National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellowships support research in residence at the Library Company on any subject relevant to its collections, which cover a variety of fields relating to the history of America and the Atlantic World from the 17th through the 19th centuries. Fellows must be U.S. citizens or have been living in the U.S. for at least three years. At least two fellowships will be awarded for periods extending from four to nine months. The stipend is $4,200 per month. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. by November 1, 2013. For more information about the NEH award, email James Green at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) Post-Doctoral Fellowships support research in the collections of the Library Company and other nearby institutions on a wide range of topics concerning the American economy, such as Atlantic and global dimensions of the American economy, its commerce, business, technology, manufacturing, agriculture, internal development, or political economy, down to the 1850s. The stipend is $40,000 for nine consecutive months of research, or $20,000 for the fall or spring semester. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. by September 1, 2014. For more information about PEAES fellowships, visit www.librarycompany.org/economics or contact Cathy Matson, Program Director, at email@example.com
Mellon Scholars Program in African American History Post-Doctoral Fellowships support research in the collections of the Library Company and other nearby institutions on a wide range of topics related to the history and culture of people of African American descent in early America, such as comparative slavery and emancipation in the Atlantic World, race and gender in the abolitionist movement, the emergence of African American churches, minstrelsy and the performance of race, Haiti and the Haitian Revolution, race and medicine, colonization movements, African American nationalism, race in visual culture, and African American literature and print culture. The stipend is $50,000 for nine consecutive months of research, or $25,000 for one semester. Applicants must hold a PhD by September 1, 2014. For more information about PAAH fellowships, visit www.librarycompany.org/paah/fellowships.htm, or contact Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS NOVEMBER 1, 2013 with a decision to be made by December 15. To apply, fill out an online coversheet (specificing which fellowship(s) you wish to apply for) and send 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 to email@example.com. In addition, two letters of reference should be sent to the same email address in PDF format under separate cover.
Senior and mid-level scholars are also encouraged to apply. Candidates are strongly encouraged to inquire about the appropriateness of the proposed topic before applying.
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.
* If you do not have access to the Adobe Acrobat software for PDF creation please try the free application CutePDFWriter http://www.cutepdf.com/products/cutepdf/writer.asp
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