As part of the ongoing mission to preserve and discover the Shaker heritage of Pleasant Hill, the Village offers several short-term fellowship opportunities to facilitate ongoing scholarly research about the Shakers and their heritage. These fellowships will assist in the continual understanding of the site’s history, while providing students and scholars a place to pursue their own educational and professional goals.
Any scholar, student or teacher with an interest in Pleasant Hill and Shaker history is encouraged to apply, including independent researchers, university professors, students and K-12 teachers.
Recipients will receive complimentary lodging at The Inn and meals from onsite food services for up to 12 days. Onsite lodging may be restricted based on availability at certain times of the year. Small stipends are available in special situations. Recipients will have access to Shaker Village’s onsite archive, research library and collections. Research at other local institutions may be permissible if their value to the project can be demonstrated.
Applications are accepted throughout the year. Each applicant must submit a résumé/CV and a prospectus. The prospectus should describe the proposed project and its significance, how it would benefit from Shaker Village’s archives and collections, and an estimated timeline for use of the archive. Send résumé and prospectus, along with any inquiries, to email@example.com.