Applications for 2022–23 short-term fellowships are now open with a submission deadline of March 1, 2022. In order to continue to allow for social distancing in our reading rooms, we expect to award fewer 2022–23 fellowships than in a typical academic year. If you would like to make a special application for a remote fellowship, please describe how you anticipate your research topic could be supported through off-site rather than on-site research.

Short-Term and/or Dissertation Fellowship Application

Applications for 2022–23 short-term fellowships and dissertation fellowships are currently being accepted; the deadline for submission is March 1, 2022, with a decision to be made by April 15.

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.