Fellowships and Research Opportunities

The McNeil Center offers several pre-doctoral dissertation fellowships each year for a term of nine months, beginning 1 September. Advanced graduate students from any PhD-granting institution who are in the dissertation research or writing stage are eligible to compete for these fellowships, which are open to scholars in any discipline for projects focusing on North America and the Caribbean before 1850. Proposals reliant on research in Philadelphia-area archives and libraries are espcially welcome. For details on fellowships and application instructions, click here. The postmark deadline for applications will be 1 March 2010.

The also offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship, to recent recipients of the Ph.D. The postmark deadline for applications for the term beginning 1 July 2010 is 1 November 2009. For details and application instructions, click here.

In addition, the McNeil Center annually appoints a number of non-stipendiary Research Associates. This service is offered to qualified scholars—at either the pre- or post-doctoral level—visiting Philadelphia for two months or longer who wish to join our activities and are capable of providing their own financial support. Research Associates are provided with access to the University of Pennsylvania libraries and, when space permits, office facilities at the Center. For further information, contact the McNeil Center Director.

The program supporting the nine-month postdoctoral fellowship formerly offered by the Center has been temporarily suspended.