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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

The Diversity 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 information.

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:, 615.320.3203.

AASLH Douglas Evelyn Scholarship for Minority Professionals

The American 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:, 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 Fellowship Program

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 For more information, please contact Denali’s Research Administrator, Lucy Tyrrell, (907) 683-6352 or 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 and Research

The Old York Historical Society in York, Maine, offers 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, or visit the website at

Getty 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.

Gilder 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.

J. 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

The 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, visit


John Coolidge Educational Fund Fellowships, New England Chapter, Society of Architectural Historians

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,

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 Center at 202/707-3302, or email:

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 Fellowship Program

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.

Mary Baker Eddy Library Summer 2006 Fellowships

Research applications 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, MA 02115; phone, 617/450-7140, or email,

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.

Mildred 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 Grants

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 Program

The National 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  Applications for the 2007 conference in the Twin Cities are due June 1, 2007.  If you have questions, call 202.588.6027 or email

National Preservation Institute Scholarships

The National 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

The Pennsylvania 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

Smithsonian 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.

Society 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 fieldwork, analytical
techniques, and curation.

Society 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 Residential Research Fellowships

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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