The 12-month fellowship is intended for advanced Ph.D. students working toward the completion of the dissertation. The caliber of the project, the need to use the collections of the David Center for the American Revolution at the APS’s Library & Museum and other research institutions in the Philadelphia area, and evidence that the project will be completed in a timely manner, are the three most important criteria for selection. Applicants may be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals.

The successful applicant will receive an appointment as a Research Associate at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, which will provide library and computer privileges at the University of Pennsylvania to those who agree to participate regularly in the McNeil Center’s seminars and other programming ( successful applicant will have the opportunity also to participate in programs and other affairs at the American Philosophical Society.

Stipend: $25,000 for twelve months will be awarded to all successful applicants.

 All Applicants must submit:

  • Curriculum vitae;
  • A Project Proposal which includes an overview of the dissertation and information on collections at APS and in the region the applicant intends to use (no more than 5 pages, double-spaced);
  • A sample chapter from their dissertation not to exceed 25 double-spaced pages,
  • An introductory cover letter that discusses their past and current work proposed to be completed on the fellowship;
  • Three letters of reference in support of the project and applicant.

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