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The Historic New Orleans Collection is offering Dianne Woest Research Fellowship to support scholarly research on the history and culture of Louisiana and the Gulf South for 2019-2020 academic year.

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.

The fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000 per month for a maximum of three months.

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.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: November 15, 2018
  • Course Level: This is a three months fellowships programme.
  • Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded for research on the history and culture of Louisiana and the Gulf South.
  • Scholarship Award: The fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000 per month for a maximum of three months.
  • Number of Scholarships: Not given
  • Nationality: Both US and international applicants
  • Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Both US and international applicants are eligible to apply for this research fellowship.
  • Entrance Requirements: 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.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: All material should be send by post. Please submit eight (8) collated packets comprising the following:

  • Application form
  • 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.

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