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December 6, 2023 Historic Deerfield

Historic Deerfield Now Accepting Applications for 2024 Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program in Early American History and Material Culture

Learn more about the Summer Fellowship

This tuition-free program gives college students the opportunity to explore history and material culture studies, conduct original research, and experience an open-air museum , all in an authentic 18th Century village.

Historic Deerfield invites applications from college juniors and seniors to take part in an intensive, nine-week Summer Fellowship Program in History and Material Culture. College juniors (graduating in 2025), and seniors who expect to graduate in 2024 are eligible for 7 openings in the program, which is designed for undergraduate students in African American Studies, American Studies, Architecture, Archaeology, Art and Art History, Design, Historic Preservation, History, Material Culture, Native American Studies, and Museum Studies. The program is immersive and academically rigorous (fellows will be engaged most nights and weekends), fun (fellows get to know cohort members from around the country and travel to regional museums and historic sites), and skill-building (fellows gain practical experience with guiding, interpretation of material culture, research, writing, and the formal presentation of research findings).

This unique residential living-and-learning opportunity takes place at Historic Deerfield, in Deerfield, Massachusetts. Each participant receives a full fellowship that covers all expenses associated with the program, including tuition, room and board, and field trips. A limited number of stipends are awarded to students with demonstrated need to help cover lost summer income. Financial aid awards are need blind and application for assistance has no impact on the program application.

The 2024 program begins June 3 and ends August 5. Applications are now being accepted online at https://www.historic-deerfield.org/programs/summer-fellowship-program/. The application deadline is February 5, 2024. Notification of acceptances will be announced in March.

For More Information
Contact: Dr. Erika Gasser, Director of Academic Programs
Phone: (413) 775-7207
Email:  egasser@historic-deerfield.org
Website:  https://www.historic-deerfield.org/programs/summer-fellowship-program/