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Date: January 20, 2016 at 1:18:03 AM EST
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Greetings Cynthia A. Kierner,
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Research Fellowships: African American History at the Library Company of Philadelphia

The Library Company of Philadelphia’s Program in African American History (PAAH) is now accepting applications for its Mellon Scholars Program of short-term and dissertation research fellowships, which aim 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. Fellows must be in residence for the entire term of the award. The following research fellowships will be offered for 2016-2017:

  • Dissertation fellowship, with a stipend of $25,000, is tenable from September 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017. The award may be divided between two applicants, each of whom would receive $12,500 for the period September 1, 2016 to January 15, 2017 or January 15, 2017 to May 31, 2017. Applicants must be in the later stages of research or writing. You can view the ad at
  • Short-term fellowships, for doctoral candidates and senior scholars, with a stipend of $2,500 for one month of research between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017.

The application deadline for dissertation and short-term fellowships is March 1, 2016, with a decision to be made by April 15. Complete application instructions are available at

For general information about the Library Company’s fellowship program, contact James Green via telephone (215) 546-3181, fax (215) 546-5167, or e-mail [log in to unmask]. For more information about the Mellon Scholars fellowships, contact Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Program Director, at [log in to unmask].

The Mellon Scholars Program is made possible with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is designed to increase the participation of scholars from underrepresented backgrounds and others in the field of African American history prior to 1900.