Short-term Travel Awards @ Smithsonian's National Museum of American History (July 15)

Kathleen Brian Discussion

Travel Research in Equity Collections (TREC)

Short-term Travel Awards at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History


To encourage use of its equity-related collections, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History offers 4 short-term travel awards for researchers to come to the Museum and use the Archives Center's 20,000 feet of archival materials. Each recipient is awarded a lump sum of $1,500 to support 10 days of research in residence.

The TREC award is intended for research in NMAH collections related to one or more of the following: disability; gender, LGBTQ and sexuality; and race and ethnicity. Researchers may be at any level or rank, from any institution as well as independent scholars, writers, journalists, artists, or film-makers.

Application deadline: July 15.

Awards will be announced August 15.

Four awards will be made each year.


For details, requirements, and information about applying for TREC and other fellowship opportunities: