Kelly Rogers Denzler in Byers Evans museum

Women’s History Fall Fellowship

History Colorado is seeking three recipients for its Center for Colorado Women’s History Fall Fellowship. We invite scholars, activists, artists, musicians and writers who are engaged in the expansion and expression of knowledge to help inform the understanding of women in Colorado’s history, specifically through the interdisciplinary lens and methodologies of women’s studies, gender studies, and/or race and ethnic studies. Fellows will have workspace at the Center for Colorado Women’s History at Byers-Evans House Museum and receive a stipend.

About the Fellowship

Scholars, activists, artists, musicians, and/or writers will focus on the generation of knowledge and/or the expression of history within the scope of the interdisciplinary fields of women’s studies, gender studies and ethnic studies. Participants will help to inform the narrative of women’s history at the Center for Colorado Women’s History 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. You can learn about previous fellows here.

Expectations

  • Participants will be spend 15 to 20 hours a week engaged in research, study, collaboration, writing or creation, which may include weekends
  • Participants will spend 1 to 3 hours a week on site for meetings, programs and opportunities for collaboration with other participants and History Colorado staff
  • Participants will be present and engaged in selected scheduled public programs
  • All participants must complete a project that can/will be shared with the public within 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.

Applicants must submit

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

Timeline

  • Applications are due March 31
  • Announcement will be made on May 1

Fellowships will take place between September 1 through December 1, 2019. Stipend is $5,000

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

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, including an estimated timeline;
  • A description of methods;
  • A summary of how this proposal intersects with applicant’s work and area of expertise;
  • A discussion of how this study, project, creation, or research will inform a greater understanding of women in Colorado’s history;
  • A description of how this study, project, and new knowledge or expression 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.

Please email submissions to jillian.allison@state.co.us.

About the Center for Colorado Women’s History

The Center for Colorado Women’s History at the Byers-Evans House Museum is the first state museum focused on the past, present and future achievements of Colorado women. The Center focuses on scholarship, research, public programs, narrative, lectures, and exhibits that expand the understanding and collective memory of the history of women in Colorado. The Center for Colorado Women’s History at Byers-Evans House is a Community Museum of History Colorado.