Fulbright-National Archives and Heritage Science Fellowship

Closing Date: 15/10/2022

Funding for UK academics to conduct a heritage sciences research project at the National Archives and Record Administration’s Heritage Science Research and Testing Lab in the United States.

The US-UK Fulbright Commission endeavours to foster mutual cultural understanding between the United States and United Kingdom by supporting educational exchange between both nations. The Commission operates a series of awards and exchange programmes to enable undergraduates, postgraduates, academics and professionals to study and conduct research in the respective partner country.

The Fulbright-National Archives and Heritage Science Fellowship is available as one of the 2022/23 Fulbright Scholar Awards and is offered in partnership by the US State Department and National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

The purpose of the fellowship is to enable a scholar from the UK to conduct a heritage science research project while based at the National Archives and Record Administration’s Heritage Science Research and Testing Lab in College Park, Maryland.

Projects may be between five and twelve months in duration and should be interdisciplinary in nature, spanning the sciences and humanities, focusing on the care, use and management of cultural and historical artefacts using tools and techniques from STEM disciplines.

Proposals will be accepted from the following disciplines:

  • Heritage/Conservation Science
  • Preventative Preservation
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Materials Science and engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Statistics

Areas of interest include:

  • Archival cultural heritage preservation and conservation
  • Applications of technology to complex issues in heritage preservation and risk management
  • Data analysis and visualisation
Funding body US-UK Fulbright Commission
Maximum value Discretionary
Reference ID S24171
Category Arts and Humanities
Fund or call Fund