Scholarships available for Program in New England Studies

Jan 7, 2019

Multiple scholarships are available for the Program in New England Studies, an intensive week-long exploration of New England decorative arts and architecture starting June 17, 2019.

Historic New England and a group of generous donors are providing scholarships to mid-career museum professionals and graduate students in the fields of architecture, decorative arts, material culture, museum studies, or public history. Candidates from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The scholarships cover the full registration fee of $1,600, housing at a local university, and a travel stipend of $200. Applications should include a resume or curriculum vitae (limit five pages) and a statement (limit two pages) explaining why you’d like to attend the Program in New England Studies and how you expect the program to benefit you and your career.

Historic New England also offers a specific scholarship to encourage the participation of individuals from diverse backgrounds. Applicants must represent a racial or ethnic minority group in the U.S. including but not limited to American Indian, African American or Black, Hispanic or Latinx, Asian, or Pacific Islander.


Please submit applications by 4:30 p.m. EST on April 21 to [email protected] with “Historic New England Scholarship Proposal” in the subject line. Successful applicants will be contacted by April 28, 2019.

Historic New England extends its thanks to Ralph Bloom, Decorative Arts Trust, Thom and Alice Gould, and Lee Oestreicher and Alejandra Miranda-Naon for making these scholarships available.

About Program in New England Studies

Program in New England Studies is where you will learn about New England culture from the seventeenth century to the Colonial Revival through lectures and presentations, hands-on workshops, and behind-the-scenes-tours.

You’ll travel throughout the region to hear from some of the country’s leading experts in regional history, architecture, preservation, and decorative arts. There are special visits and receptions at museums, private homes, and Historic New England properties, including a champagne reception on the terrace of Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House on Gloucester Harbor. The program is a chance to meet people from all over the country who want to learn more about New England and hear from the connoisseurs who want to share information about their area of expertise. It is perfect for museum professionals, graduate students, owners of historic houses, collectors, and anyone with a passion for New England history.

Special this year: Explore the colorful interiors and furnishings of the Eustis Estate, tour the recently restored Quincy House, and spend a half-day at Strawbery Banke, a ten-acre outdoor history museum.

Download a complete schedule.

Fees and Registration

The $1,600 fee includes all lectures, admissions, transportation to special visits and excursions, daily breakfast and lunch, evening receptions, and various service charges. Enrollment is limited to twenty-five participants. Online registration is available now.