The Robert Frederick Smith Applied Public History Fellowship for HBCU Graduates offers a two-year appointment providing advanced training and scholarly support in public history, museum management, outreach programming, and partnership building.

The fellow will support the ongoing Community Curation and Professional Curation programs of the Robert Frederick Smith Fund for the Digitization and Curation of African American History. The Community Curation Program (CCP) serves to help preserve materials for individuals and families in selected cities and regions. The Professional Curation Program (PCP) partners with other institutions around the country to digitize and make accessible collections about African American history and culture. The selected fellow will identify research projects and participate in outreach activities relevant to Community Curation and Professional Curation programming.

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To be eligible, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree as of summer of 2020 and at least one completed degree from a Historically Black College or University.

Applications must be submitted online through by 11:59pm December 15, 2019.

Required documents:
•       Resume or CV
•       Two reference letters (one academic and one professional)
•       Transcripts
•       Cover letter (maximum 3 pages)
•       Essay reflecting on HBCU experience (maximum 2 pages)
•       Outreach project proposal (maximum 2 pages)
•       You will be asked to identify research topic(s) of interest.

Detailed prompts for each document required can be found on our website.