Friends of the Owens-Thomas House (FOT)
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The Friends of the Owens-Thomas House, or FOT, is a group of Telfair Museums members especially interested in architecture, decorative arts, and history. Their contributions support continued preservation and interpretation efforts at the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, public programming, and emerging scholarship. Members enjoy special access to tours and lectures, invitations to events like the annual Champagne Garden Party, and exclusive visits to museums, historic homes, and private collections.
FOT Research Fellowship
To further its commitment to expanding scholarship in the decorative arts, architecture, and history of the American South, the Friends of the Owens-Thomas House of Telfair Museums in Savannah, GA announces its new Research Fellowship to support graduate students (current MA or PhD students) and emerging scholars (those having earned a graduate degree within the last five years) in the field. Awards of up to $2,500 may be used to support travel to conduct research, attend institutes or conferences in the current 2023 calendar year, or ease publication costs. While applicants with projects that examine objects or themes of relevance to the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, the city of Savannah, and coastal Georgia are especially encouraged, residency within or topics exclusive to Savannah are not required. Upon completion, recipients will be required to submit a 350-word report on their project, along with three to five images, to be shared with Telfair members via e-newsletters, social media, and on the web site. Recipients also may be invited to give a public talk on their subject at Telfair. All award recipients must acknowledge the Friends of the Owens-Thomas House and Telfair Museums in papers, dissertations, publications, or at pertinent conference presentations.
Interested applicants should submit a project description (maximum 500 words), budget, and CV to Dr. Elyse D. Gerstenecker, Curator of Historical Collections, at email@example.com. Letters of recommendation also are welcomed, but not required. Deadline is April 30, 2023.
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