E Geoffrey and Elizabeth Thayer Verney Research Fellowship
Awarded by Nantucket Historical Association (NHA)
To enhance the public's knowledge and understanding of the heritage of Nantucket, Massachusetts.
Open to academics, graduate students and independent scholars in any field to conduct research in the collections of the NHA.
A stipend of $300 per week, and reimbursement of travel expenses up to $600
Applicants must send a full description of the proposed project, a curriculum vitae, the name of three references and an estimate of anticipated time and duration of stay.
The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is the principal repository of Nantucket history, with extensive archives, collections of historic properties and art and artefacts that broadly illustrate Nantucket's past. The Research Library at the NHA contains a rich collection of primary and secondary sources that document all facets of Nantucket's cultural, social, economic and spiritual history for more than three centuries. More than 400 manuscript collections relate to Nantucket individuals and families, ships, businesses and trades, churches, schools and organizations. Searchable inventories of the library's manuscript, map and book holdings can be accessed via the NHA website. The NHA art and artefacts collections include paintings, drawings, prints, baskets, silver, whaling tools, scrimshaw, furniture and textiles. The particular strengths of the collection lie in artefacts that document Nantucket's whaling industry.