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National Archives Foundation Opens Application Process for Cokie Roberts Women’s History Fellowship

December 22, 2020

WASHINGTON D.C. – The National Archives Foundation, the nonprofit partner of the National Archives and Records Administration, has just announced the submission process for the inaugural Cokie Roberts Women’s History Fellowship. Launched in fall 2019, the Cokie Roberts Research Fund for Women’s History will award up to $12,000 to support annual fellowships for graduate students, journalists, historians or authors who will perform new research at the National Archives to elevate women’s history.

The Cokie Roberts Research Fund for Women’s History seeks to encourage the next generation of journalists and authors to continue her legacy and draw new audiences to the stories found in our country’s past.

The recipients of the fellowship will perform original document research from the National Archives  on women’s history for a published article or essay appearing in a newspaper, magazine, website, book or academic publication. The research and publication will be featured in a National Archives public program in the William G. McGowan Theater at the National Archives Museum and online through National Archives and Foundation channels. 

Applications for the fellowship are due by 5 pm ET on March 12, 2021 and will be announced on May 1, 2021. 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 Amer