2020 MESDA Summer Institute Application

  • Personal Information

    We distribute the class roster to your fellow students, MESDA and Old Salem staff before the Institute begins. We also distribute the list to visiting scholars and hosts involved with the Institute and the study trip.
    We distribute the class roster to your fellow students, MESDA and Old Salem staff before the Institute begins. We also distribute the list to visiting scholars and hosts involved with the Institute and the study trip.
  • Education

  • InstitutionDegreeMajorDate Completed 
  • Current Employment (if applicable)

  • Please answer the following questions to help us get to know you better.

  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Your sample can be drawn from either your previous relevant coursework or professional background and should demonstrate your ability to think critically and to articulate your ideas.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
  • Fellowships

    These fellowships have specific requirements. More information about these fellowships and their eligibility requirements can be found on our Tuition and Fellowships page.

Letters of Reference

We require two professional or academic letters of reference.  These letters should address the applicant’s qualifications and their ability to contribute to the course. These letters should be submitted directly to MESDA.  Letters can be sent by mail to:

MESDA Summer Institute Admissions
Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts
924 South Main Street
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101

Or via email: DAckermann@oldsalem.org

Deadlines and Notification

Applications are due in full by February 15, 2020.  The MESDA Summer Institute admissions committee expects to notify finalists by March 1, 2020.  Final decisions on the class of 2020 are expected by March 15, 2020.