The Historic New Orleans Collection offers Woest Fellowship for 2017-2018 academic year to both US and international applicants. The main objective of the centre is to provide high quality, comprehensive educational and training opportunities that are compatible to changing needs of the students.
The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to preserving the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South.
In order to be eligible applicants should be fluent in English.
Course Level: The Woest Fellowship is open to doctoral candidates, academic and museum professionals, and independent scholars.
Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded to do research in the history and culture of Louisiana and the Gulf South.
Worth of Award
The fellowship includes a stipend of $4,000. Fellows may select their period(s) of residence, but all research must commence and conclude during the specified fellowship term (April 1, 2016–March 31, 2017).
The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for this fellowship:
- The Woest Fellowship is open to doctoral candidates, academic and museum professionals, and independent scholars. U.S. citizenship is not required, but applicants should be fluent in English.
- Fellows will be expected to acknowledge The Collection in any published work drawing on fellowship research. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, or any other protected status.
- Both US, as well as international applicants, are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.
How to Apply
All materials should be mailed. Please submit eight (8) collated packets comprising the following
- Application forms
- a current vita
- a 100-word abstract of the project
- a research proposal, not to exceed six double-spaced pages, in which you (a) outline the scope of the project; (b) discuss the relevance of research materials at The Historic New Orleans Collection; and (c) discuss the anticipated product of your research (book, dissertation, exhibition, etc.) In addition, please submit letters of recommendation from TWO (2) scholars familiar with your work. These letters may be sent under separate cover.
Deadline: Applications for the 2017/18 Woest Fellowship are due November 1, 2016. Recipients will be announced February 1, 2017.