Inspired by a gift from Harrison Goodall and made possible by Preservation Maryland, this NPS program aims to develop students and enterprising professionals into the preservation leaders of tomorrow. Fellows grow professionally through coaching from the fellowship committee and a preservation mentor.

The Harrison Goodall Preservation Fellowship gives Fellows the opportunity to focus on their professional development within historic preservation, gain access to networking and resources, and learn leadership competencies. In addition to these growth opportunities, fellows undertake capstone projects that, through mentorship and coaching, will make a meaningful contribution to the broader field of historic preservation and support the stewardship of historic resources not only in the National Park Service (NPS) but nationwide and at any level (e.g., other federal agencies, state and county parks, nonprofit history museums, etc.). The format of the fellowship program is flexible to encourage creativity and allow fellows to continue to study, work or engage in other activities.

The fellowship awards $10,000 to support an innovative project in the field of historic preservation. The capstone project must impact more than just one historic place; it must have the potential to be applied elsewhere and impact how we do preservation. If you can improve the way we steward our historic places, we want to see your ideas!


 Participants will have the chance to ask questions and engage in discussion about the application process, their project ideas, and the experience of being a fellow. A recording of the webinar will be made available.