New England Regional Consortium Fellowships at Harvard Library

A collaboration of 25 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 25 major cultural agencies, which offers approximately 20 research grants in a broad array of fields each year. Participating repositories at Harvard are Houghton Library, Baker Library, the Law School 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's website.

2020-2021 NERFC-Houghton Library Fellows

Dr. Stephen Berry, Chair, History Department, Simmons College
“Caught Between Sailors and Saints: Pacific Peoples in the Age of American Maritime Expansion” 

Dr. Mark Bland, Independent Scholar, Emeritus Fellow Leverhulme Trust 
“The World of Simon Waterson, Stationer: Family, Finance and the Control of the Book-Trade in Early Modern England” 

Nym Cooke, Independent Scholar 
“Inventory of American Sacred Music Imprints and Manuscripts through 1820” 

Jackson Davidow, Independent Scholar
“Gay Art and Politics in 1970s Boston” 

Hongdeng Gao, PhD. Candidate in History, Columbia University 
“Migration, Medicine and Power: How Chinese New Yorkers Gained Better Access to Health Care, 1949-1999” 

Dr. Carla Kaplan, Davis Distinguished Professor of American Literature, Northeastern University 
“‘Queen of the Muckrakers:’ The Life and Times of Jessica Mitford” 

Dr. Don James McLaughlin, Assistant Professor of English, University of Tulsa 
“New Edition of Sarah Orne Jewett’s 1885 novel 'A Marsh Island'” 

Alison Pappas, PhD. Candidate in Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Brown University 
“‘Light as a Recording Agent of the Past’: The Temporal Register in Astronomical Photography at the Harvard College Observatory” 

Patrick Parr, Independent Scholar, Lakeland University of Japan 
“Malcolm Before X” 

Alyssa Peterson, Graduate Student in Department of History, University of Texas at Austin 
“‘And the Vapours at that time belcht forth from the Earth into the Air’: How Earthquakes Caused Disease in the Long Eighteenth Century”