Postdoctoral Fellowship Application

Applications for the 2022–23 Program in African American History (PAAH) Postdoctoral Fellowship are currently being accepted; the deadline for submission is March 1, 2022. Applications for the 2022–23 NEH and PEAES Postdoctoral Fellowships have closed.

Eligibility requirements

For NEH Postdoctoral Fellowships: Doctoral candidates must have completed all degree requirements, except for the actual conferral of the degree, by the application deadline. Applicants must be United States citizens or foreign nationals who have lived in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline.

For PAAH and PEAES Postdoctoral Fellowships: Applicants may be citizens of any country and must hold a PhD by September 1 of the year of application.

Application instructions

To apply, fill out the online application form below and upload a single PDF file containing a brief CV, a two- to four-page description of your proposed research (single-spaced, not to exceed 1500 words), and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. The proposal should make clear how Library Company collections will support your research. Application files should be named using this format: Lastname_Firstname_application.

In addition, two letters of recommendation in PDF format should be uploaded here; please ask recommenders to name files using this format: Lastname_Firstname_letter. Letters should be tailored to the application; we do not accept recommendation letters via Interfolio.