Library Company of Philadelphia Dissertation Fellowships

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The Library Company of Philadelphia offers a variety of fellowships supporting dissertation research relating to its collections:

  • 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, 2018 to May 31, 2019, 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, 2018 to January 15, 2019 or January 15, 2019 to May 31, 2020.
  • The Program in Early American Economy and Society dissertation-level fellowship, carrying a stipend of $20,000, is tenable for the period September 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018. It may be divided between two scholars, who would each receive $10,000 for the period September 1, 2018 to January 15, 2019 or January 15, 2019 to May 31, 2020.
  • 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, 2018 to May 31, 2019 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, 2018 to January 15, 2019 or January 15, 2019 to May 31, 2020

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Kobe College Corporation – Japan Education Exchange Graduate Fellowship

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The KCC Japan Education Exchange Graduate Fellowships Program was established in 1996 to support qualified PhD graduate students for research or study in Japan. The purpose of the fellowship is to support future American educators who will teach more effectively about Japan. One fellowship of $30,000 will be awarded.

KCC Japan Education Exchange will award the graduate fellowship to a graduate student who has a record of effectively supporting education and awareness about Japan, or who shows promise to do so in the future. There are no restrictions as to place of study in Japan, discipline of study, or age of the applicant. Preference will be given to applicants who have documented interest in Japanese studies, which includes (but is not limited to) the arts, culture, education, language, history, journalism, business or science. Preference will be given to applicants who provide written confirmation of their research or study site in Japan. Preference will also be given to applicants who have not yet conducted dissertation research in Japan. Applicants must have completed their qualifying examinations and advanced to candidacy; they must also demonstrate research level Japanese language competency.

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Library Company of Philadelphia Short-Term Residential Fellowships

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

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 2018-2019. 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 short-term fellowships may be used to support dissertation, post-doctoral, or advanced research.

Short-term fellowships provide a stipend of $2,000, as well as access to a fellows’ residence that offers accommodation at reasonable rates. Fellowships are tenable for any one-month period between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.

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Medieval Academy of America Dissertation Grant

Application Deadline:  February 15, 2018

Medieval Academy dissertation grants support advanced graduate students who are writing Ph.D. dissertations on medieval topics. The $2,000 grants help defray research expenses such as the cost of travel to research collections and the cost of photographs, photocopies, microfilms, and other research materials. The cost of books or equipment (e.g., computers) is not included.

All graduate students whose primary research focuses on an aspect of medieval studies are eligible. Applicants must have received approval from their dissertation committee for their projects by the application date. Applicants must be members of the Medieval Academy as of 15 January of the year in which they apply.

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Herbert Scoville, Jr. Peace Fellowship

Application Deadline:   January 5, 2018

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the fellowship’s Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice.

Fellows receive a salary of $3,100 per month and health insurance, plus travel expenses to Washington, DC. The program also provides $1,000 per fellow for professional development to attend relevant conferences or meetings that could cover travel, accommodations, and registration fees, or to take a language or policy course. The program arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts and social networking events with alumni. Fellows also receive mentoring from a board member and a former fellow.

Eligibility

Applications must be college graduates by the time they will begin the fellowship. Current graduate students are eligible to apply, but must be able to work full-time for at least six months. While most fellows have majored in government, history, international relations, peace studies, political science or related fields, anyone may apply if he/she has a background in peace and security issues. Non-U.S. citizens currently living in the United States are eligible to apply provided they obtain the proper work visa.

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Library of Congress Kluge Center Kislak Fellowship

Application Deadline:  October 15, 2017

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress offers two short-term fellowships annually for independent scholars, students, and college and university faculty to conduct research based on items from the Kislak Collection. The Kislak Collection is a major collection of rare books, manuscripts, historic documents, maps and art of the Americas donated to the Library of Congress by the Jay I. Kislak Foundation of Miami Lakes, Fla. The collection contains some of the earliest records of indigenous peoples in North America and superb objects from the discovery, contact, and colonial periods, especially for Florida, the Caribbean, and Mesoamerica.

The Kislak Fellows Program supports scholarly research that contributes significantly to a greater understanding of the history and cultures of the Americas. It provides an opportunity for a period of 3 months of concentrated use of materials from the Kislak Collection and other collections of the Library of Congress, through full-time residency at the Library. The program supports research projects in the disciplines of archaeology, history, cartography, epigraphy, linguistics, ethno-history, ethnography, bibliography and sociology, with particular emphasis on Florida, the circum-Caribbean region and Mesoamerica. We encourage interdisciplinary projects that combine disciplines in novel and productive ways.

The Kislak Short-term Fellowship is for a period of 3 months, at a stipend of $4,200 per month, for residential research at the Library of Congress.

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American Antiquarian Society Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship

Application Deadline:  October 15, 2017

Scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate are eligible to apply for a special year-long residential fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society. The purpose of the post-dissertation fellowship is to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. Any topic relevant to the Society’s library collections and programmatic scope–that is, American history and culture through 1876–is eligible.

Applicants may come from such fields as history, literature, American studies, political science, art history, music history, and others relating to America in the period of the Society’s coverage. The Society welcomes applications from those who have advance book contracts, as well as those who have not yet made contact with a publisher. The twelve-month stipend for this fellowship is $35,000.

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Herbert Scoville, Jr. Peace Fellowship

Application Deadline:   October 2, 2017

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the fellowship’s Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice.

Fellows receive a salary of $3,100 per month and health insurance, plus travel expenses to Washington, DC. The program also provides $1,000 per fellow for professional development to attend relevant conferences or meetings that could cover travel, accommodations, and registration fees, or to take a language or policy course. The program arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts and social networking events with alumni. Fellows also receive mentoring from a board member and a former fellow.

Eligibility

Applications must be college graduates by the time they will begin the fellowship. Current graduate students are eligible to apply, but must be able to work full-time for at least six months. While most fellows have majored in government, history, international relations, peace studies, political science or related fields, anyone may apply if he/she has a background in peace and security issues. Non-U.S. citizens currently living in the United States are eligible to apply provided they obtain the proper work visa.

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John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Research Fellowships

Application deadline:   August 15, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation offers competitive research fellowships and grants every year to scholars and students who wish to make use of the archival holdings (including audiovisual materials) of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. The fellowships support research on a variety of themes, such as foreign policy, immigration, and journalism, through stipends of $2,500 to $5,000.

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Coordinating Council for Women in History Funding

Application Deadline:  May 15, 2017

Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship

The CCWH Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship is an annual award of $1,000 given to a graduate student working on a historical dissertation that interrogates race and gender, not necessarily in a history department. The award is intended to support either a crucial stage of research or the final year of writing.

The applicant must be a CCWH member; must be a graduate student in any department of a U.S. institution; must have passed to A.B.D. status by the time of application; and may hold this award and others simultaneously.

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Catherine Prelinger Award

The CCWH Catherine Prelinger Award is a scholarship of $20,000 which will be awarded to a scholar of excellence. This award, named for Catherine Prelinger, a former CCWH president and nontraditional scholar, is intended to enhance the work of a contemporary scholar whose academic path has not followed the traditional path of uninterrupted study, moving from completed secondary, to undergraduate, then graduate degrees, followed by a tenure-track faculty position.

Eligible applicants must be members of CCWH and must hold either A.B.D. status or the Ph.D. at the time of application. They shall be actively engaged in scholarship that is historical in nature, although the degree may be in related fields. Applicants will show evidence of a nontraditional professional career and describe a project that will further enhance women’s roles in history.

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