Short-Term and/or Dissertation Fellowship Application

The application period for 2022–23 fellowships has ended. Applications for 2023–24 fellowships will open later this year.

Applicants should submit a single application to be considered for all short-term fellowships offered by the Library Company of Philadelphia and/or the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

To apply, fill out the online application form below and upload a single PDF file containing the following:

For dissertation applicants: a brief CV, a description of your proposed research (not to exceed 1500 words), and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages.

For applicants for one-month fellowships: a brief CV and a description of your proposed research (not to exceed 1500 words).

Proposals should make clear how Library Company and/or HSP collections will support your research. Application files should be named using this format: Lastname_Firstname_application.

In addition, dissertation applicants should request two letters of recommendation; applicants for short-term fellowships should request one letter. Letters should be in PDF format and may be uploaded here; please ask recommenders to name files using this format: Lastname_Firstname_letter.