The Music Heritage of the District of Columbia is the theme for the 2019 Fall Semester ACHP-Smithsonian Cultural Heritage Fellowship. Current or recent undergraduate or graduate students with an interest in cultural and/or historic preservation are eligible to apply for this fellowship. Those with an interest in exploring the preservation of historic sites, intangible heritage, and artifacts within and around the nation’s capital as they relate to music are especially encouraged to apply. Some familiarity with cultural and/or historic preservation is desirable, but not required. Local DC students are strongly encouraged to apply. The application deadline is Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

The selected Cultural Heritage Fellow will undertake a research project exploring the integration of historic sites and museum collections to tell fuller stories about the development, role, and impact of music in the history and heritage of DC.  The project proposal submitted as part of the application must include research goals related to at least one historic site or historic district listed on, or eligible for, the National Register of Historic Places within the DC region. Research may touch on particular neighborhoods, communities, festivals, types of music, or other related topics.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Susan Glimcher of the ACHP ( and Meredith Holmgren at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage ( to discuss and help shape the proposed project in relationship to the work of both sponsoring agencies.

Full details about the fellowship and how to apply can be found here