Robert and Charlotte Baron Fellowship

Baron Fellowships support historical research by creative and performing artists, writers, film makers, journalists, and other persons whose goals are to produce imaginative works dealing with pre-twentieth-century American history, literature, and culture.

Application Procedure

All applicants are considered for both the Hearst Foundations Fellowship and Robert and Charlotte Baron Fellowship

In addition to completing the online application form, the elements listed below are required for the completion of your application. Information about the required elements is given within the online form.


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Date Name Affiliation Position
2024 Leslie Schomp College of the Holy Cross Visual Artist and Senior Lecturer Investigation into the history of American lacemaking in past centuries
2024 Jessica Mehta Hillsboro, OR Inter/Multi/Anti-disciplinary Poet, Artist, and Scholar Research for “Red-Acted” a collection of Indigenous erasure poetry
2023 Kristina Martino Poet and Visual Artist Research for “The Avian Kingdom,” a project that concerns reinventing the pastoral poem and fusing human consciousness with that of the landscape, as well as various environmental and health crises
2023 Monique Celeste Hayes Fort Washington, MD Historical Novelist Research for “Sally Forth,” on African-American experience during the American Revolution from the years 1771-1785
2022 Darlene Taylor Howard University Writer Research for novel that follows the lives of two people fighting for freedom and trying to restore their lives after the Civil War
2022 Mary Eileen Fouratt Richmond, VA Creative Writer Research for non-fiction picture book for school-aged children about the life and work of Ruth Henshaw Bascom, a 19th-century folk artist
2022 Maureen Egan Richmond, VA Creative Writer Research for Non-Fiction picture book for school-aged children about the life and work of Ruth Henshaw Bascom, 19th-century folk artist
2020 Diane Glancy Shawnee Mission, KS Poet Quadrille: A poetry manuscript that explores the effect of Christianity on the Native American
2020 Eireann Lorsung Farmington, ME Writer Non-Fiction work that examines the history of gardens in Europe and the U.S.
2019 Laurie McCants Bloomsburg, PA Actor Solo performance about Frances Slocum, who in 1778 was abducted by the Lenape at 5 years of age