HABS-SAH Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship

Event Details

End: December 31, 2017
Contact: lisa_davidson@nps.gov
More Info: http://www.nps.gov/hdp/jobs/tompkins.htm

The Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship, a joint program of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) and the National Park Service’s Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), permits a graduate student in architectural history or a related field the opportunity to work on a 12-week HABS history project during the summer of 2018. The Fellow will prepare a written history that focuses on a significant U.S. building or site for the permanent HABS collection at the Library of Congress. The Fellow’s research interests and goals will inform the building or site selected for documentation by HABS staff. The Fellow is usually stationed in the HABS Washington, D.C., office. The Fellow will be selected by a jury of two SAH members and one HABS representative.


The Award
The award consists of a $10,000–$12,000 stipend. The successful applicant will be notified in late January and will be recognized during the SAH's 71st Annual International Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota, April 18-22, 2018. The award includes travel, hotel accommodation, and registration for the SAH St. Paul conference up to $1,000. The award will be announced in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians and the SAH Newsletter after the presentation.


Reporting Requirements
In addition to the final project/written history, recipients are required to upload a minimum of 50 images documenting their summer HABS project to the SAHARA image database prior to completion of the fellowship.


Criteria for Application
Applicants should be pursuing graduate studies in architectural history or other related fields. You do not have to be a member of SAH to apply for this fellowship, but membership is strongly encouraged.


Application Details
Applications for the 2018 Sally Kress Tompkins/HABS award will open on September 1, 2017. Applications must be postmarked by December 31, 2017.


To apply, visit: http://www.nps.gov/hdp/jobs/tompkins.htm or contact Lisa Davidson at 202-354-2179.