The David Center for the American Revolution at the American Philosophical Society is pleased to announce the launch of a new research fellowship for international scholars studying the American Revolution and Founding Era. These opportunities provide $5,000 USD to support research by scholars based outside the United States seeking to examine materials at the APS's Library & Museum or other archives in the United States.
Applicants may be:
- Holders of the Ph.D. or its equivalent.
- Ph.D. candidates who have passed their preliminary examinations and are working on their dissertation research.
- Degreed independent scholars (without current academic affiliation).
All Applicants must submit:
- A cover letter,
- Curriculum vitae,
- A research proposal (2 pages double-spaced), that outlines the status of your work and what you will research at U.S.-based archives. Special attention must be made to specific collections that will be of use during your fellowship.
- Two confidential letters of reference
Additional details and instructions on how to apply may be found here: https://apply.interfolio.com/108454
The deadline for applications is July 15, 2022.
The David Center for the American Revolution integrates the rich manuscript, microfilm, and print collections of the David Library with the Early American history collections of the APS to create a one-stop-shop for the study of the American Revolution. The David Library collections consist of approximately 8,000 volumes, 9,000 reels of microfilm, and the large Sol Feinstone manuscript collection. The Sol Feinstone Collection, a rich collection of letters and documents, was assembled by DLAR Founder Sol Feinstone (1888-1980) over a period of fifty years. It includes material on almost all notable Americans from before the Revolution to the 1850s, as well as prominent Europeans and documents related to military affairs. This adds to the APs’s Library & Museum's Early American History Collections, which are particularly strong for the period from 1750 to 1840. In addition to the Benjamin Franklin Papers and the Thomas Paine Collection, the APS has a wide assortment of documents from the revolutionary era. Among these are official government documents and correspondence, military records that range from the Continental Army to Pennsylvania county records, and personal correspondence from various historical actors. Comprehensive, searchable guides and finding aids to these collections are available online at www.amphilsoc.org/library and http://amphilsoc.pastperfectonline.com/.