The Massachusetts Historical Society is proud to offer three fellowships for K-12 teachers and high school students to explore the MHS collections, which includes manuscripts, books, artifacts, maps, newspapers, graphics, photographs, and much more. These fellowships are available to all K-12 educators and high school students in the U.S. MHS Fellows will have the option to conduct their research remotely with digitized materials if they prefer. Applications are due by 11:59PM on Thursday, March 10, 2022.
2022 MHS Student and Teacher Fellowships
The Swensrud Teacher Fellowship offers educators the opportunity to conduct archival research and create educational materials using documents and artifacts from MHS collections. The fellowship provides a stipend of $4,000 for four weeks of research and the development of three educational document sets. We are seeking applications that identify an area of need in the curriculum and propose ideas for developing primary source-based materials that address that need. Visit our website for more details and instructions on how to apply.
The Kass Teacher Fellowship offers educators the opportunity to focus on historical research in the archive. The fellowship provides a stipend of $2,000 for four weeks of research and a three-page report on the recipient's findings. The fellowship is designed to offer K-12 teachers the opportunity to focus on historical research that will fill a knowledge gap or address a need in their curriculum. Visit our website for more details and instructions on how to apply.
The John Winthrop Student Fellowship encourages high school students, with the support of a teacher mentor, to make use of the nationally significant documents of the MHS in a research project of their choosing. This project can be one that is already assigned in class. Students and their teacher mentor each receive a stipend of $350 to support their research. The fellowship can be awarded to an individual student or to a group of up to five students. Visit our website for more details and instructions on how to apply.
Applicants are encouraged to contact MHS Education Staff with questions about their proposal and research questions. For questions about relevant collections materials, prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Library Reader Services via e-mail or virtual chat. We recommend browsing our Online Collections for ideas of what sorts of materials are available!