Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in American and Atlantic World History and Culture
|Location:||Pennsylvania, United States|
The Library Company of Philadelphia invites applications for 2024–25 postdoctoral fellowships supporting advanced research in the collections of the Library Company and its Fellowships Program partner, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The following opportunities are available:
National Endowment for the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowships. NEH Postdoctoral Fellowships support advanced humanities research in residence on any subject and in any discipline supported by the Library Company's collections, which encompass rare printed, graphic, and manuscript material, art, and artifacts relating to the history and culture of the United States and the Atlantic world from the 17th through the 19th centuries. Fellowships may be awarded for a period of four to nine months. The stipend is $5,000 per month.
Program in African American History (PAAH) Mellon Scholars Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. The Mellon Scholars Research Fellowship Program promotes research in the Library Company’s collections to enhance the production of scholarly work in African American history (broadly defined) of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The stipend is $50,000 for the academic year (September 1 through May 31).
Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) Postdoctoral Fellowships. Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) Postdoctoral Fellowships support research in the collections of the Library Company, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and other nearby institutions into the origins and development of the early American economy, broadly conceived, to roughly 1850. The fellowships provide scholars the opportunity to investigate such topics as history of commerce, finance, technology, manufacturing, agriculture, internal improvements, and economic policy making. The stipend is $50,000 for the academic year (September 1 to May 31) or $25,000 for the fall or spring semester.
Scholars at any stage of their career are welcome to apply.
Applicants for postdoctoral fellowships in the Program in African American History and the Program in Early American Economy & Society must hold a PhD by September 1, 2024, and may be citizens of any country.
Applicants for NEH postdoctoral fellowships must have completed all degree requirements (except degree conferral) by November 1, 2023, and must be United States citizens or foreign nationals who have lived in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline.
Fellows must reside in the Philadelphia area for the duration of their fellowships.
The application deadline is November 1, 2023, with decisions to be made by January 2024.
Full application instructions are available here.
A single application will serve for consideration for any of the three opportunities for which the applicant’s project is eligible.
About the Library Company of Philadelphia
The Library Company, founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1731 and located in Center City Philadelphia, holds over half a million rare books and graphics that are capable of supporting research in a variety of fields and disciplines relating to the history of the United States and the Atlantic world in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The holdings include the nation’s second largest collection of pre-1801 American imprints and one of the largest collections of 18th-century British books in America. Information about the subject strengths of the collections can be found here.
Contact Fellowships Manager Christine Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions about the application process or residency experience.
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||African American History / Studies
Atlantic History / Studies
Business History / Economic History / Studies
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology