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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.

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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.