We are posting the information below because it may be of interest to crvnetters. Please feel free to distribute to interested colleagues. The Center does not have additional information. To learn more about the grants, please contact the Massachusetts Historical Society as described below. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- The New England Regional Fellowship Consortium Research Grants, 2002-2003 The New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, a collaboration of fifteen major cultural agencies, will offer at least eight awards in 2002-2003. Each grant will provide a stipend of $5,000 for eight weeks of research at participating institutions. Applications are welcome from anyone with a serious need to use the collections and facilities of the organizations. The Consortiumís grants are designed to encourage projects that draw on the resources of several agencies. Each award will be for research at a minimum of three different institutions. Fellows must work at each of these organizations for at least two weeks. Grants in this cycle are for the year June 1, 2002-May 31, 2003. Application Process: Candidates must visit our website or contact Jean Powers at the Massachusetts Historical Society to receive an application form. For the next fellowship cycle, the postmark deadline will be February 1, 2002. Send applications to: Regional Fellowships, Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215. Candidates will be notified of the outcome of the competition approximately eight weeks after the application deadline. Questions: If you have any questions, or to receive the latest word on additions to the list of participating institutions, visit our website at <http://www.masshist.org/fellowships.html> or contact Jean Powers at the Massachusetts Historical Society, <[log in to unmask]>, telephone (617) 646-0513. The New England Regional Fellowship Consortium includes fourteen repositories and a major, university-based research center. Collections at the participating institutions are broadly representative of the New England region and span the period from pre-contact to the present day. They include personal papers, organizational records, and printed works (both primary and secondary) as well as paintings, engravings, furniture, maps, photographs, architectural drawings, and materials in many other areas of collecting. Many of the organizations own and exhibit important historic houses.