2022 Center for Colorado Women’s History Fellowship

Call for Proposals

History Colorado is seeking three recipients for its Center for Colorado Women’s History 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, the opportunity to consult with the advisory committee of the museum and receive a stipend. The stipend is not salary or compensation.  The stipend is meant to support study and research during the tenure of the appointment and will be issued in two installments.

About the Fellowship

Scholars, activists and/or artists 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. 


  • Participants will spend 12 to 18 hours a week engaged in research, study, collaboration, writing or creation, schedule is flexible.
  • Participants will spend 3 to 6 hours a month in meetings, programs and opportunities for collaboration with other participants, advisors and History Colorado staff, virtually or in person. 
  • 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 90 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. 


Applications are due November 1, 2021. Announcement will be made in November 2021. Fellowships will take place between March 14th, 2022 and June 11th, 2022.
Stipend is $5,000. Fellows will be responsible for all living expenses, and travel associated with their time. 

To apply, applicants must submit:

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

Proposal should include:

Applicants 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 the final project and summary 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. 
  • An answer to the question below:
  • As a response to the national protests regarding systemic injustice, History Colorado staff came together to discuss as an institutional community the ways in which History Colorado can advance the work of anti-racism. These Grounding Virtues are the result of our collective process.  
  • Please click here: https://www.historycolorado.org/sites/default/files/media/document/2020/Anti-Racism_Grounding_Virtues.pdf 

Answer this question: How have these guiding principles shown up in your previous work and /or how would you contribute to these virtues in your internship position at History Colorado?

History Colorado is committed to anti-racism practices across its institution and outlined in these grounding virtues. As such, we encourage members of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) LGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities communities to apply for this fellowship.

Applications should be submitted to Jillian Allison, museum director, at Jillian.Allison@state.co.us by November 1, 2021.




Byers-Evans House Museum

Center for Colorado Women's History

About the Center for Colorado Women’s History

The Center for Colorado Women’s History is a museum of History Colorado, located in Denver’s Golden Triangle Creative District.  It focuses on scholarship, research, public programs, narrative, lectures, school tours and exhibits that expand the understanding and collective memory of the history of women in Colorado. The Center is a space for adventurous dialogue and challenging questions that:

  • Generate new knowledge and understandings of women’s role in Colorado history
  • Reflect the diverse audiences of Colorado.
  • Share and collect stories that represent the lives and work of all women in Colorado’s past and present.
  • Amplify stories of the women who work within communities.
  • Connect local stories to the broader stories of women’s history worldwide.