2024 MESDA Summer Institute Application

MESDA Summer Institute 2024 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.
  • Education

  • InstitutionDegreeMajorDate Completed 
  • Current Employment (if applicable)

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

  • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 24 MB.
    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, Max. file size: 24 MB.
  • 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

For students who have never attended the Summer Institute 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: [email protected]

Deadlines and Notification

Applications are due in full by March 1, 2024.  The MESDA Summer Institute admissions committee expects to notify finalists by March 15, 2024.  Final decisions on the class of 2024 are expected by April 1, 2024.