2023 Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship Award

The North Carolina Museums Council is committed to creating a diverse community that is inclusive, accessible, and equitable for all. Through intentional practices, NCMC seeks to promote understanding, appreciation, and respect for values and efforts that embrace diversity and inclusivity in our institutions, organizations, and in the broader community.

The NCMC Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship Award represents our commitment to support the diversity of museum professionals employed across North Carolina.

Deadline: All application materials must be submitted electronically by Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 5:00 pm for consideration.


The Fellow will receive free conference registration for the 2023 NCMC Annual Meeting in Gastonia, NC, and a stipend of $150 to cover conference-related travel, lodging, and meals.


Individuals who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for this fellowship:

    • Identifies with one or more of the following underrepresented groups: communities of color, LGBTQ+, marginalized communities, or people differently abled,
    • Has been employed (full or part-time) for at least one year at a museum or other cultural, educational institution,
    • Demonstrates a desire to advance her/his career in the museum field.


To apply for the North Carolina Museums Council Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship Award, please submit the following:

    • Cover letter discussing your interest in attending the conference, your career aspirations and related professional experiences. Letter should also reference thought and ideas on opportunities and/or challenges related to equity and diversity in this museum profession
    • Resume of 3 pages or less
    • One (1) letter of reference from a professor, employer or mentor sent by the letter-writer directly to the Awards Chair.

Please e-mail all application materials as PDF files to the Awards Chair with letters addressed to Awards Committee Chair, North Carolina Museums Council.

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