Thursday, February 21, 2013

U.S. National Archives Regional Residency Fellowship Program

The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration has announced its Request for Proposals for the 2013 Regional Residency Fellowship Program.  The program has generous support from the Foundation for the National Archives.

The 2013 Regional Residency Fellowship Program gives researchers the opportunity to conduct original research using records held at National Archives regional locations in Boston, Massachusetts; Denver, Colorado; Fort Worth, Texas; Riverside, California; San Francisco, California; and St. Louis, Missouri.  The program offers researchers an opportunity to explore often overlooked records held by the National Archives and to learn what many other researchers have discovered -- you do not need to go to Washington, D.C. to do research at the National Archives.

For 2013, one fellow will be assigned to each of the participating National Archives facilities, for a total of six fellowships.  Each fellow will receive a $3,000.00 stipend, funded by the Foundation, to assist with travel and research expenses.

Fellowship recipients are expected to complete a research project that results in a publishable work product.  In addition, within one year of receiving the fellowship, each recipient will be asked to prepare a short report for publication by the National Archives that describes the research experience:  the discovery, methods, and use of the records at the chosen facility.

The use of social media to share information about the experience is encouraged.  Fellows also will be asked to conduct a staff briefing at the end of their research visit to share information regarding what was found during the research process.

Academic and independent historians, public and local historians, and writers are encouraged to apply.  Current National Archives employees and contractors and their immediate family members are not eligible.

Proposals may be submitted by e-mail or postal mail and must be received by March 15, 2013. Awards will be announced May 1, 2013.

For application instructions and more information about the program, visit:

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