Developing your Proposal

To apply for the Cathleen A. Baker Fellowship in Conservation,  please follow the instructions outlined in application form

Your required narrative must provide a concise description of your proposed project, describing your goals and how the project would benefit:

  • the U-M Library — especially related to our special collections and archives, rare maps and atlases, or other unique items in our collections;
  • conservation practice, including examination, condition evaluation, or treatment; or
  • the wider field of conservation. 

Examples of fellowship projects 

Your proposed project might include:

  • an investigation into the nature or technology of a particular material, medium, or type of artifact;
  • an investigation into the treatment of a particular material, medium, or type of artifact or a particular type of treatment;
  • interest in a general range of treatment techniques as a learning and sharing experience with our book and paper conservators.
Onsite interviews are only required for projects lasting longer than 5 months. If you’re an applicant with a shorter proposed term and you’d like to visit the department, please contact Shannon Zachary at szachary@umich.edu. We’re unable, unfortunately, to provide travel reimbursement for interviews and other visits.

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