|Location:||Pennsylvania, United States|
Mellon Scholars Program
at the Library Company of Philadelphia’s Program in African American History
The Mellon Scholars Research Fellowship Program aims to promote research in the collections of the Library Company and to enhance the production of scholarly work in African American history of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Fellows must be in residence for the entire term of the award. The following research fellowships will be offered for 2018-2019:
- Post-doctoral fellowship, with a stipend of $50,000 for the academic year, or $25,000 for one semester. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. by September 1, 2018; application deadline March 1, 2018.
- Dissertation fellowship, with a stipend of $25,000 for the academic year, or $12,500 for one semester. Applicants must be in the later stages of research or writing; application deadline March 1, 2018.
- Short-term fellowships, for doctoral candidates and senior scholars, with a stipend of $2,500 for one month of research between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019; application deadline March 1, 2018.
Application procedures for Fellowships
Eligible candidates may apply for both a short-term and either a dissertation or post-doctoral fellowship. To apply, go to the application page; fill out an online coversheet and upload a single PDF document containing a brief résumé and a two- to four-page description of the proposed research. Applicants for short-term fellowships should also have one letter of recommendation sent under separate cover in PDF format. Applicants for post-doctoral and dissertation fellowships should include a writing sample of no more than 25 pages and should have two letters of reference sent under separate cover in PDF format. If you wish to apply for more than one fellowship, simply check more than one box on your electronic cover sheet. For general information about the Library Company’s fellowship program, contact James Green via telephone (215) 546-3181, fax (215) 546-5167, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Mellon Scholars Program, contact Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Program Director, at email@example.com.
The Mellon Scholars Internship Program is a four-week summer program (June 5 through June 30, 2018) that provides potential scholars of early African American history with experience in original archival research, guidance on applying to graduate school and developing research agendas, and exposure to the work of research libraries.
The internship will have three components: guided primary source research in the Library Company’s African Americana Collection culminating in the production of a research paper and a capstone colloquium; a special project such as cataloging or creating an annotated bibliography of items in our collection; and professional development through workshops on the graduate school application process, mentoring by established scholars, networking, and field trips to local repositories.
Interns will be rising seniors or recent college graduates and will receive a $1,500 stipend and additional support for travel and housing. Application deadline: March 1, 2018, with a decision to be made by April 15.
The Mellon Scholars Summer Workshop (June 17 through June 23, 2018) is a one-week professional development program. Workshop participants will be students in their first year of graduate study in an MA program or advanced undergraduates. Participants will receive a $500 stipend and additional support for travel and housing. Application deadline: March 1, 2018, with a decision to be made by April 15.
For more information about the Mellon Scholars Program and application guidelines, contact Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jasmine Smith, African American History Subject Specialist and Reference Librarian at email@example.com.
|Primary Category:||African American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||American History / Studies
Black History / Studies
Ethnic History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality