Visiting Scholar in Residence Program

The Visiting Scholar in Residence Program supports short-term, full-time research and study in collections maintained by the Museum and its Research Library. Guests live free of charge in a Museum apartment within a 5-minute drive from the Museum from one night to multiple weeks, and are offered the opportunity to interact with fellow scholars, Museum staff and volunteers in a variety of programs, informal discussions and general Museum activities at the Museum or the Research Library. The Visiting Scholar Apartment is a two bedroom apartment which includes a kitchen for all cooking needs.

Application Process and Period of Work
The Visiting Scholar in Residence Program is open to all who are currently engaged in or who plan to conduct research on the history of Old Dartmouth or aspects of the world-wide whaling industry, including academic scholars, public sector professionals in marine science or history-related disciplines, independent scholars, graduate students, writers, filmmakers, and educators. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, a sample of written work and the names and contact information of at least three professional/academic references to Brian Witkowski, Director of Apprentices and Interns, at bwitkowski@whalingmuseum.org. Qualified candidates will interview with the Curator of Education and designated staff. Successful candidates will be offered an opportunity to be in residence.

Last Modified: August 14, 2014