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

Description

The National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) is pleased to announce the opening of a two-year NWHM Virtual Predoctoral Fellow Award in Women’s History or 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, OR a recent graduate from a relevant Master’s Degree-earning program. The predoctoral awardee, whose work at the NWHM may not necessarily correspond directly with his or her dissertation research, will work remotely for two academic years, between September 9, 2020 and May 27, 2022, and will receive a stipend of $10,000 each year. Applicants must have a working laptop with a microphone and camera, and reliable access to the Internet. This position is not full-time and will not receive full benefits.

Qualifications

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, OR be a recent graduate from a relevant Master’s Degree-earning program.

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
  • A letter of recommendation from an academic or professional source.

All application materials should be sent together via postal mail 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).