The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), with the generous support of the Foundation for the National Archives, announces the 2013 Regional Residency Fellowship Program’s Request for Proposals. The Residency Fellowship Program gives researchers the opportunity to conduct original research using records held at National Archives locations in Boston, MA; Denver, CO; Fort Worth, TX; Riverside, CA; San Francisco, CA; and St. Louis, MO. It offers an opportunity for researchers to explore often overlooked records held by NARA and to experience what many researchers have discovered – that it is not necessary 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 for the National Archives, to assist with travel and research expenses.
The Fellowship 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, each recipient will be asked to prepare a short report for publication by NARA that describes the research experience – the discovery, method, and use of the records at that facility.
The use of social media tools to spread 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.
For more information about NARA regional residency fellowships, please visit their website. For information on other grants and prizes in history, see the “Awards and Fellowships” section of the AHA Calendar.