Fulbright Visiting Scholar award in Heritage Science is designed to connect Fulbright visiting scholars with scientists and experts at NARA’s state-of-the-art Heritage Science Research and Testing Lab in College Park, Maryland.
Award opens for 2023/2024 academic year!
Heritage Science is an interdisciplinary field spanning the humanities and sciences. It focuses on enhancing the care, use, and management of cultural and historic objects using the tools and technology of math, science, and engineering disciplines.
Current project interests include:
sustainable environmental (temperature, humidity, light) management
developing early mold detection systems
polymer characterization and aging
Disciplines (mainly, not exclusively):
Preventative Preservation, Heritage/Conservation Science, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, Microbiology, Statistics
Areas of Interest:
Archival cultural heritage preservation and conservation
Applications of technology to complex issues in heritage preservation and risk management
Data analysis and visualization
Applications are due by October 15, 2022 for the 2023-24 academic year for 5-12 months projects.
Details about the Fulbright-NARA Heritage Science Fellowship for Fulbright visiting scholars, including eligibility, application, instructions, benefits and extend of grant, can be found at https://fulbrightscholars.org/fulbrightnationalarchives