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Archive Fellowship Program

Archive Fellowship Program

Archive Fellowship 2017

Fellowship Purpose
The Jazz & Heritage Fellowships are intended for people who have already demonstrated a remarkable capacity to document cultural and artistic aspects of New Orleans and/or Louisiana, through productive scholarship via public presentations, publications, or exhibitions.

Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Jazz & Heritage Archive’s resources by either visiting the Archive or speaking with the Archivists. Please note some of our collections are on our online catalog and can be found at

Applicants can be either an academic or an independent scholar with a considerable record of achievement.

How to Apply
Go to the Foundation’s site in FluidReview at to  sign up, create a profile and start an application.

Fellowship Outline
A maximum of 3 fellowships will be awarded annually for $5,000 each. Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed. Fellows must provide a mid-project report or presentation.

Application open:            September 15, 2017
Application deadline:     October 31, 2017
Award notification:         November 29, 2017

The Fellowship program has three purposes. First, is to encourage the scholarly use of the collections in the Jazz & Heritage Archive. Second, is to support new documentation projects that produce primary resource material of lasting value for future research use in the Jazz & Heritage Archive. Third, is to encourage scholarship regionally.

While the Jazz & Heritage Archive resources should play a central role in the proposed research agenda, fellows are also encouraged to explore other research facilities in the Greater New Orleans area. The majority of our collection is not in our online catalog and all applicants are strongly encouraged to call the Archive to discuss materials of interest.

Archive Mission
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Archive is an educational service that identifies, collects, preserves, and protects materials of cultural and historical significance to New Orleans and Louisiana as well as the records of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation and its assets and programs. These materials are to be used solely for scholarly research and interpretation and to support the mission of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

Questions? Contact the Jazz & Heritage Archive by sending an email to or by calling (504) 558-6138.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc.