Robert Silman Fellow for Preservation Engineering

Application Deadline

March 13, 2020

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume, and a brief expression of interest in a specific area. Applications may be sent either via e-mail or by post.

Address applications to
Attn: Mary Jane Klingelhofer
1053 31st Street
Washington, DC 20007

For further information contact
Mary Jane Klingelhofer
T: 202 333 6230
F: 202 318 3015


  • Degree in Engineering (B.S. or M.S.) in Civil, Structural, or Architectural Engineering
  • M.S. or M.A. in Historic Preservation or M.S. in Structural Engineering
  • Willing to travel nationwide
  • Strong professional interest in historic preservation

The Robert Silman Fellow is required to complete an article of benefit to the field of historic preservation suitable for publication in a professional journal and for presentation at a conference. Upon successful completion of the fellowship, the Robert Silman Fellow will be hired as a full-time employee of Silman.

Silman is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We welcome qualified applicants regardless of their race, sex, age, color, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, disability or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.

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Pictured above: The 2012 Silman Fellow, Rebecca Buntrock, at Thomas Jefferson’s University of Virginia Rotunda in Charlottesville, VA.