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2024-2025 Fulbright National Archives Heritage Science Fellowship (NARA)
Deadline: October 15, 2023
September 1, 2023

The United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) welcomes application for the following exchange opportunity.

Program description

The Fulbright-National Archives Heritage Science Fellowship, a component of Fulbright Visiting Scholarship program, provides an opportunity for Fulbright visiting scholars to connect with National Archives and Record Administration scientists and experts while conducting research at the National Achieves and Record Administration’s state-of-the-art Heritage Science Research and Testing Lab in College Park, Maryland. This Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National Achieves and Records Administration. The award was established to support archival science education, conservation, and research. Note that eligibility for this award includes pre-doctoral Ph.D. researchers in addition to those with another terminal degree, as well as professionals with a Master’s degree who have applied experience relevant to the field of archival heritage science. The award will be fully funded by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) in support of one fellow worldwide.

Grant Benefits

The selected participant will receive J-1 visa sponsorship, J-1 visa compliant health benefits, and round-trip international travel to the United States.  The Fulbright visiting scholar will also receive a modest stipend to cover living expenses, settling in, and professional development allowances, and if applicable, a modest dependent allowance.  J visa compliant health insurance and travel costs for accompanying dependents are the responsibility of the participant.  Additionally, recipients of this award will be invited to participate in Fulbright Scholar Enrichment Activities as well as Fulbright’s Outreach Lecturing Fund.  Fellows will join a diverse, active, worldwide network of alumni who carry the impact of their transformational Fulbright experience far beyond the period of their exchange programs.

Award Length and Dates

Minimum of 5 months, maximum of 12 months. Beginning September 2024


Eligible candidates will be researchers or professionals in heritage science or related technical fields. A Master’s degree is required, but Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience is preferred. Advanced Doctoral researchers completing dissertation projects related to heritage science are eligible to apply. Past experience with heritage science or archival research is preferred, but not required.


  • Archive Equipment
  • Scientist using a handheld FTIR attachment to identify the plastic used to print this topographical map of a section of the moon
  • Heritage/Conservation Science
  • Preventative Preservation
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Statistics

Areas of Interest

  • Archival cultural heritage preservation and conservation
  • Applications of technology to complex issues in heritage preservation and risk management
  • Data analysis and visualization

Visit https://fulbrightscholars.org/fulbrightnationalarchives for more information and to apply, or contact IIE’s Multi-Regional Team at fulbrightnationalarchives@iie.org.

For more information about other U.S. Government Exchange Programs, visit: https://mz.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educational-exchange/ and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/U.S.EmbassyMozambique/