The Library Company of Philadelphia’s Program in Early American Economy and Society invites applications for dissertation and short-term fellowship awards during 2015-2016. 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 resident in Philadelphia and conduct research in the area for the duration of awards. Applicants for the 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 should spend a continuous month of research in the collections of 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, 2015 to May 31, 2016; or it may be divided between two scholars, for the periods September 1, 2015 to January 15, 2016, or January 15 to May 31, 2016. Deadline for receipt of all materials (see below) is March 1, 2015.
Four one-month fellowships will also be awarded, carrying stipends of $2,000 each and tenable for one month of continuous residence and research at the Library Company between June 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016. Deadline for receipt of all materials (see below) is March 1, 2015.
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. For more information about PEAES and its fellowships please contact Cathy Matson, Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.