Research Fellowships available - Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

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March 31, 2019
Virginia, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Archaeology, Digital Humanities, Slavery, Women's & Gender History / Studies

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is pleased to invite applications for three short-term residential fellowships. Fellowships are an important component of the work of the Education, Research, and Historical Interpretation Division of the Foundation and primarily support research on topics related to British America, the American Revolution, and the Early Republic.

Fellowships carry a stipend and are available to researchers with strong qualifications and research proposals. Applications are due March 31st, 2019 and decisions will be announced by May 23rd, 2019. Additional information can be found at:

2019 Available Fellowships

Robert M. & Annetta J. Coffelt and Robert M. Coffelt Jr. Fellowship

The Robert M. & Annetta J. Coffelt and Robert M. Coffelt Jr. Fellowship, a one or two-month appointment, is intended for doctoral candidates and junior scholars working on topics related to the American Revolution, Early Republic, or ideas and philosophies of America's founding fathers.

Fellowship runs for one month totaling $2,500.


Fellowship in 3D Visualization

The Fellowship in 3D Visualization is a one or two-month appointment awarded to explore innovative ways in which 3D visualization technologies such as Augmented reality and Virtual reality can enhance our understanding of Early American history or a closely related field. The fellowship is intended for doctoral candidates and junior scholars, and can be used for projects at any stage of development. Fellows will be based on site at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Successful proposals will clearly demonstrate the potential for the creative use of 3D visualization technologies, but preference will be given to individuals who can enhance the guest experience in Williamsburg’s Historic Area. Applicants should clearly describe their technical expertise in their proposal or c.v. This opportunity is open to U.S. citizens or those eligible to work in the U.S. This fellowship has been funded in part by a Digital Humanities Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Colonial Williamsburg is grateful to the NEH and all the many donors who contributed matching gifts in support of this endowment.

Depending on applications, this Fellowship is either one two-month or two one-month fellowships totaling $5,000.


Colonial Williamsburg Foundation – EXARC Fellowship

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 a 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.

Fellowship runs for one month totaling $2,500.

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