Emerging Archival Scholars Program provides scholarships to attend AERI and participate in additional mentoring and research opportunities. 

The Emerging Archival Scholars Program is a recruitment and outreach program to encourage students at the undergraduate and graduate levels from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the archival field to consider undertaking doctoral education focusing in Archival Studies. Archival Studies is a multidisciplinary field that examines the social, cultural, political, and technological imperatives and professional practices of record keeping and remembering in society. The program is designed to introduce students to the nature of doctoral education and the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career, e.g., as a professor, in the archives field. Our goal is to stimulate and begin to nurture the growth of a new and more diverse generation of scholars who are versed in interdisciplinary research that addresses issues in Archival Studies, broadly conceived.

EASP scholars will have the opportunity to attend the week-long summer AERI Institute and participate in additional mentoring and research opportunities: the program provides selected scholars with opportunities to learn more about the archival field and state-of-the-art work that is underway; about doctoral studies and academia as a career; to be introduced to schools that offer relevant doctoral programs and to engage with some of the faculty and doctoral students associated with those programs; to receive specifically-designed mentoring on how to prepare for and apply to doctoral programs; to strengthen further their applications to doctoral programs by undertaking and potentially publishing an individual research project under the supervision of a faculty member who is an AERI participant; and to get to know other students and faculty with diverse backgrounds with a view to developing a sense of community, identifying mentors or role models, and encouraging research collaborations.

To read more about the EASP and to apply, please go to http://aeri.website/fellowships-scholarships/. EASP applications are open until April 3, 2017.