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Fellowships: LIBRARY COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA FELLOWSHIPS FOR 2015-2016 (3.1.15)

LIBRARY COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA FELLOWSHIPS FOR 2015-2016

The Library Company of Philadelphia invites applications for short-term and dissertation fellowship awards during 2015-2016.

The Library Company of Philadelphia and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania will jointly award approximately twenty-five one-month fellowships for research in residence in either or both collections during the academic year 2015-2016. These two independent research libraries, adjacent to each other in Center City Philadelphia, have complementary collections capable of supporting research in a variety of fields and disciplines relating to the history of America and the Atlantic world from the 17th through the 19th centuries, as well as Mid-Atlantic regional history to the present.

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, 2015 to May 31, 2016, 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, 2015 to January 15, 2016 or January 15, 2016 to May 31, 2016.

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, 2015 to May 31, 2016. It may be divided between two scholars, who would each receive $10,000 for the period September 1, 2015 to January 15, 2016 or January 15, 2016 to May 31, 2016.

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, 2015 to May 31, 2016 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, 2015 to January 15, 2016 orJanuary 15, 2016 to May 31, 2016.

To apply visit www.librarycompany.org/fellowships, fill out a required electronic cover sheet, and submit a brief résumé and a 2-5 page description of the proposed research.   For short-term awards please submit one letter of recommendation, and for dissertation awards please submit a writing sample of about 25 pages and two letters of recommendation.  All materials should be submitted online in PDF format by March 1, 2015.  For more information about the fellowship program, please contact James Green, Librarian, at jgreen@librarycompany.org.

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