The Brown Teacher Research Fellowship provides Virginia educators the opportunity to research and study a specific aspect of Virginia history and produce educational resources to support the Library of Virginia’s ongoing exhibition and education programs. The award includes a generous stipend as well as an allocation to cover registration fees and travel for conference presentations.
Over the course of two weeks during the summer, the Brown Fellow works with staff members of the Library of Virginia—including consultation with reference and archival staff members—to pursue research on the selected topic for the year. The Brown Fellow is also encouraged to make presentations at educational conferences based on his or her research and lesson plans.
This year the Library of Virginia is looking for Fellows that have an interest in researching the history of the Emancipation Era and the interstate slave trade that took place during the first half of the nineteenth century. Piqued your interest?! Then view the 2014 institute information to learn more about the project and how to apply.
Deadline is Friday, May 9. Applicants will be notified by May 23.
Frequently asked questions about the Brown Teacher Fellowship.