[AIW] Short-Term Resident Research Fellowships: David Center for the American Revolution, American Philosophical Society Library & Museum, Philadelphia, PA/USA
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Short-Term Resident Research Fellowships
David Center for the American Revolution, American Philosophical Society
Library & Museum, Philadelphia, PA/USA
The David Center for the American Revolution at the American Philosophical
Society Library & Museum in Philadelphia invites applications for its
inaugural short-term resident research fellowships. David Center Fellowships
continue the 30-year tradition of the David Library awarding over 200
fellowships to scholars who have gone on to write hundreds of dissertations,
academic articles, academic papers and books, and to teach at major
institutions of higher learning worldwide, about the American Revolution and
Founding Era. These funding opportunities provide one month of support for
researchers in residence and are open to scholars in all fields who show a
demonstrated need to use the collections for their project.
The David Center for the American Revolution integrates the rich manuscript,
microfilm, and print collections of the David Library with the Early
American history collections of the APS to create a one-stop-shop for the
study of the American Revolution. The David Library collections consist of
approximately 8,000 volumes, 9,000 reels of microfilm, and the large Sol
Feinstone manuscript collection. The Sol Feinstone Collection, a rich
collection of letters and documents, was assembled by DLAR Founder Sol
Feinstone (1888-1980) over a period of fifty years. It includes material on
almost all notable Americans from before the Revolution to the 1850s, as
well as prominent Europeans and documents related to military affairs. This
adds to the APS Library's Early American History Collections, which are
particularly strong for the period from 1750 to 1840. In addition to the
Benjamin Franklin Papers and the Thomas Paine Collection, the APS has a wide
assortment of documents from the revolutionary era. Among these are official
government documents and correspondence, military records that range from
the Continental Army to Pennsylvania county records, and personal
correspondence from various historical actors. Comprehensive, searchable
guides and finding aids to these collections are available online at
www.amphilsoc.org/library and http://amphilsoc.pastperfectonline.com/.
Successful applicants are awarded a stipend of $3,000. The stipend is paid
after the awardee arrives at the APS Library & Museum to begin their
fellowship. The purpose of the stipend is to defray the costs of working in
Philadelphia. Awards are taxable income, but the Society is not required to
report payments. It is understood that recipients will discuss their
reporting obligations with their tax advisors.
Fellowships may be taken starting any day no earlier than June 1, 2020 and
must be completed by May 31, 2021. Fellows are required to be in residence
for four consecutive weeks. Fellows do not have to decide on the dates of
their fellowship right away; they have one year to decide, although most
take their fellowships during the summer period.
If you have already applied for an APS Library & Museum Short-Term Resident
Research Fellowships and are working on a topic related to the American
Revolution and founding, you will be automatically considered for a David
Applicants may be:
* Holders of the Ph.D. or its equivalent.
* Ph.D. candidates who have passed their preliminary examinations and
are working on their dissertation research.
* Degreed independent scholars (without current academic affiliation).
* U.S. citizens or foreign nationals. Candidates who live 75 or more
miles from Philadelphia receive some preference.
All Applicants must submit:
* A cover letter,
* Curriculum vitae,
* A research proposal (2 pages double-spaced), that outlines the
status of your work and what you will research at the American Philosophical
Society Library & Museum. Special attention must be made to specific
collections that will be of use during your fellowship.
* Two confidential letters of reference
Deadline: March 6, 2020. Notifications will be sent in April 2020.
Please apply online via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/73069
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