The Charles E. Beveridge Research Fellowship honors the eminent scholar, Charles E. Beveridge, Series Editor of The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted, and devoted friend of Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site and its archives and collections. The award will be made annually directly to one or more selected recipients.
The Beveridge Fellowship supports research and projects utilizing the Olmsted Archives at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site and the continued development of scholarship related to the Olmsted legacy.
WHO SHOULD APPLY
Students and professionals engaged in art or architectural history, landscape architecture, architecture, urban planning, historic preservation, engineering, American studies, or related disciplines.
The Fellowship consists of a stipend (up to $3,000). There may be more than one award in a given year.
Applicants currently enrolled in graduate academic and professional programs, or who have completed their studies, are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to emerging professionals. Public agencies may also apply to broaden the understanding of the Olmsted legacy at the state, regional, and municipal level. The Fellowship cannot be used to supplement fees associated with commercial, for-profit contracts. The research project must utilize the Olmsted Archives at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site; other related repositories may also be helpful. For example, the Library of Congress contains the majority of the Olmsted firm’s correspondence and Harvard’s Loeb Library has an extensive collection related to John Charles Olmsted.
Awardees will be selected based on the proposed project and the extent to which proposed research utilizes the range of resources in the Olmsted Archives. Research proposals related to the entire body of work of the Olmsted firm (1857-1979) will be accepted. The Beveridge Research Award jury is composed of Friends of Fairsted board members and representatives from the National Park Service.
No more than three months after completing the research project supported by the Beveridge Fellowship, the awardee will submit a brief report to the Friends of Fairsted summarizing their work and how the funds were spent. The awardee may also be asked to participate in a webinar or write a short article to present their project to the National Park Service and Friends of Fairsted.
For more information on the Friends of Fairsted and the Beveridge Fellowship, please see the Friends of Fairsted website. Information on the Olmsted Archives, as well as related repositories, can be found at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site website.
Please note that the COVID-19 public health crisis may limit Fairsted archive staff access to materials and in-person visits by the awardee as well as delaying response from the Friends.