15 November 2018





The Dianne Woest Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities

The Dianne Woest Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities supports scholarly research on the history and culture of Louisiana and the Gulf South. While THNOC resources should play a central role in the proposed research agenda, fellows are also encouraged to explore other research facilities in the Greater New Orleans area.

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The Historic New Orleans Collection gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Dianne Audrey Woest (1935–2003), a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, former president of the New Orleans Council for International Visitors, and true friend of the arts. Through a planned giving arrangement, Woest designated The Collection as a beneficiary of her estate.

The major research fields are colonial Louisiana, the Louisiana Purchase, the Battle of New Orleans, the Civil War, Mississippi River life, cartography, transportation, plantations, urban development, Louisiana artists and writers, architecture, the French Quarter, jazz and other forms of early New Orleans music, historic preservation, and Mardi Gras.

Specializations for studying on this opportunity:

  • History
  • Literature
  • Culture
  • Arts
  • Music

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Eligible Countries


Program Period

Fellows may select their period(s) of residence, but all research must commence and conclude during the specified fellowship term (April 1, 2019–March 31, 2020).

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • U.S. applicants as well as international candidates are encouraged to apply for the research fellowship.
  • The fellowship is open to doctoral candidates, academic and museum professionals, and independent scholars. U.S. citizenship is not required, but applicants should be fluent in English.
  • Fellows will be expected to acknowledge THNOC in any published work drawing on fellowship research.
  • Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, or any other protected status.

Opportunity Cost

The fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000 per month.

How to Apply

To be considered for this fellowship you should:

  1. Fill out the application form from here
  2. Send your current vita
  3. Send a 100-word abstract of the project
  4. Send a research proposal, not to exceed six double-spaced pages, in which you (a) outline the scope of the project; (b) discuss the relevance of research materials at The Historic New Orleans Collection; and (c) discuss the anticipated product of your research (book, dissertation, exhibition, etc.

In addition, please submit letters of recommendation from TWO (2) scholars familiar with your work. These letters may be sent under separate cover.

Note: Please be advised that all materials should be emailed to Jason Wiese, Woest Fellowship Committee Chairman, at, or mailed it to Dianne Woest Fellowship, The Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres Street, New Orleans, Louisiana,  70130.

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