New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, Archive

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September 19, 2016 to October 31, 2016
Louisiana, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Anthropology, Cultural History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Music and Music History

Fellowship Purpose

The Jazz & Heritage Fellowships are intended for people who have already demonstrated a remarkable capacity to document cultural and artistic aspects of New Orleans and/or Louisiana, through productive scholarship via public presentations, publications, or exhibitions.

Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Jazz & Heritage Archive’s resources by either visiting the Archive or speaking with the Archivists.


Applicants can be either a MA or Ph.D. candidate, academic scholar or an independent scholar with a considerable record of achievement.

How to Apply

Go to the Foundation’s site in FluidReview at  sign up, create a profile and start an application. 

Fellowship Outline

A maximum of 3 fellowships will be awarded annually for $5,000 each. Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed. Fellows must provide a mid-project report or presentation.

Application open:            September 19, 2016

Application deadline:     October 31, 2016

Award notification:         December 1, 2016

The Fellowship program has three purposes. First, is to encourage the scholarly use of the collections in the Jazz & Heritage Archive. Second, is to support new documentation projects that produce primary resource material of lasting value for future research use in the Jazz & Heritage Archive. Third, is to encourage scholarship regionally.

While the Jazz & Heritage Archive 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. The catalogue is currently not on the internet and all applicants are strongly encouraged to call the Archive to discuss materials of interest.

Archive Mission

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Archive is an educational service that identifies, collects, preserves, and protects materials of cultural and historical significance to New Orleans and Louisiana as well as the records of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation and its assets and programs. These materials are to be used solely for scholarly research and interpretation and to support the mission of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

Contact Info: 
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation
901 Toulouse Street
New Orleans, LA 70112