Women’s History Fall Fellowship

History Colorado is seeking three recipients for its Center for Women’s History Fall Fellowship at the Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House Museum. We invite scholars, activists and artists who are engaged in the generation and collection of knowledge to help inform the understanding of women in Colorado’s history, specifically through the interdisciplinary lenses and methodologies of women’s studies, gender studies, and/or race and ethnic studies.

About the Fellowship

Scholars, activists and/or artists will focus on the generation of knowledge within the scope, methodologies, and epistemologies of the interdisciplinary academic fields of women’s studies, gender studies and ethnic studies. 

Fellows will help to inform the narrative of women’s history at Byers-Evans House Museum and contribute to the greater understanding of the history of women in Colorado. Successful candidates will be willing to engage in museum and community events such as exhibits, arts projects, programs, and collaborations with other History Colorado properties and sites. 

Fellows will have workspace provided at the Byers-Evans House Museum and receive a stipend of $5,000. Fellowships will take place between September 1 through December 1, 2018.


  • Participants will be on site 15 to 20 hours a week, which may include weekends.
  • Participants will be available to meet regularly with other participants and History Colorado staff and be present and engaged in selected scheduled public programs.
  • All participants must complete a project that can/will be shared with the public within 30/60 days of the completion of the fellowship. 
  • Once fellows are selected, the timeline, project funds, and resources available will be discussed.
  • All selected fellows must pass a background check.


All applications should include:

  • A 1500-word proposal detailing how their area of study, research, or project illuminates a greater understanding of women in Colorado’s history
  • A proposed project budget
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume (limit 2 pages front and back)
  • Three recommendation letters

Proposal should include

  • Applicant must provide a detailed description of proposed study, research or project in a maximum of 1500 words. Description should address the following elements:
  • A statement that outlines the major question, problem or themes being explored;
  • A summary of the plan for carrying out the project;
  • A description of research methods;
  • A summary of how this proposal intersects with applicant’s work and area of expertise;
  • A discussion of how this study, project, or research will inform a greater understanding of women in Colorado’s history;
  • A description of how this study, project, and new knowledge will be disseminated, such as: plans for publication, lectures, exhibitions, teaching, public art, etc. 
  • Estimated resources and funds that are needed to complete the final project. 

Applications are due by Saturday, March 31, 2018. Applications should be sent to Jillian Allison at jillian.allison@state.co.us.

Fellows will be responsible for all living expenses, and travel associated with their time.