William Way LGBT Community Center is offering four $1,500 fellowships for conducting research in its John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives in Philadelphia, PA. Fellowships are available to researchers and/or research topics representing women, people of color, and/or trans and gender non-conforming individuals or communities. Researchers at all levels will be considered. The fellowships will cover research conducted over a period of at least one week (five days) between September 15 and December 15, 2022. Exact dates will be mutually agreed upon in advance between chosen fellows and Archives staff. A monetary award check will be distributed by mail after the successful completion of the one-week residency and submission of a one-page report.
"The Archives have been closed -- first from the pandemic and later because of building renovations -- since March 2020. We are so thrilled to once again have our doors open to researchers, and especially to be able to offer these fellowships for research using our collections,” says Director of the John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives, John Anderies.
Applicants are encouraged to review the Archives’ holdings and to inquire about the Archives ability to support the proposed topic. While the primary research should take place in our Archives, the resources of our LGBTQ lending library will be available to fellows as well.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to discuss your proposed project in advance of your application.
Please send by email a one-page research proposal outlining your topic and the specific Archives materials you believe will support it, and a one- to two-page resume to John Anderies (email@example.com) by August 15, 2022.
These research fellowships are funded through a Community-based Archives Grant from The Mellon Foundation.