The New England Fellowship Consortium (NERFC) is a collaboration of 31 major cultural agencies. Its grants provide stipends of $5,000 for a minimum of eight weeks of research at participating institutions. Grants are designed to encourage projects that draw on the resources of several agencies.

Each NERFC itinerary must:

  1. be a minimum of eight weeks
  2. include at least three different member institutions, and
  3. include at least two weeks at each of these institutions.

NERFC grants support work in a broad array of fields, including but not limited to: history, literature, art history, African American studies, American studies, women’s and gender studies, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, religious studies, environmental studies, oceanography, and the histories of law, medicine, and technology.

Participating Collections

The New England Regional Fellowship Consortium includes 30 repositories, and a learned society. Collections at the participating institutions are broadly representative of the New England region and span the period from pre-contact to the present day. They include personal papers, organizational records, and printed works (both primary and secondary), as well as paintings, engravings, furniture, maps, photographs, architectural drawings, and materials in many other areas of collecting. Many of the organizations own and exhibit important historic houses.

  • Archives and Special Collections, Northeastern University
  • Baker Library, Harvard Business School
  • Boston Athenæum
  • Boston Public Library, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
  • John J. Burns Library, Boston College
  • Chapin Library, Williams College
  • Colonial Society of Massachusetts
  • Congregational Library and Archives
  • Connecticut Historical Society
  • Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
  • Mary Baker Eddy Library
  • Harvard Divinity School Library
  • Harvard Law School Library – Historical & Special Collections
  • Harvard University Archives
  • John Hay Library, Brown University
  • Historic Deerfield
  • Houghton Library, Harvard University
  • Maine Historical Society
  • Massachusetts Historical Society
  • Mystic Seaport
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society
  • New Hampshire Historical Society
  • Newport Historical Society
  • Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, University of Southern Maine
  • The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum
  • Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College
  • Rhode Island Historical Society
  • Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
  • Smith College Special Collections
  • University of Vermont Special Collections
  • Vermont Historical Society

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