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Harrison Goodall Preservation Fellowship, Preservation Maryland
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Contributed By: Nicholas Redding
Email The Author: submit@presmd.org
Website: https://www.preservationmaryland.org/

The National Park Service, in partnership with Preservation Maryland, is pleased to announce the Harrison Goodall Preservation Fellowship to promote innovation and professional growth in the field of historic preservation. The fellowship is a short-term opportunity to pursue a unique self-directed project under the guidance of a mentor. Fellows will receive recognition for a distinguished achievement while creating original preservation training content, performing research, or enhancing leadership and management skills.

PURPOSE

The Harrison Goodall Preservation Fellowship gives graduate students and enterprising professionals the opportunity to undertake a focused pursuit that makes a meaningful contribution to the field of historic preservation and support the stewardship of historic resources not only in the National Park Service but nationwide and at any level (e.g., other federal agencies, state and county parks, non-profit history museums, etc.).

In brief, the fellowship is meant to encourage and help accomplish something exceptional and innovative. Often during the rigors of a preservation graduate program or while in professional employment, there aren’t opportunities to explore issues that can create a difference in the preservation field. The format of the fellowship program is flexible to encourage creativity and allow fellows to continue to study, work, or engage in other activities.

Inspired by a gift from Harrison Goodall and made possible by Preservation Maryland, this NPS partnership is meant to promote innovation in the field of historic preservation by allowing outstanding preservationists to develop and conduct independent projects. Fellows not only make a contribution to the field of preservation but also grow professionally as a result of their interaction with a preservation mentor.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This opportunity is aimed at both emerging and seasoned preservation professionals and graduate students enrolled at least part-time in a preservation-related degree program (historic preservation, museum studies, history, archeology, urban planning, architecture, preservation trades, etc.). Applications will be accepted from federal and non-federal applicants.

TARGET PURSUITS

Creativity and divergent thinking are encouraged for fellowship self-directed pursuits. While we invite fellows from a wide range of fields, a project must demonstrate a tangible contribution to the field of historic preservation. Common project categories:self-study or skill developmenteducation programs/curriculum developmentmicrolearning developmentapp/software developmentresearchtreatment developmentleadership/managementcommunity engagementOther preservation-related endeavors may be undertaken with the approval of the fellowship committee. Pursuits related to the preservation of vernacular architecture are encouraged.

FELLOWSHIP EXPERIENCE

Once accepted, fellows will be paired with (or continue working with) a mentor appropriate to their field of study. Fellows will develop a plan with their mentors which establishes a timeline for deliverables, a broad outline of their final deliverables, and expectations for collaboration and communication. Fellows will also establish the period of residency (up to two weeks) when they plan to travel to an appropriate location to either work with their mentor or complete fieldwork for their project (subject to change based on current national, regional and local public health guidance). Every fellowship will result in a different deliverable which will be due by August of their fellowship year.

FELLOWSHIP AWARD

Candidates are admitted as fellows for a year (August to August). The program will provide a $5,000 award. Additional support may be provided on a as-needed basis to assure completion of the two-week residency.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The final selection of projects to be funded will be based on the applicant’s ability to demonstrate:a meaningful and tangible contribution to the field of historic preservation; a high level of scholarship or understanding of the pursuit; an emphasis on innovation and critical thinking; a contribution to the professional growth of the candidate; the benefit of mentor involvement; the ability to share and/or present the project within the preservation community; project feasibility

HOW TO APPLY


PART 1: ONLINE APPLICATION FORM OPEN TO ALL

Fill out the online application form including a short statement of interest generally outlining your proposed project. The selection committee will then contact finalists and invite them to complete a full application. Applications are due on May 29, 2020, 11:59PM GMT/7:59PM EST.

PART 2: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO BE SUBMITTED UPON INVITATION ONLY

Applicants selected to move on in the selection process will be contacted by June 15, 2020.

Questions?

For questions about the mission of the Goodell Fellowship and NPS’s role in providing this opportunity, and/or about your potential project eligibility, please contact:

Katherine Wonson, Director
Western Center for Historic Preservation
National Park Service
whitegrassranch@nps.gov

For questions related to Preservation Maryland and The Campaign for Historic Trades, and/or about the online application process or any technical difficulties, please contact: Nicholas Redding, Executive Director
Preservation Maryland
submit@presmd.org



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Posted: May 7, 2020
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