and other cultural institutions on issues related to the history and
legacy of slavery. Fellowship recipients will be selected based on
relevant experience in the museums and cultural institutions, academic
coursework on related topics, and an essay that outines their experience
and interest in this area of work. Successful applicants will recieve
a fellowship that covers tuition, stipend, and fees for the two years
it takes to complete the M.A. in public humanities. For more information,
John Coolidge Educational Fund Fellowships, New England Chapter, Society of Architectural
The John Coolidge
Research Fellowship assists graduate students working on topics in
architectural history through an award to support their research. For
application information and more details, visit the NESAH Fellowships website or contact Daniel Abramson, email@example.com.
Kislak Fellowship of American Studies at the Kluge Center
of The Library of Congress
The Library of Congress
invites qualified scholars to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship for
advanced research based on the Kislak Collection.
The Kislak Collection, donated to the Library of
Congress by the Jay I. Kislak Foundation of Miami Lakes, Florida,
is a major collection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, historic documents,
and artifacts relating to Native Americans, early European contact and
colonial periods in the Americas
primarily focusing on the circum-Caribbean region and Mesoamerica.
For more details contact the Kluge
202/707-3302, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lemelson Center Fellowships
The Lemelson Center Fellows Program supports projects that
present creative approaches to the study of invention and innovation in
American society. The fellowship program provides access to the
Smithsonian's vast artifact and archival collections, as well as the
expertise of the institution's research staff. The Center offers
fellowships to scholars and professionals who are pre- or postdoctoral
candidates or who have completed advanced professional training.
Researchers are strongly encouraged to consult with the fellowship
coordinator prior to submitting a proposal. Application materials are
available online at the Lemelson Center website.
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Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project, Summer
The Martin Luther
King, Jr., Papers Project offers a Summer Fellowship Program at Stanford University
and gives participating students a unique opportunity to actively
contribute to scholarly research and publishing. Working with the research
staff under the guidance of Stanford history professor and senior editor of
the King Papers, Clayborne Carson, students work
on an eight-week program of research on King and the modern African
American freedom struggle. Fellows will engage in staff directed projects
will also participate in weekly discussions with project staff and guest
speakers. The program invites upper level undergraduates and first- and
second-year graduate students to apply. All application materials for the
summer program must be received by March 1.
For details, contact Tenisha Armstrong, Internship Coordinator, 650/725-8833.
Baker Eddy Library Summer 2006 Fellowships
are now available for Summer 2005 fellowships. Open to doctoral and
postdoctoral students, high school, college, and university faculty
members, and independent scholars in the fields of women's history,
spirituality and health, religious studies, nineteenth-century history, and
journalism at The Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity, Boston, MA.
The deadline is February 16, 2006. Contact
the Fellowship Program Coordinator, The Mary Baker Eddy Library, 200 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston,
phone, 617/450-7140, or email, email@example.com.
Massachusetts Historical Society Fellowships
Each year the
Massachusetts Historical Society will award at least 1 long-term MHS-NEH
fellowships for the academic year and approximately 20 short-term research
fellowships. The Society will help to provide at least 8 New England
Regional Fellowship Consortium grants for projects that draw on the
resources of several participating institutions and each summer offers 2-3
fellowships for K-12 teachers. Visit the MHS Fellowships Programs website for complete
requirements and deadlines.
Colodny Scholarship Fund
Through the Mildred Colodny Scholarship
fund, the National Trust for Historic Preservation provides
financial assistance and experiential learning opportunities to individuals
preparing for careers in historic preservation. One objective of this
scholarship is to increase diversity and multiculturalism in the field of
preservation, especially by encouraging people from diverse racial, ethnic,
cultural, and economic backgrounds to pursue degrees and careers in
preservation. Applications are accepted September
1 to January 31. For more information, contact David Field.
National Air and Space
Museum Fellowships and Research
The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum
invites applications for fellowships and a research grant for pre-doctoral,
post-doctoral, and non-academic investigators. The application deadline is January 15. Further information and applications
go online at the NASM website, or contact the fellowship coordinator, Collette Williams.
National Preservation Conference Diversity Scholarship
Trust for Historic Preservation offers financial assistance each
year to enable community leaders and college students from diverse social,
economic, racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds to attend the National
Preservation Conference. The scholarship covers registration,
transportation and/or accommodations.
Please visit http://www.nationaltrust.org/scholarships/diversity_scholarship.html.
Applications for the 2007 conference
in the Twin Cities are due June 1, 2007.
If you have questions, call 202.588.6027 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Preservation Institute Scholarships
Preservation Institute (NPI) in Alexandria,
Virginia, offers scholarships
for tuition fees for NPI seminars to participants who show a justifiable
need for the seminar and tuition assistance. Preference will be given to
applicants from nonprofit institutions or from diverse ethnic or racial
backgrounds or representing ethnic-specific institutions, or to full-time
students. For more information on upcoming seminars, scholarship
requirements, and deadlines, visit the NPI website.
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PHMC Scholars in Residence Program
Historical and Museum Commission invites
applications for its 2006-2007 program. The Scholars in Residence program
provides support for full-time research and study in the manuscript and
artifact collections maintained by any Commission facility, including the
Pennsylvania State Archives, the State Museum of Pennsylvania, and 26
historic sites and museums throughout the state. Visit the PHMC website for more information or contact the Scholars in Residence Program.
Sally Kress Tompkins SAH/HABS Fellowship
As a joint program of
the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) and the Historic American
Buildings Survey (HABS), the Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship provides for a
12-week research fellowship on a HABS project. The fellow will be stationed
in the field with a HABS measured drawing team or in the HABS Washington,
DC office. Graduate students pursuing a degree in architectural history or
a related field are eligible. Visit the HABS/HAER
website for application details.
Smithsonian Fellowships in Museum Practice
Fellowships in Museum Practice invites proposals from museum practitioners,
researchers and training providers for support of research on all aspects
of museum theory and practice. The deadline is February
15, 2006. Applicants should contact the program before applying;
Program guidelines and application information are available at the Smithsonian's Museum Studies website.
for American Archaeology Native American Scholarships
The Society for
American Archaeology (SAA) presents each year the SAA Arthur C. Parker Scholarship and National Science
Foundation (NSF) Scholarships for Archaeological Training for Native
Americans and Native Hawaiians. Together, these scholarship programs
provide awards to support training in archeological methods, including
techniques, and curation.
of Architectural Historians Fellowships and Graduate Student Support
The Society for Architectural Historians (SAH) offers
travel fellowships to graduate students for study tours in the U.S. and
abroad. In addition, each year the SAH provides fellowships for students to
attend the organization's annual meeting. Special research scholarships and
junior scholar fellowships are also available annually. Visit the SAH website for details.
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library offers
research fellowships in American Art, Material Culture and Design, and American
History and Culture to college and university teachers, museum and public
history professionals, graduate students, and independent scholars. The
application deadline for fellowships is January 15.
For more information, contact the Academic Programs Office at 800.448.3883
or visit the Winterthur website.
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