Mariners Museum supporting marine research

The Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Va., is a maritime treasure, its exhibitions on nautical arcana, art and artifacts is vast and well catalogued. The museum also supports research and exploration efforts. Most recently, Mariners' has offered a $750 research grant for nautical research, whether a doctoral thesis, monograph or scholarly presentation. The museum reports that the subject matter need not be too specific, potential subjects, for example, being lifeboats, life saving, safety at sea and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Applications are accepted each year from January through May — May 15 this year — and are reviewed by the museum's librarians, archivists and scholars.

For information on the Wilkinson Fellowship, established in 1994 for Director Emeritus William D. Wilkinson, is available via email or phone: or 757-591-7738.

By Ocean Navigator