New Research Fellowships at Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon 2013 Fellowship Program

Supporting Research on the Life, Leadership, and
Legacy of George Washington


The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon is accepting applications for its inaugural fellowships.  These fellowships are designed to support short-term and long-termfunded residential research. Slated to open in fall 2013, the Library is located at Mount Vernon, just 16 miles south of Washington, D.C. near Alexandria, Va.

Fellowships will be awarded to applicants whose research focuses on the life, leadership and legacy of George Washington and his place in the development of American civic life and culture. Applications will also be evaluated on their relevance to the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association’s mission, which is to preserve, restore, and manage the estate of George Washington and to educate visitors and people throughout the world about his life, legacies, character, and leadership.

These funded research opportunities are available to doctoral candidates at the dissertation stage, and those who have a PhD or standing as an advanced scholar in a relevant field.  Applicants may be U.S. residents or international scholars with permission to enter the U.S. for this purpose. Applications are due by November 15, 2012. 

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