Prizes and Fellowships

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The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) invites applications for the Dianne Woest Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities, supporting scholarly research on the history and culture of Louisiana and the Gulf South. While THNOC 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. Applications for the 2022–23 Woest Fellowship will be due on November 15, 2021.

The Woest Fellowship is open to doctoral candidates, academic and museum professionals, and independent scholars. US citizenship is not required, but applicants should be fluent in English. Fellows will be expected to acknowledge THNOC in any published work drawing on fellowship research. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, or any other protected status.

Stipend: The fellowship includes a stipend of $4,000. Fellows may select their period(s) of residence, but all research must commence and conclude during the specified fellowship term.

To Apply: Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with THNOC’s resources by visiting the Research page and browsing our holdings via our online public access catalog. Fellowship applications may be downloaded from the website. For more information, consult our FAQ, or contact Rebecca Smith at rebecca.smith@hnoc.org.

The Historic New Orleans Collection gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Dianne Audrey Woest (1935–2003), a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, former president of the New Orleans Council for International Visitors, and true friend of the arts. Through a planned giving arrangement, Woest designated The Collection as a beneficiary of her estate.