The Historical Collection of New Orleans offers the Dianne Woest Research Fellowship to support scientific studies on the history and culture of Louisiana and the South Gulf for the 2019-2020 academic year.
The Woest Scholarship is open to doctoral students, academics, museums, and independent scientists. No US citizenship is required, but applicants must be fluent in English.
Description of Dianne Woest Fellowship
The Dianne Woest Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities supports scholarly research on the history and culture of Louisiana and the Gulf South. While THNOC resources should play a central role in the proposed research agenda, fellows are also encouraged to explore other research facilities in the Greater New Orleans area.
Fellows will be expected to acknowledge THNOC 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.
About New Orleans Historical Collection
The New Orleans Historical Collection (THNOC) is a museum, research center and publisher dedicated to preserving the history and culture of New Orleans and the South Gulf.
Founded in 1966, THNOC has grown to include 10 historic buildings making up two French Quarter campuses. The Royal Street campus, located at 533 Royal Street, serves as our museum headquarters, housing our main space for rotating exhibitions, the Williams Gallery; our permanent installation, the Louisiana History Galleries; and our house museum, the Williams Residence.
The Chartres Street campus, located at 400 and 410 Chartres Street, comprises the Williams Research Center, the Boyd Cruise Gallery, the Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art, and our on-site vault for collections items.
Researchers—whether dedicated scholars or casual history buffs—can access THNOC’s materials through the Williams Research Center. THNOC’s holdings comprise 1,000,000 items that document everyday life as well as momentous historical events spanning more than three centuries.
The Collection includes 35,000 library items, shelves of documents and manuscripts that extend more than two miles, as well as 350,000 photographs, prints, drawings, paintings, and other artifacts.
The museum’s four exhibition spaces are free of charge and present multicultural stories of the region, from permanent displays exploring the development of Louisiana to rotating exhibitions showcasing the history and fine art.
The Dianne Woest fellowship is a three-month scholarship program awarded to doctoral students, academics, museums, and independent scholars who are researching on the history and culture of Louisiana and the South Gulf. Get access to other fellowships, click on the link
The Fellowship is funded for up to three months with a stipend of $4,000 per month.
The Dianne Woest fellowship are available for American and international students. Read also if you wish to study outside your home country Simple and Detailed Answers about Applying and Winning a Scholarship.
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Eligibility for Scholarship
In order to be eligible, the candidate must fulfill the following conditions;
- The Woest Scholarship is open to doctoral candidates, academics, museum professionals and independent fellows.
- The applicants must be fluent in English.
- Fellows must recognize the collection in all published scholarship research.
- Candidates will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability or other protected status.
- Foreign applicants often have to meet specific requirements in English or other languages in order to study there.
- Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with THNOC’s resources by visiting the Research page and browsing our holdings via our online public access catalog. Fellowship applications may be downloaded from the website
- All material should be sent 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
- outline the scope of the project;
- discuss the relevance of research materials at The Historic New Orleans Collection; and
- 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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