Dissertation Fellowships for 2014-2015

 

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, 2014 to May 31, 2015, 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, 2014 to January 15, 2015 or January 15, 2015 to May 31, 2015.


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, 2014 to May 31, 2015 It may be divided between two scholars, who would each receive $10,000 for the period September 1, 2014 to January 15, 2015 or January 15, 2015 to May 31, 2015.


The Mellon Scholars Program in African American History 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. Applicants must be in the later stages of research or writing. The term of the fellowship is from September 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015 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, 2014 to January 15, 2015 or January 15, 2015 to May 31, 2015.


THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 1, 2014, 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 arrive under separate cover in PDF format as well. Please email materials to fellowships@librarycompany.org. If you wish you apply for more than one fellowship, simply check more than one box on your electronic cover sheet.

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, fax (215) 546-5167, 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.