The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation– EXARC Fellowship is intended to advance the investigation and interpretation of archaeological and experimental archaeological heritage by supporting research and scholarship through a partnership between EXARC, the international organization of Archaeological Open-Air Museums (AOAM) and Experimental Archaeology, and the Colonial Williamsburg, America’s largest outdoor living history museum. This fellowship will fund one month of scholarship in residence at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Successful proposals will demonstrate potential to advance the understanding and practice of reconstructive and experimental archaeology and its interpretation through structured experimentation to recreate material culture, technology, or life-ways of the past. Applicants need experience in ancient technology, experimental archaeology or interpretation, applicable to 18th century colonial American times. This can be of American, European or other origin.
Fellows are expected to be in continuous residence at Colonial Williamsburg and to actively participate in the intellectual life of the Foundation's research, educational, and interpretive campus. Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,500 per month and are available to researchers with strong qualifications. Applications are due May 26, 2017 and decisions will be announced by June 9, 2017.
To apply please submit a succinct project abstract (maximum 250 words), a project description (not to exceed 1,000 words), and a C.V. Please indicate in your proposal the fellowship to which you are applying and whether you are a U.S. Citizen or eligible to work in the U.S. Proposals must be submitted electronically as PDF or Word files via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, submit the names and contact information for two professional references who could provide a letter of recommendation at the request of the committee.
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Fellowships Committee, c/o Joseph Beatty, email@example.com