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2018 Gender and Archives Diversity Research Fellowships

2018 Application

The Newcomb Archives and Vorhoff Library Special Collections of Newcomb College Institute is pleased to invite applications for our Summer 2018 Gender and Archives Diversity Research Fellowships. These fellowships for research into the history of Newcomb College and Tulane University are open to current Tulane students who are rising juniors or seniors, as well as students entering a 4+1 masters program in the fall. Fellowships are intended to support the discovery of untold stories of our community. Applicants will specify their own area of research interest that investigates individuals or campus communities that have been underrepresented in the history of the University, with an intersectional focus on gender. Fellowships come with a stipend of $1,000.

The fellowships will provide support for students to spend four (4) weeks from May 21 to June 15 conducting significant archival research on a Newcomb or Tulane diversity-related topic of their own design with the approval of a faculty advisor. Researchers must frame their topic within the context of gender but are not limited to topics focused on women. While researchers are encouraged to use the Newcomb Archives for their research, they may also use other on-campus special collections and archives, such as the Louisiana Research Collection, the University Archives, and the Amistad Research Center. The research period will begin on May 21 and end on June 15, 2018. Fellows will be required to attend an orientation to archival research on May 21. They will be expected to produce a final project and share their research with the Newcomb Archives. Final project formats may vary depending on fellows’ interests, but may include a final paper (8-10 pages), digital project, or small exhibit in the Newcomb Archives’ exhibition space. Although credit will not be given for participation, fellows are encouraged to integrate their research project into an Independent Study or Honors thesis.

To apply, please submit:

  1. Research statement (300-500 words)
  2. Name and contact information of your faculty advisor
  3. A current resume
  4. (Optional) A list of resources you have already identified in the Newcomb Archives or other campus repositories that would be helpful to your research

The research statement should address the relevance of the proposed research to the unique resources found in campus special collections and archives. Faculty advisors should be aware of and supportive of the proposed research. Prospective applicants are encouraged to consult the websites of campus special collections and archives for detailed descriptions of their holdings.

All applications must be submitted by Friday, March 9, 2018. Notification of awards will be emailed to recipients by March 23, 2018.


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