The Maryland Center for History and Culture is a proud supporter of ongoing academic research. Our organization offers fellowships and prizes to encourage and support this cause.

The Tory Burch Claire McCardell Fashion Fellowship

TheTory Burch Claire McCardell Fashion Fellowship is a new year-long fellowship, beginning in early 2022, that will advance professionals in the museum field by giving them the opportunity to help create a fashion exhibition in the Claire McCardell Gallery at the Maryland Center for History and Culture to open in fall of the same year. The fellow will showcase their research, leadership, and creativity skills in MCHC’s prestigious Fashion Archives, with a particular focus on research and scholarship relating to Claire McCardell and her legacy in American sportswear. The Tory Burch Claire McCardell Fashion Fellowship will provide the chosen candidate with hands-on experience in archival research, collection management, conservation and costume mounting, leadership, and curation.

The Lord Baltimore Research Fellowship

Through the Lord Baltimore Research Fellowship, MCHC welcomes applications on all periods and aspects of Maryland’s social, political, and cultural history. Our goal is to foster research across a breadth of historical fields and areas of interests, while drawing on the collections within the H. Furlong Baldwin Library. Applications should demonstrate a strong tie between the proposed research project and the Library’s collections.

The Ashby M. Larmore Fellowship

The Ashby M. Larmore Fellowship was established to foster and expand genealogical and historical knowledge related to the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Established to honor the late Mr. Ashby Morton Larmore’s dedication to continual learning through primary source study, the fellowship seeks to support scholarly research using primary sources in the collections of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library. Research topics may be genealogical in nature, or focus on historical topics exploring the people, events, sites, and/or objects of Eastern Shore communities.

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