Description: This fellowship is designed to support research and publications on the history, art, architecture, or landscape of the United States Capitol and related buildings. Fellowship support permits scholars to use the extensive documents housed in the Office of the Architect of the Capitol, the Library of Congress, and the National Archives. The proposed topic must directly relate to some elements of art or architecture within the United States Capitol complex: the Capitol, the congressional office buildings, the Library of Congress buildings, the Supreme Court buildings, and the Botanic Garden. It may include studies of individual artists, architects, or other historical figures and forces. The research must involve the resources of the Architect of the Capitol, including the architectural drawings, manuscripts, and reference collections, or material on the Capitol in the Library of Congress, National Archives, or other specific collections identified in the applicant’s proposal.
Award: Fellowship may be requested for a minimum of one month and a maximum of one year. Stipend is $2,500 per month, up to a maximum of $30,000 for a full year, pending the availability of funding. It is expected that full time will be devoted to research during the tenure of the fellowship. Research space will be provided in the Curator’s Office of the Architect of the Capitol. Limited support services also will be provided. Travel and research expenses are to be covered by the monthly stipend. Fellows are responsible for arranging their own housing and transportation.
Eligibility: Graduates students enrolled in a degree program in art or architectural history, American history, American studies, museum studies, or decorative arts, and scholars with a proven record of research and publication may apply.
Deadline: March 15, 2021