Mellon Scholars Program in African American History at the Library Company of Philadelphia

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The Library Company of Philadelphia’s Program in African American History (PAAH), with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is pleased to announce the next round of the Mellon Scholars Program of fellowships, internships, and a workshop for 2014-2015. These competitive programs are designed to increase the participation of scholars from underrepresented backgrounds and others in the field of African American history prior to 1900. For application procedures and additional information, visit http://www.librarycompany.org/paah/.

The Mellon Scholars 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. The following fellowships will be offered for 2014-2015:

- Dissertation fellowships, with a stipend of $25,000 for the academic year, or $12,500 for one semester. Applicants must be in the later stages of research or writing; application deadline March 1, 2014, with a decision to be made by April 15.

- Short-term fellowships, for doctoral candidates and senior scholars, with a stipend of $2,500 for one month of research between June 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015; application deadline March 1, 2014, with a decision to be made by April 15.

 The Mellon Scholars Internship Program is a four-week summer program (June 2 to June 27, 2014) that 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 will receive a $1,500 stipend and an allowance for room, board, and travel to and from Philadelphia. Application deadline: March 1, 2014, with a decision to be made by April 15.

The Mellon Scholars Summer Workshop is a one-week professional development program (June 16 to June 20, 2014) 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 recent college graduates or students in their first years of graduate study and will receive an allowance of up to $1,200 to cover the cost of travel, room, and board. Application deadline: March 1, 2014, with a decision to be made by April 15.

For more information about the Mellon Scholars Program, contact Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Program Director, at era@udel.edu.

Krystal Appiah
Reference Librarian and
Curator of African American History
Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 546-3181
kappiah@librarycompany.org
www.librarycompany.org