Mellon Scholars Program

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Type: 
Fellowship
Location: 
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Library and Information Science, Slavery

The Library Company of Philadelphia’s Program in African American History, with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is pleased to announce the 2023–24 Mellon Scholars Program of research fellowships, summer internships and workshop. These competitive programs are designed to increase the participation of scholars from underrepresented backgrounds in the field of African American history.

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Postdoctoral fellowship, with a stipend of $50,000 for the 2023–24 academic year.

Dissertation fellowship, with a stipend of $25,000 for the 2023–24 academic year.

Short-term fellowships, with a stipend of $2,500 for a one-month period.

Application deadline: January 15, 2023. For detailed information and full application instructions, visit librarycompany.org/academic-programs/fellowships/

SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR RISING COLLEGE SENIORS OR RECENT GRADUATES

The Mellon Scholars Internship Program June 2023 provides potential scholars of early African American history with experience in original archival research, guidance on applying to graduate school and developing research agendas, and exposure to the work of research libraries. Interns will be rising seniors or recent college graduates and receive a $1,500 stipend and additional support for travel and housing.

The Mellon Scholars Summer Workshop June 2023 is a one-week professional development program designed to prepare students for the transition to graduate study and for conducting independent research in early African American history archival collections. Workshop participants will be in their first year of graduate study in an MA program or advanced undergraduates. Participants will receive a $500 stipend and additional support for travel and housing.

Application deadline: March 1, 2023, with a decision to be made by April 15. For detailed information and full applications instructions, visit librarycompany.org/mellon-scholars-internship-workshop-program/

For more information, contact Program Director Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens (paahdirector@librarycompany.org) and Jasmine Smith, Assistant Director (jsmith@librarycompany.org).