[Heritage] Oregon Heritage Fellowship Program Announced
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Mon Sep 24 14:08:11 PDT 2007
OREGON UNIVERSITY STUDENTS RESEARCHING OREGON
The new Oregon Heritage Fellows Program
The Heritage Programs Division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will provide 1-3 fellowships of $1,500 each to undergraduate students who are seniors and to graduate students for researching, writing and presenting a topic related to history, geography, archaeology, cultural heritage or historic preservation in Oregon.
As part of their projects, Fellows will make a 20-minute presentation of their project or research findings at the 2008 Oregon Heritage Conference set for May 4-6 in Eugene.
The purpose of this Heritage Fellowship is to encourage the thoughtful inquiry of Oregon's heritage by emerging scholars. Many new topics remain to be pursued, and fresh perspectives on previously examined topics are needed as well in order to keep the investigation of Oregon's history fresh and relevant. The Fellowship offers a financial incentive for those research efforts, and provides an opportunity for sharing the results with the Oregon heritage community through a public presentation. The hope is that these efforts will stimulate further inquiry and discussion, and perhaps lead to even broader dissemination through publications and other media.
By conducting research and presenting their results, Oregon Heritage Fellows will also make significant contributions to the Oregon statehood sesquicentennial commemoration. Indeed, the sesquicentennial may result in increased interest in the Fellows' projects.
Additional information, including a description of the application process, is available at http://www.oregonheritage.org/OPRD/HCD/OHC/docs/fellowship.pdf . The application deadline is Oct. 25.
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