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Elizabeth Lyon Fellowship

Fellowship to a Georgia Student, Intern, or Emerging
Professional for a Research Project in Preservation or History

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Georgia Trust

Deadline Date:

02/09/18 Postmark


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Fellowship of up to $5,000 to a Georgia student, intern, or emerging professional who has been in the field for no more than five years. This fellowship supports educational and research/study initiatives that address preservation needs and emerging issues, and that will make a significant contribution to the practice and understanding of historic preservation.

The fellowship will connect research with the preservation of historic properties, contribute significantly to the scholarship of historic preservation in general and in Georgia, and promote historic preservation practice and theory.

Awards may be used for research or study which produces a paper or publication for general distribution, special university seminars which produce a publication or report (web-based or print), conferences on significant topics with a written report, a statewide conference speaker who could speak on an emerging issue with the remarks available for distribution or community-based research and field work which results in a written report or handbook.

Possible topics for research, seminars or conferences include:

- Preservation policy and emerging issues at national, state, or local levels;
- Preservation philosophy and theory;
- Public perceptions of preservation, interpreting history through preservation;
- Studies of historic properties, property types, or historic context studies,
- Studies in the history of historic preservation; or
- Community-based studies* that address the benefits of preservation.

*Community studies could address public perceptions of the value of and benefits to the quality of community life, as for example, the development of a formal and defensible methodology for identifying and measuring the value of a community's tangible assets, innovative solutions to community preservation needs, or the process of creating broad-based coalitions of citizens to address local issues and needs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179060

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The Elizabeth Lyon Fellowship awards up to $5,000.

Term of Contract:

The fellowship should be used within one calendar year of being received.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Applicant must be a student, intern or a professional who has been in the field for no more than 5 years.
- Applicants should study or work in the field of historic preservation, heritage preservation, public history, architectural history or American history with a particular focus on the State of Georgia.
- Applicants must have a sponsor/faculty or senior professional advisor to provide intellectual direction/consultation to the student or young professional.
- Priority will be given to those applicants with a connection to Georgia (a Georgia resident, a student in a Georgia academic institution, or an employee of a Georgia company).

Pre-Application Information:

Postmark Deadline is February 9, 2018.

Please Note:

- Applicants must submit a brief (no longer than 3 pp.) essay outlining their proposed project and a letter from their sponsor, in addition to the formal application form.
- Applicants are encouraged to propose an independent study, but participation in an existing program is acceptable.
- The recipient will provide a progress report to The Georgia Trust before August 1, 2018.
- The fellowship will be announced at the Georgia Trust’s Annual Meeting in the spring.
- Applicants will receive notification of award by mail before April 26, 2018.
- The fellowship should be used within one calendar year of being received. A copy of the final publication or report must be received by The Georgia Trust by June 1, 2019.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mail or Email nominations to:

Elizabeth Lyon Fellowship
Preservation Department
1516 Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

Contact Information:

Direct any further questions to Neale Nickels, Preservation Director, at 404-885-7817 or at the above email address.

Alternatively, learn more about the Fund by downloading the application or emailing

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Georgia