Library Company of Philadelphia — Mellon Scholars Program

The Library Company of Philadelphia’s Program in African American History, with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is pleased to announce the Mellon Scholars Program of fellowships, internships, and workshop for 2022-2023. These competitive programs are designed to increase the participation of scholars from underrepresented backgrounds in the field of African American history prior to 1900.

Mellon Scholars Research Fellowships Program 2022-2023:
Fellows must be in residence for the entire term of the award; application deadline is March 1, 2022 with a decision to be made by April 15.

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, with a stipend of $50,000. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. by September 1, 2022.
  • Dissertation Fellowship, with a stipend of $25,000. Applicants must be in the later stages of research or writing.
  • Short-Term Fellowships include a stipend of $2500 for one month of research between June 1, 2022 and May 31, 2023.

The Mellon Scholars Internship Program (June 1 through June 29, 2022) 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 receive a $1,500 stipend and additional support for travel and housing. Application deadline, March 1, 2022, with a decision to be made by April 15.

The Mellon Scholars Summer Workshop (June 13 through June 17, 2022) is a one-week professional development program 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 in their first year of graduate study in an MA program or advance undergraduates. Participants will receive a $500 stipend and additional support for travel and housing. Application deadline, March 1, 2022, with a decision to be made by April 15.

Visit https://librarycompany.org/academic-programs/fellowships/application/ for application guidelines. For questions about the Mellon Scholars Program, contact Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens Program Director at paahdirector@librarycompany.org.

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