New England Regional Fellowship Consortium

the new england regional fellowship consortium, a collaboration of 21 major cultural agencies, will offer at least 15 awards in 2014–2015. Each grant will provide a stipend of $5,000 for a minimum of eight weeks of research at participating institutions. Awards are open to U.S. citizens and foreign nationals who hold the necessary U.S. government documents. Grants are designed to encourage projects that draw on the resources of several agencies.

Each itinerary must:

  • be a minimum of eight weeks
  • include at least three different member institutions, and
  • include at least two weeks at each of these institutions.

NERFC expects fellows to visit all the repositories they list in their proposals for the length of time they specify. The Consortium’s policy is to ensure that each member with collections hosts fellows every year. An applicant’s proposed itinerary may be a factor in the decision whether to award a fellowship. In keeping with NERFC’s regional interests, the Consortium may also favor applications that draw on institutions from more than one metropolitan area. Grants in this cycle are for the year June 1, 2014–May 31, 2015.


Please note: the Vermont Historical Society will not be hosting fellows in 2014-2015.

Special Awards

the colonial society of massachusetts will underwrite a project on the history of New England before the American Revolution.

Application Process

Candidates must apply online. The NERFC is managed by the Massachusetts Historical Society. Online applications links will bring you to the MHS website.

Managed by the Massachusetts Historical Society