To promote more extensive and intensive research in North Carolina’s history and culture, the North Caroliniana Society offers on a competitive basis Archie K. Davis Fellowships to assist scholars in gaining access to resources contributing to knowledge of the state’s past. Modest stipends vary and are intended to cover a portion of travel and subsistence expenses while fellows conduct research in North Caroliniana. In evaluating proposals, the Society considers the qualifications of applicants; individual need; quantity, quality, and location of sources; length of research stay; plans for publication or other “product”; and, especially, potential of subject to advance among citizens of the state knowledge and understanding of their own history and culture.
Proposals are preferred in the form of a letter of no more than two pages that includes, in order, (1) the subject of research; (2) the extent to which research has already been conducted; (3) plans for publication or other dissemination of the results of the research; (4) the potential of the research and its resulting product to advance knowledge and understanding of North Carolina’s history and culture; and (5) the identification of specific bodies of records to be researched, the repositories in which they are housed, and anticipated length of the research trip to each repository.
For more information about the fellowship and application requirements, please visit their website.
For information on other grants and prizes in history, see the “Awards and Fellowships” section of the AHA Calendar.