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2017 ACHP Smithsonian Cultural Heritage Fellowship

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Offers are available for the The Smithsonian Institution (SI)  “ACHP-Smithsonian Cultural Heritage Fellowship”. The theme for the 2017 Fall Semester ACHP-SI Fellowship is Latino Heritage. Those who are passionate about  learning more about the preservation of Latino culture, heritage, sites, and artifacts are especially encouraged to apply. The fellowship will provide $6,000 stipend to the winning candidates and on application, all applicants must ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria.

About:

The Smithsonian Institution, established in 1846 “for the increase and diffusion of knowledge,” is a group of museums and research centers administered by the Government of the United States.  They strive to deliver the highest quality in everything they do.

Eligibility:

This scholarship program is applicable for:

  • Current or recent undergraduate or graduate students with an interest in cultural and/or historic preservation are eligible to apply for this fellowship.
  • Some familiarity with cultural and/or historic preservation is desirable, but not required.
  • If you are looking for guidance or ideas, a good place to start is with your local and/or state historic preservation office.

How to Apply:

Applicants can online apply for the fellowship through the given link:

https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/#/public

Supporting Documents:

As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:

  • Project Proposal (max 2 pages)
  • The proposal should identify your research goals and the importance of the work in relation to the discipline and your own scholarly endeavors
  • The proposal should identify the proposed site and proposed advisor
  • Timing & Budget Proposal (max 1 page, see example below in Reference section)
  • Timing: propose a schedule for each component of the fellowship: 1. DC component with both the ACHP and the Smithsonian; and 2. site-based component (must be at least 1 week, but could be more depending on interests)
  • Budget: propose a budget for travel and other research costs (if any).
  • The selection committee recommends combining travel to be as economical as possible, e.g. traveling to the site on the way back from DC (home-DC-site-home), and anticipates this allowance to be no more than $1000
  • Curriculum Vitae (max 2 pages)
  • Identification of a Proposed Site
  • The site must be registered or eligible for theNational Register of Historic Places
  • Identification of a Proposed Smithsonian Advisor
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • At least one of the recommendations should be from either the proposed Smithsonian advisor or a representative from the proposed site

 Financial Aid and Award Money:             

  • Fellows will receive a $6,000 stipend.
  • Additional funds for travel and research expenses are available and will be evaluated as part of the application.

Application Deadline: 

Scholarship application and all materials must be submitted by July 15, 2017, 11:59 pm EDT.

Link for More Information:

https://www.smithsonianofi.com/achp-fellowship/

Contact Information:

You have any questions about the application you may contact at 202-633-7070 or siofi-at-si.ed

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