Woest Fellowship at Historic New Orleans Collection, USA

Deadline: 1 November 2013
Open to: doctoral candidates, academic and museum professionals, and independent scholars
Fellowship: a stipend of $4,000 per month


The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South region.  General and Mrs. L. Kemper Williams, collectors of Louisiana materials, established the institution in 1966 to keep their collection intact and available for research and exhibition to the public.  Over the 40 years since its founding, The Historic New Orleans Collection has added to its holdings and augmented the physical structures that house them, established ambitious publishing and exhibition schedules, and developed innovative educational programs.

The Historic New Orleans Collection is now accepting applications for the 2014/15 Woest Fellowship. The fellowship supports 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.


The fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000 per month for a maximum of three months. Fellows may select their period(s) of residence, but all research must commence and conclude during the specified fellowship term (April 1, 2014–March 31, 2015).


The Woest Fellowship is open to doctoral candidates, academic and museum professionals, and independent scholars. U.S. citizenship is not required, but applicants should be fluent in English.  Fellows will be expected to acknowledge The Collection in any published work drawing on fellowship research.


Please submit eight (8) collated packets comprising the following:

  1. application form
  2. a current vita
  3. a 100-word abstract of the project
  4. a research proposal, not to exceed six double-spaced pages, in which you (a) outline the scope of the project; (b) discuss the relevance of research materials at The Historic New Orleans Collection; and (c) discuss the anticipated product of your research (book, dissertation, exhibition, etc.)

In addition, please submit letters of recommendation from TWO (2) scholars familiar with your work. These letters may be sent under separate cover.

All materials should be mailed to:

Dianne Woest Fellowship
The Historic New Orleans Collection
410 Chartres Street
New Orleans
Louisiana, 70130.

All materials must be received by November 1, 2013.

The official call HERE.

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