Historical Society of Pennsylvania Fellowships

Christina Larocco's picture
March 1, 2019
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Ethnic History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Indigenous Studies


Historical Society of Pennsylvania Fellowships


The Historical Society of Pennsylvania invites applications for four fellowships, each of which is intended to support one month of residency in Philadelphia during the 2019–2020 academic year:

Two Balch Institute Fellowships will enable research on topics related to the ethnic and immigrant experience in the United States and/or American cultural, social, political, or economic history post-1875.

One Albert M. Greenfield Fellowship will support research in twentieth-century history.


New this year, HSP will offer one Indian Rights Association Fellowship in the field of Native American Studies. Though topic and time period are open, applicants must demonstrate a need to conduct research in the Indian Rights Association records (see finding aid at http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/i/IRA1523.html).

Enriched by the holdings of the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, HSP holds more than 19 million personal, organizational, and business manuscripts, as well as 560,000 printed items and 312,000 graphic images concerning national and regional political, social, and family history. Its archives richly document the social, cultural, and economic history of a region central to many aspects of the nation’s development from colonial times to the 20th century. The Balch Institute collections bring the HSP strength in documenting ethnic and immigrant history, with significant holdings of ethnic newspapers, records of benevolent societies and other local and national ethnic organizations, and personal papers of prominent leaders in ethnic and immigrant communities.

The stipend for each fellowship is $2,000. Fellowships are tenable for any one-month period between June 2019 and May 2020. They support dissertation, postdoctoral, and advanced research. Deadline for receipt of applications is March 1, 2019, with a decision to be made by April 15. To apply for these fellowships as well as research opportunities HSP offers in partnership with the Library Company of Philadelphia, visit http://www.librarycompany.org/fellowships/coversheet.htm, fill out a required electronic cover sheet, and submit one portable document format (PDF) containing a résumé and a 2–4 page description of the proposed research. One letter of recommendation, in PDF format, should be submitted at http://www.librarycompany.org/fellowships/letters.htm. If you wish to apply for more than one fellowship, simply check more than one box on your electronic cover sheet. For more information on applying, contact Christina Larocco, Editor and Manager of Scholarly Programs at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (215-732-6200 x208 or clarocco@hsp.org).




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Christina Larocco

Editor of PMHB and Scholarly Programs Manager

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

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