Graduate Fellowships

Fort Ticonderoga offers four graduate fellowships for students seeking a practical, hands-on internship experience at a historic site and museum with cutting-edge programs. Our 2021 Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowships are filled!


Fort Ticonderoga seeks graduate students in museum studies, art history, decorative arts, museum education, public history, history, American studies, or military history. Fellows will need to be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as contribute to a dedicated team to create and develop ground-breaking exhibitions and programs for a diverse audience. Qualified undergraduates are welcome to apply.


While working individually with their project supervisors, fellows will also meet and work together throughout the two-month experience. Fellows will have an opportunity to work with Fort Ticonderoga’s professional staff as part of our team-approach to all major projects. Professional development opportunities during the fellowships will include visits from outside scholars and field trips. In general, project-specific work will encompass about 50% of the fellow’s time. The remaining half will be taken up with day-to-day tasks in their department, providing a wide-ranging experience working at a historic site and museum.


Each graduate fellow will receive a $2,500 stipend plus housing on-site.


Graduate and undergraduate students interested in applying for an Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowship should contact Rich Strum, Director of Academic Programs, at

Fellowship Descriptions

Our 2021 Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowships are filled.


The application deadline for the 2021 Edward W. Pell Graduate fellowships has passed. Applications for 2022 Fellowships will be posted in November 2021.

2021 Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellows
This year’s class of Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellows includes:

Talia Brenner who is excited to be working as this year’s Academic Programs fellow. She has worked in history curriculum writing for the National Park Service, the Choices Program at Brown University, and the Rhode Island Historical Society. She graduated from Brown University in May 2019 with a degree in History (honors) and will begin Northeastern University’s Public History master’s program this coming fall.

Brian Gerring who is a retired veteran that served thirty years in the United States Army. For the last twenty-seven of those years, he was in the U. S. Army’s Special Forces and he worked and trained with numerous foreign militaries, including combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He has a lifelong passion for military history, and he will complete his Master of Arts in Military History through Norwich University in August 2020. Brian will be this year’s Curatorial Fellow.

Alex Hagler who is originally from Andover, Massachusetts will be joining us as a Collections Fellow. They are a senior undergraduate student at Bryn Mawr College studying Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology. They have worked previously as an intern at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.

Sam Waltman who is originally from Lexington, Kentucky, is a graduating senior with a double major in History and Educational Studies from Dickinson College. Sam has always had a passion for history and storytelling and hopes to work in museum collections as a career. Sam will be joining us as a Collections Fellow.

2019 Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellows

View all past Edward W. Pell graduate fellows. The 2019 class of Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellows included:

From Past Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellows

Fort Ticonderoga is an independent, not-for-profit education institute open to the public since 1909. The Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowships at Fort Ticonderoga in 2020 are made possible with support from the Edward W. Pell Education Endowment at Fort Ticonderoga and other generous individual donors.