To promote advanced scholarship, the David Library of the American Revolution offers short-term Resident Research Fellowships for conducting research in its collections. DLAR’s rich resources in microfilm and print on virtually every aspect of the era of the American Revolution (1750-1800) are fully listed on this web site. Fellows receive a stipend of $1600 per month ($1000 if your legal address is within a 100-mile radius of DLAR) plus housing and 24-hour access to the Library. The term of the Fellowship is one month. Both doctoral and post-doctoral applicants are welcome to apply; doctoral candidates must have passed their general examinations before beginning their fellowships.
The deadline for applications for a 2013-2014 Fellowship is March 1, 2013.
Applicants should submit seven (7) sets of the following: (1) cover sheet (with applicants name, mailing address, email address, phone number, academic affiliation and title of project), (2) a brief project statement (3 to 5 pages) describing the project and stating what David Library resources will be used, (3) a detailed C.V., and (4) a writing sample (10 to 20 pages of recent work, preferably from the proposed fellowship project). Each application must be supported by two letters of reference (sent directly by the referee, not sent by the applicant).
The application materials named above should be submitted in a single package. The letters of recommendation should sent directly to the David Library by the referee.
All application materials can be mailed to:
Academic Advisory Council
David Library of the American Revolution
P.O. Box 748
Washington Crossing, PA 18977
Please do not fax or email applications. (If sending via courier service such as UPS, please use the following street address for the Library instead of the P.O. Box: 1201 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA 18977.
The David Library does not fund research conducted at other institutions.
Fellowship Awards will be made by the David Library’s Academic Advisory Council sometime in April 2013.
Questions? Contact Meg McSweeney, Chief Operating Officer, at (215) 493-2233, ext.106, or email firstname.lastname@example.org