Career Opportunities

Weston A. Cate, Jr., Fellowship

The Vermont Historical Society awards a $1,200 fellowship every other year to encourage research in Vermont history. The fellowship was created in honor of Weston A. Cate, Jr., director of the Vermont Historical Society from 1975 to 1985.

The fellowship supports research for one calendar year in any aspect of Vermont history and is open to all individuals. The grantee is expected to complete research and writing on his or her topic within the period of the fellowship. A final product, normally an essay or research article, is expected at the conclusion of the fellowship period.

Applications will be reviewed and the winner selected by the Publications and Research Committee of the Vermont Historical Society Board of Trustees. The winner will be announced at the VHS Annual Meeting the following fall.

In 2022, electronic submission is preferred. Please send the application form, letters of recommendation, and any other supporting materials to by May 31.

For more information, the application, and application criteria, please visit 


Internship opportunities are often available. Please email to be directed to the appropriate staff for your area of interest. 

Volunteers are always welcome!

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