Mellon Scholars Program

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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 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. Fellows must be in residence for the entire term of the award. Application deadline March 1, 2022, with a decision to be made by April 15.

The following research fellowships will be offered for 2022-2023:

• Post-doctoral fellowship, with a stipend of $50,000, is tenable from September 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023. Recent recipients of the Ph.D. as well as senior scholars may apply, but applicants must hold a Ph.D.

• Dissertation fellowship, with a stipend of $25,000, is tenable from September 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023. Applicants must be in the later stages of research or writing.

• Short-term fellowships, for doctoral candidates and senior scholars, with a stipend of $2,500 for one month of research between June 1, 2022 and May 31, 2023.

For general information about the Library Company’s fellowship program, contact Christine Nelson, Fellowships Manager, at fellowships@librarycompany.org. For more information about the Mellon Scholars Program, contact Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens, Program Director, at paahdirector@librarycompany.org.

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