Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Fellowships Available: Program in Early American History and Society

The Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) at the Library Company of Philadelphia invites applications for dissertation and short-term fellowships  during 2016-2017. These research fellowships are designed to promote scholarship in early American economy and society, broadly defined, from its colonial beginnings to the 1850s. Possible research topics include Atlantic and global connections of the American economy; its commerce, business, technology, manufacturing, agriculture, internal development, or political economy; the history of race and the economy, capitalism, households, or gendered economies.  All fellows are expected to be residence in Philadelphia and conduct research in the area for the duration of awards. Applicants for the post-doctoral and dissertation fellowships may submit proposals based not only on the extensive collections at the Library Company, but also on the printed and manuscript materials of other institutions in the Philadelphia area. Short-term fellows will spend a continuous month of research at the Library Company.  Fellowships will be awarded as follows:
One dissertation research fellowship, carrying a stipend of $20,000, tenable for nine consecutive months of residency from September 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017; or it may be divided between two scholars, for the periods September 1, 2016 to January 15, 2017, or January 15 to May 31, 2017.
Four one-month fellowships, carrying stipends of $2,000 each and tenable for one month of continuous residence and research at the Library Company between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017.
For application requirements and additional information, please consult the PEAES website. The deadline for all applications is March 1, 2016. Questions may be addressed to Cathy Matson, Program Director, at