2020-22 National Women’s History Museum Predoctoral Fellow Award in Women’s History and Gender Studies


The National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) is pleased to announce the opening of a two-year NWHM Predoctoral Fellow Award in Women’s History and Gender Studies. Applicants should have a strong interest in women’s history, public history, or gender studies and the applications of these fields outside of academia.

Functioning as a research associate and providing programmatic support to the Museum’s Education Department, the awardee will assist in the development of content for the Museum’s compendium of online learning resources, associated educational curriculum, community engagement programs, and respond to inquiries from students, scholars, and the general public.

Candidates must be currently enrolled students in good standing in a relevant PhD program in the humanities. The predoctoral awardee, whose work at the NWHM may not necessarily correspond directly with his or her dissertation research, will be in residence part-time at the Alexandria, Virginia-based administrative offices of the National Women’s History Museum for two academic years, between September 9, 2020 and May 27, 2022, and will receive a stipend of $10,000 each year. This position is not full-time and will not receive full benefits.


Applicants must be enrolled in a relevant PhD program in the humanities with a strong interest in the fields of women’s history, public history, or gender studies.

Application Instructions

A complete application packet includes:

  • A statement of interest that outlines the applicant’s scholarly goals and how an NWHM fellowship award will be of benefit to furthering such goals;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • An unofficial graduate school transcript;
  • A short writing sample of no more than 3,000 words; and
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources.

All application materials should be sent together via postal mail or email to:

The National Women’s History Museum
c/o Liz Eberlein, Education Programs Manager
205 S. Whiting Street, Ste. 254
Alexandria, VA  22304

Or, electronically to: [email protected] (please use “2020-22 Fellow Award” as the subject line).

No phone calls, please. All applicants will be notified of outcome no later than August 3, 2020.