Colonial Williamsburg Foundation – National Association for Interpretation Fellowship

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June 14, 2017
Virginia, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Communication, History Education, Public History

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation – National Association for Interpretation Fellowship is intended to advance the field of heritage interpretation by supporting research and scholarship through a partnership between NAI, the recognized voice of interpretation, and Colonial Williamsburg, America’s largest outdoor living history museum. This fellowship will fund up to two months of scholarship in residence at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Proposals for one or two months of study will be accepted. The committee will also consider longitudinal studies for one month each in the current and following year (one month in 2017 and a follow-up month in 2018, for example). Successful proposals will demonstrate potential to advance the understanding and practice of interpretation through study of planning, training, and/or visitation. It is open to interpretive professionals with current membership in NAI.

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 June 14, 2017 and decisions will be announced by June 30, 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 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.

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Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Fellowships Committee, c/o Joseph Beatty,

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