Applicants in any relevant field of scholarship may apply. Candidates who live 75 or more miles from Philadelphia receive some preference. The duration of award is requested by the candidate, but the final decision is made by the Fellowship Committee.
Each year a special two-month fellowship, sponsored by the Jack Miller Center, is also awarded “to advance scholarship in those fields of study that will contribute a deeper understanding of America’s founding principles and history and the wider traditions that influenced its development.” The Committee shall select the awardee for this fellowship, and all applications that are pertinent to these criteria will be considered for it. However, applicants who are especially interested in this two-month fellowship should state this in their application materials.
Fellowships may be taken beginning any day not earlier than June 1, 2018 and must be completed by May 31, 2019. Fellows are required to be in residence at the Library for four to twelve consecutive weeks, depending upon the length of the award.
All application materials will be submitted online. All Applicants must submit:
- A cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- A research proposal, no longer than three pages, that outlines the status of your work and what you will research at the American Philosophical Society Library. Special attention must be made to specific collections that will be of use during your fellowship
- Contact information for two people who will submit confidential letters of reference
Deadline and Notification
February 2, 2018; notifications in late April.
To Apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/45740.