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Fellowships

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


Application Procedures

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 visit the U.S. Proposals must be submitted electronically as PDF or Word files via email to [email protected]. 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. 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.


2020 Available Fellowships

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation – EXARC Fellowship

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation– EXARC Fellowshipis intended to advance the research and scholarship of archaeological open-air museums 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 open-air museums, ancient and traditional technology, experimental archaeology or interpretation, applicable to the 18th century. 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.

Fellowships run for one month totaling $2,500. Applications are due May 31st, 2020 and decisions will be announced shortly afterwards.


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