The Environmental Design Archives at UC Berkeley is pleased to offer two short-term research fellowships to support scholars conducting interdisciplinary and innovative research on-site at the archives.
Applications for these fellowships are due March 1, 2024.
Committed to raising awareness of the significant architectural and landscape heritage of Northern California and beyond, the Environmental Design Archives collects, preserves, and provides access to primary records of its built environment. Its collections represent more than 200 of the San Francisco Bay Region’s most historically significant architects, landscape architects, urban planners, designers, and photographers.
Each of the two fellowships, the Waverly B. Lowell Fellowship and the Alice Ross Carey Fellowship, provide funding of up to $4,000 to support travel to Berkeley to conduct research using the collections of the Environmental Design Archives. Fellowship recipients are expected to spend significant time researching within the collections.
In general, fellowship funds will be awarded based on scope of project and length of research visit. Extenuating circumstances will be considered, particularly for international travel, but applicants can assume an award equivalent of $1,000 per full week of research time.
Fellowship applicants are welcome to discuss their research intent with the Environmental Design Curator, Betsy Frederick-Rothwell, prior to submission to determine how our collections can support research needs. Email a brief project description for a consultation.
The Alice Ross Carey Fellowship is open to doctoral students and emerging scholars in any related discipline. Students must be registered in an accredited graduate program and currently engaged in dissertation research. Other applicants may be academic or independent scholars.
The Waverly B. Lowell Fellowship is open to midcareer and senior scholars. Applicants may be academic or independent scholars.
The following materials must be received by the deadline (March 1, 2024).
- An abstract limited to 150 words, with project title
- A proposed list of materials to be examined during your fellowship, including collection names
- The proposed duration for your research in the archives (one, two, three, or four weeks). Longer visits will also be considered.
- A curriculum vitae (3 pages max)
- A project description (1,200 words max, not including citations) that outlines:
- How your project will advance scholarship in your field and how it is positioned with respect to existing literature
- In what ways the Environmental Design Archives collection will support and advance your research project
- A description of your anticipated outcome (e.g., dissertation or book chapter, article, exhibit, performance, etc.).
All materials should be submitted via the application form by 11:59 p.m. PST, on March 1, 2024.
Applications will be reviewed by a committee of UC Berkeley faculty and archivists. Awards will be based on the potential for the proposed research to make significant contributions to scholarship. Successful applications will demonstrate strong familiarity with Environmental Design Archives collections and make a compelling argument for the importance of those collections to the proposed project.
Applicants will be notified of all decisions by April 20, 2024. Research is expected to be completed no later than August 20, 2025.
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