New England Regional Consortium Fellowships at Harvard Library

A collaboration of 30 major cultural agencies which offers approximately 20 research grants in a broad array of fields each year.


Harvard University participates in the New England Regional Consortium Fellowship, a collaboration of 30 major cultural agencies, which offers approximately 24 research grants in a broad array of fields each year. Participating repositories at Harvard are Houghton Library, Baker Library, the Law School Library — Historical & Special Collections, Schlesinger Library, and Harvard University Archives.

Each grant provides a stipend of $5,000 for a minimum of eight weeks of research at participating institutions.

Awards are open to U.S. citizens and foreign nationals who hold the necessary U.S. government documents.

Grants are designed to encourage projects that draw on the resources of several agencies.

For further details and to apply, visit the NERFC website.

2022-2023 NERFC-Houghton Library Fellows

Sopanit Angsusingha, PhD Candidate, Georgetown University
“The Gospel of Civility: Missionary Encounters, Education, and Gender in Iraq (1890s-1950s)”

Alexander David Clayton, PhD Candidate, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
“The Living Animal: Biopower and Empire in the Atlantic Menagerie, 1760-1890”

Arthur George Kamya, PhD Candidate, Boston University
“Stranger Unfreedom: Slavery, Slave Trading, and Servitude in Seventeenth-Century Massachusetts”

Frances O'Shaughnessy, PhD Candidate, University of Washington
“Black Revolution on the Sea Islands: Property, Empire, and the Emancipation of Humanity”

Jennifer Reiss, PhD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania
“Undone Bodies: Women and Disability in Early America”

Lea Stephenson, PhD Candidate, University of Delaware
“‘Wonderful Things’: Egyptomania, Empire, and the Senses, 1870-1922”

Jeffrey Toney, Professor and Senior Vice President of Learning, Kean University
“From Blackface to Black Genius: Celebrating Cultural Inheritance with Students of Color”

Hekang Yang, PhD Candidate, Columbia University
“The Making of Fiscal Empire: Frontier Questions and State Borrowing in China, circa 1876-1916”