Cokie Roberts Fellowship for Women’s History

In November 2019, the National Archives Foundation launched a new research fund to honor Cokie Roberts, who shed light on the stories of countless women in U.S. history that were previously unknown to the public. She showed how these lives had an impact on our country’s narrative and added to the rich heritage of our nation. Just as her prose and spirited discussions brought moments in history to new audiences, the Cokie Roberts Fellowship for Women’s History seeks to encourage the next generation of historians, journalists and authors to continue this legacy.

Cokie Roberts Fellowship for Women’s History
Application Information

Application Window: November 1, 2022 – April 11, 2023

Scope: The Cokie Roberts Research Fund for Women’s History will support one to three annual fellowships for early to mid-career historians, journalists, authors or graduate students who perform and publish new research to elevate women’s history using the records held by the National Archives. This Fellowship is intended to support the cost of travel and time to conduct research and publish works related to original research conducted at the National Archives. 

Eligibility: Applicants must be early to mid-career historians, journalists, authors or graduate students with proven writing skills, demonstrated passion for U.S. history and women’s rights and the ability to perform in-person research at a National Archives facility. Applicants can be based anywhere in the U.S.

Award: Up to $12,500

Deadlines: The application deadline is April 11, 2023, 11:59pm ET; application notifications will be in June 2023.

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2022 Cokie Roberts Women’s History Fellows

Jessica Kahkoska
Writer, Researcher and Producer for Theater and Television

Fellowship Research Topic:
Women at the Nuremberg Trials

Randa Tawil, PhD
Assistant Professor
Texas Christian University
Fellowship Research Topic:
Migration History and Reproductive Justice

2022 Official Finalists
Rebecca Brenner Graham, PhD
History Teacher
The Madeira School
Research Proposal:
Frances Perkins and the German-Jewish refugee crisis

M. Alison Kibler, PhD
Professor
Franklin and Marshall College
Research Proposal:
Feminist Television Activism in the 1970s

Ashley Robertson Preston, PhD
Assistant Professor
Howard University
Research Proposal:
Mary McLeod Bethune and the National Youth Administration

2021 Cokie Roberts Women’s History Fellows

Lois Leveen, PhD 
Public Humanities Scholar and Author

Fellowship Research Topic: African American Women’s Activism During the Civil War and Reconstruction

 

Kara Dixon Vuic, PhDProfessor Texas Christian University

Kara Dixon Vuic, PhD Professor
Texas Christian University
Fellowship Research Topic: Women and Selective Service