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. Fellows are expected to conduct the majority of their research in the Library Company’s collections but may also use the collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The following fellowships for research in residence will be offered for 2015-2016:
Application procedures for Fellowships: Eligible candidates may apply for both a short-term and either a dissertation or post-doctoral fellowship. To apply, go to www.librarycompany.org/fellowships; fill out an online coversheet and upload a single PDF document containing a brief résumé and a two- to four-page description of the proposed research. Applicants for short-term fellowships should also have one letter of recommendation sent under separate cover in PDF format. Applicants for post-doctoral and dissertation fellowships should include a writing sample of no more than 25 pages and should have two letters of reference sent under separate cover in PDF format. If you wish to apply for more than one fellowship, simply check more than one box on your electronic cover sheet. For more information about the Library Company’s fellowship program, contact James Green via telephone (215) 546-3181, fax (215) 546-5167, or e-mail email@example.com. For more information about the Mellon Scholars Program, contact Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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