are pleased to present the HISTORY SCHOLARS PROGRAM for 2014

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2013 by 4:00 p.m. MdT

Applications Accepted August 15th through October 15, 2013



Who is Eligible?

  • Applicants enrolled in a graduate program in an accredited college or university and conducting research toward a graduate degree at that institution; or
  • Applicants with a graduate degree in any field or discipline from an accredited college or university; or
  • Independent scholars recognized as authorities in any field or discipline that advances an understanding and appreciation of New Mexico history. Independent scholars include individuals such as community historians, tribal elders, etc., regardless of academic credentials.


How do I Apply?    

  1. A cover letter detailing your eligibility, research project, and time frame of project.
  2. An abstract, not exceeding 300 words describing the topic of the proposed research and summarizing its purpose and objectives.
  3. A research proposal, not exceeding six pages in length. The proposal should describe what you intend to accomplish during the fellowship period and what New Mexico archives you plan to use.
  4. A current curriculum vitae that does not exceed four pages. The heading should clearly include your full name and residential address, a telephone number and e-mail address where you may be easily reached. Academic and work experience follows after this information.
  5. Copies of certified transcripts if the applicant is enrolled in a graduate program; copies of graduate degrees if no longer a graduate student.
  6. Two letters of support. If the applicant is a graduate student, one letter must come from the student's graduate advisor. These should be addressed in confidence to the State Historian Rick Hendricks, Ph.D.

Instructions: Items must be collated and clipped—not stapled—and five copies made and submitted to arrive at the Office of the State Historian no later than 4:00 p.m. MDT on Tuesday October 15, 2013

Submit applications to:

History Scholars Program Manager

Office of the State Historian

State Records Center and Archives

1205 Camino Carlos Rey

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507

Post-Award Requirements:

  • History Scholars must complete 80 hours of research at a New Mexico archival repository containing material relative to the history and cultures of New Mexico;
  • Prior to the conclusion of the fellowship period, each History Scholar is required to give a public lecture based on the research accomplished during the fellowship period,
  • History Scholars must submit a report of research at least three pages or longer that may be included in the New Mexico Historical Society's La Cronica or or both.

For further information, please contact the Scholars Program Manager at or call 505.476.9782.