Monday, January 25, 2016

March 15 is the deadline to apply for the Dave Walter Research Fellowship

The Montana Historical Society Research Center is pleased to announce the availability of the 2016 Dave Walter Research Fellowship.  The Dave Walter Research Fellowship will be awarded to two Montana residents involved in public history projects focused on exploring local Montana history. The award is intended to help Montanans conduct research on their towns, counties, and regions using resources at the Montana Historical Society. Research can be for any project related to local history, including exhibit development, walking tours, oral history projects, building history or preservation, county or town histories, archaeological research, and class projects. Awards of $1,250 each will be given to two researchers.

Recipients will be expected to:
§  travel to the MHS to conduct research
§  spend a minimum of the equivalent of one week in residence conducting research
§  provide a copy of their final product or a report on their completed project to the MHS Research Center
Applications are evaluated on:
§  suitability of the research to the Society's collections
§  potential of the project to make a contribution to local history
§  experience in conducting local history research
The application must include the following:
§  project proposal, not to exceed 3 pages, describing the research including the specific MHS Research Center collections you intend to use
§  cover letter
§  1-2 page resume
§  letter of recommendation
Applications must be sent as one PDF document to mhslibrary@mt.gov no later than March 15. Announcement of the award will be made in mid-April. Questions should be directed to Molly Kruckenberg at mkruckenberg@mt.gov.

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