Post-Doctoral Fellowships for 2020-2021
National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellowships
National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellowships support research in residence at the Library Company on any subject relevant to its collections, which are capable of supporting research in a variety of fields and disciplines relating to the history of America and the Atlantic world form the 17th through the 19th centuries. NEH Fellowships are for individuals who have completed their formal professional training. Consequently, degree candidates and individuals seeking support for work in pursuit of a degree are not eligible to hold NEH-supported fellowships. Advanced degree candidates must have completed all requirements, except for the actual conferral of the degree, by the application deadline, November 1, 2019. Foreign nationals are not eligible to apply unless they have lived in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. NEH fellowships are tenable for four to nine months. The stipend is $4,200 per month.
Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) Post-Doctoral Fellowships
Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) Post-Doctoral Fellowships support research in the collections of the Library Company and other nearby institutions into the origins and development of the early American economy, broadly conceived, to roughly 1850. The fellowships provide scholars the opportunity to investigate the history of commerce, finance, technology, manufacturing, agriculture, internal improvements, economic policy making and other topics. Applicants may be citizens of any country, and they must hold a Ph.D. by September 1, 2020. The stipend is $40,000 for the academic year, or if the award is divided between two scholars, $20,000 per semester.
Senior scholars are particularly encouraged to apply. The Library Company’s Cassatt House fellows’ residence offers rooms at reasonable rates, along with a kitchen, common room, and offices with internet access, available to resident and non-resident fellows at all hours. All post-doctoral fellowships are tenable from September 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021, and fellows must be in continuously in residence at the Library Company for the duration of their fellowships.
Program in African American History (PAAH) Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships
The Mellon Scholars Research Fellowship Program promotes research in the collections to enhance the production of scholarly work in African American history of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The stipend of $50,000 is for the academic year. Applicants may be citizens of any country, and they must hold a Ph.D. by September 1, 2020.
THERE ARE TWO DEADLINES FOR THE RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS. For the NEH and PEAES Post-doctoral Fellowships, the deadline is November 1, 2019, with a decision to be made by December 15. For the PAAH Post-Doctoral Fellowships, the deadline is March 1, 2020, with a decision to be made by April 15.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the PEAES award, email Cathy Matson at email@example.com. For more information about the PAAH award, email Deirdre Cooper Owens at firstname.lastname@example.org.