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The National Archives Foundation Opens Third-annual Application Process for Cokie Roberts Women’s History Fellowship

November 3, 2022

Washington, DC – The National Archives Foundation, the nonprofit partner of the National Archives and Records Administration, announces the open submission process for the third-annual Cokie Roberts Women’s History Fellowship. The fellowship was launched in 2019 to continue Cokie’s trailblazing legacy of highlighting the unseen, unknown stories of women who have worked to build our nation. The fund will award up to $12,000 to support fellowships for journalists, historians, authors and/or graduate students to conduct new research at the National Archives that elevates the knowledge of women’s impact on our shared history.

The National Archives Foundation has already awarded grants to two groups of people. The previously selected fellows studied topics ranging from women’s military service to immigrant women’s reproductive rights. The work of the fellows will be featured in National Archives public programming and through the foundation’s online channels. The foundation is enthusiastic about the research potential of prospective fellows.

“The National Archives is home to 15 billion historical documents describing some of the most compelling stories and achievements of women who for too long have been forgotten. Through their research, the 2023 fellows will continue Cokie’s lifelong mission of uncovering and sharing these stories for generations to come,” said National Archives Foundation Board Chair and President Governor James J. Blanchard.

“Cokie believed in women, and in her long career as a journalist, TV anchor and historian, she devoted herself to telling their stories and documenting their invaluable – and often invisible – contributions to the life of the nation,” said her husband, Steve Roberts. “This archives fellowship will enable the next generation of writers and researchers to carry on her critical work.”

Applications for the fellowship open on November 1, 2022, and close on April 11, 2023. For more information about the fellowship, FAQs and application process, please visit

About the National Archives Foundation

The National Archives Foundation is an independent nonprofit that increases public awareness of the National Archives, inspires a deeper appreciation of our country’s heritage and encourages citizen engagement in our democracy. The foundation generates financial and creative support for National Archives exhibitions, public programs and educational initiatives, introducing America’s records to people around the U.S. and the world. Learn more at