Dissertation Fellowships for 2018-2019

Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Dissertation Fellowship supports dissertation research in residence at the Library Company on any subject relevant to its collections. The term of the fellowship is from September 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019, with a stipend of $20,000. The award may be divided between two applicants, each of whom would receive $10,000 for the period September 1, 2018 to January 15, 2019 or January 15, 2019 to May 31, 2019.

Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES)

The Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) dissertation-level fellowship, carrying a stipend of $20,000, is tenable for the period September 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019. It may be divided between two scholars, who would each receive $10,000 for the period September 1, 2018 to January 15, 2019 or January 15, 2019 to May 31, 2019.

Program in African American History Mellon Scholar Dissertation Fellowship

The Program in African American History Mellon Scholar Dissertation Fellowship is designed to increase the participation of scholars from underrepresented backgrounds and others in the field of African American history prior to 1900. The fellowships promote research in residence in the collections of the Library Company and enhance the production of scholarly work in African American history of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Fellows are expected to conduct the majority of their research in the Library Company’s collections but may also use the collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Applicants must be in the later stages of research or writing. The term of the fellowship is from September 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019 with a stipend of $25,000. The award may be divided between two applicants, each of whom would receive $12,500 for the period September 1, 2018 to January 15, 2019 or January 15, 2019 to May 31, 2019.

Applications

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS March 1, 2018 with a decision to be made by April 15. Make just one application; you will automatically be considered for all the fellowships for which you are eligible. To apply, go to the application page to fill out an online coversheet and upload a single portable document format (PDF) containing a brief résumé, a two- to four-page description of proposed research, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. In addition, two letters of recommendation should be submitted online in PDF format.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to inquire about the appropriateness of the proposed topic before applying. For more information about the NEH award, contact James Green via telephone (215) 546-3181 or e-mail jgreen@librarycompany.org. For more information about the PEAES award, email Cathy Matson at cmatson@udel.edu.