Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship Award

NCMC is proud to offer a new fellowship in 2020 that supports the professional growth and retention of under-represented individuals currently working in the museum field. Supported by the NCMC Endowment, this award represents our commitment to address the disparity between the diversity of the state’s population and that of museum professionals employed across North Carolina.

The recipient of the 2020 NCMC Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship Award will be honored and recognized at the awards luncheon of the 2020 NCMC Annual Meeting in Rocky Mount, NC, Monday, March 30, 2020. Following the conference, the recipient will submit in writing a brief summary that conveys the benefit(s) of attending the conference, as well as personal insights and reflections. Should the recipient register for the conference before the award is announced, their registration fee will be refunded.


Fellow will receive free conference registration for the 2020 NCMC Annual Meeting in Rocky Mount, NC, and a stipend of $150 to cover conference-related travel, lodging, and meals.

Spotlight: 2019 Diversity Award Winner
Huong Trinh | Museum Design Coordinator at The Charlotte Museum of History


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

  • Identifies with one or more of the following underrepresented groups: racial/ethnic minority, LGBT or person with a disability
  • Has been employed full 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
  • Expresses interest in supporting equity and diversity 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
  • 2 letters 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.

Deadline All application materials must be submitted electronically by February 15, 2020 for consideration.

All Applicants will be notified about the status of the award in early March.


All questions regarding this fellowship award may be directed to LeRae UmFleet at Awards Chair at Awards Chair or (919) 807-7289.

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