Graduate Funding Information Service

January 28, 2021

Library Company of Philadelphia Dissertation Fellowships

Application Deadline: March 1, 2021

  • For doctoral students conducting dissertation research
  • Includes research in residence in the Library Company’s collections
  • Stipend of $25,000

The Library Company, founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1731 and located in Center City Philadelphia, holds over half a million rare books and graphics that are capable of supporting research in a variety of fields and disciplines relating to the history of America and the Atlantic world in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The holdings include the nation’s second largest collection of pre-1801 American imprints and one of the largest collections of 18th-century British books in America.

Available Fellowships, 2021-2022

Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Dissertation Fellowship supports dissertation research in residence at the Library Company on any subject relevant to its collections. The term of the fellowship is from September 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022, with a stipend of $25,000. The award may be divided between two applicants, each of whom would receive $12,500 for the period September 1, 2021 to January 15, 2022 or January 15, 2022 to May 31, 2022.

Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES)

The Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) dissertation-level fellowship, carrying a stipend of $25,000, is tenable for the period September 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022. It may be divided between two scholars, who would each receive $12,500 for the period September 1, 2021 to January 15, 2022 or January 15, 2022 to May 31, 2022.

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