Scholarships available for Program in New England Studies

Historic New England and a group of generous donors are providing multiple scholarships for this year’s Program in New England Studies. The scholarships are available to mid-career museum professionals and graduate students in the fields of architecture, decorative arts, material culture, or public history. We encourage candidates from diverse cultural backgrounds to apply.

Program in New England Studies is an intensive week-long exploration of New England’s decorative arts and architecture. It runs from Monday, June 19, to Saturday, June 24, 2017. Participants travel throughout New England to hear lectures and presentations by some of the country’s leading experts in regional history, architecture, preservation, and decorative arts. The itinerary includes hands-on workshops and visits to Historic New England properties, other museums, and private homes and collections.

Scholarship Applications
Scholarships cover the full registration fee, 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 Program in New England Studies and how you expect the program to benefit you and your career.

Historic New England 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 Latino/a, Asian, or Pacific Islander.

Submission Deadlines
Applications must be submitted electronically by 4:30 p.m. EST on April 21 to KTurino@HistoricNewEngland.org. Subject line should include “Historic New England Scholarship Proposal.” Successful applicants will be contacted by April 28, 2017.

Historic New England extends its thanks to Ralph Bloom, Decorative Arts Trust, and Tom and Alice Gould for making these scholarships available.