SAFA Summer Fellowship 2013 Application


Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) invites applications for the 2013 Students and Faculty in the Archives (SAFA) Summer Fellowship. This in-depth, five-week program in BHS’s Othmer Library and Archives will allow selected students to further develop research and critical thinking skills. All SAFA summer fellows will engage in intensive primary source research in order to complete a scholarly or creative project and present on their research project at a public symposium. They will also help curate a small exhibit. By interacting with a wide range of BHS staff, fellows will learn about different career opportunities in the fields of museums and archives.


Fellows will select and research a topic of interest in the Gabriel Furman papers, a collection of nineteenth-century journals in BHS’s collection. Each fellow will work under the guidance of SAFA staff to craft a final project based on that research. Projects can be scholarly or creative, and can take many forms: informative presentations, walking tours, web-based projects, creative writing, performing or visual arts, architectural drawings, or more. You can see examples of last year’s fellowship projects at


All students who participated in a SAFA course during the 2012-2013 school year are eligible to apply. All SAFA fellows must have completed and passed their SAFA course in order to participate in the fellowship. Approximately twelve students will be selected for the fellowship.


The fellowship will take place from June 11 to July 11, 2012. Fellows will be expected to spend at least 5 hours per day at BHS on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays working on their fellowship projects. Specific hours will be determined and set before the fellowship commences. All fellows will receive a $1,000 stipend, paid in increments throughout the fellowship.


  1. APPLICATION FORM Complete the 2013 SAFA Fellowship online application form below.
  2. LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION The applicant’s SAFA professor should e-mail a letter of recommendation directly to BHS at with the subject line “SAFA Fellowship Recommendation for [Student’s First and Last Name]”.


All applications and recommendations for students taking a fall 2012 SAFA course are due by midnight on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. BHS will notify applicants of its decision via e-mail by Monday, May 6, 2013.

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