Dissertation Fellowships for 2017-2018

 

The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Dissertation Fellowship supports dissertation research in residence at the Library Company on any subject relevant to its collections. The term of the fellowship is from September 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018, with a stipend of $20,000. The award may be divided between two applicants, each of whom would receive $10,000 for the period September 1, 2017 to January 15, 2018 or January 15, 2018 to May 31, 2018.


The Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) dissertation-level fellowship, carrying a stipend of $20,000, is tenable for the period September 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018. It may be divided between two scholars, who would each receive $10,000 for the period September 1, 2017 to January 15, 2018 or January 15, 2017 to May 31, 2018.


The Program in African American History Mellon Scholar Dissertation Fellowship is designed to increase the participation of scholars from underrepresented backgrounds and others in the field of African American history prior to 1900. The fellowships promote research in residence in the collections of the Library Company and enhance the production of scholarly work in African American history of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Fellows are expected to conduct the majority of their research in the Library Company’s collections but may also use the collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Applicants must be in the later stages of research or writing. The term of the fellowship is from September 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018 with a stipend of $25,000. The award may be divided between two applicants, each of whom would receive $12,500 for the period September 1, 2017 to January 15, 2018 or January 15, 2018 to May 31, 2018.


THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 1, 2017, with a decision to be made by April 15. To apply, visit www.librarycompany.org/fellowships, fill out a required electronic cover sheet, and submit a single portable document format (PDF)* containing a brief résumé, a description of the proposed research no more than 5 pages in length, and a writing sample of about 25 pages.Two letters of recommendation should be submitted on the applicant's behalf online in PDF format.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to inquire about the appropriateness of the proposed topic before applying. For more information, contact James Green via telephone (215) 546-3181 or e-mail jgreen@librarycompany.org. For more information about the PEAES award, email Cathy Matson at cmatson@udel.edu . For more information about the Mellon Scholars award, email Erica Armstrong Dunbar at era@udel.edu.