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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The National Archives announces a new 2011 Regional Residency Fellowship

The National Archives announces a new 2011 Regional Residency Fellowship to give researchers the opportunity to conduct original research at National Archives locations. A $3000 stipend will be awarded for a total of 5 fellowships. Academic historians are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is November 15, 2010.

The National Archives announces a new 2011 Regional Residency Fellowship
The National Archives, with the generous support of the National Archives Foundation, announces a new program designed to give researchers the opportunity to conduct original research using records held at National Archives locations in Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Philadelphia and Seattle. This is an opportunity for researchers to explore often overlooked records held by the National Archives and to experience what many researchers have discovered - that you do not have to go to Washington, D.C. to do research at the National Archives.
For 2011, one fellow will be assigned to each of the participating National Archives locations, for a total of five fellowships. Each fellow will receive a $3,000.00 stipend to assist with travel and research expenses.
Stipend recipients will be expected to complete a research project that results in a publishable work product. In addition, within one year of receiving the fellowship, recipients will be asked to prepare a short report for publication by the National Archives that describes the research experience - the discovery, method, and use of the records at whatever location the fellow is working at.
The use of social media tools to spread information about the experience is encouraged. Fellows will also 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, contractors, paid interns, or their immediate family members are not eligible.
Applications should include:
* A description and justification for the project, not to exceed six pages. This proposal should include:
o a description of consultation with a regional archivist regarding the records to be used for research (there should be enough records to warrant a research visit of at least one week);
o a listing of the records that will be used at the region;
o the proposed final product; and
o the significance of the project to historical scholarship.
* In addition to the proposal, the application should also include:
o Copy of Vita (no more than three pages) including current contact information; and
o Two letters of recommendation
Applications should be sent by mail or electronic mail directly to the NARA facility the researcher intends to use for the fellowship:
National Archives at Atlanta
Historical Federal Records from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee
Regional Archives Residency Fellowship Program
5780 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, Georgia 30260
Phone: 770-968-2100
Email: morrow.resources@nara.gov
National Archives at Chicago
Historical Federal Records from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota,
Ohio, and Wisconsin
Regional Archives Residency Fellowship Program
7358 South Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60629-5898
Phone: 773-948-9001
Email: chicago.archives@nara.gov
National Archives at Kansas City
Historical Federal Records from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.
Regional Archives Residency Fellowship Program
400 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 816-268-8000
Email: kansascity.archives@nara.gov
National Archives at Philadelphia
Historical Federal Records from Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia,
and West Virginia
Regional Archives Residency Fellowship Program
National Archives at Philadelphia
Attn: Gail Farr
900 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Email: philadelphiafellow@nara.gov
Phone 215-606-0106
National Archives at Seattle
Historical Federal Records from Idaho, Oregon, and Washington
Regional Archives Residency Fellowship Program
6125 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, Washington 98115-7999
Phone: 206-336-5115
Email: seattle.archives@nara.gov