Research Fellowships in African American History

The Library Company of Philadelphia’s Program in African American History (PAAH) awards numerous residential fellowships, which support advanced on-site research in any discipline related to African American history and culture.

Applicants may submit proposals to conduct research based not only on the Library Company’s extensive collections but also on the printed and manuscript holdings of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

The following opportunities are available:

  • Dissertation research fellowships support one or two semesters of on-site research for graduate students working on a doctoral dissertation.
  • Short-term research fellowships support four weeks of collections research. Applicants may be graduate students, PhD holders, or independent researchers.

For detailed information on application procedures, eligibility, stipends, and submission deadlines, visit the Library Company’s main fellowships program page.