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Fellowships and Research Opportunities

The McNeil Center offers several pre-doctoral dissertation fellowships each year; most are 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 especially welcome. For details on fellowships and application instructions, click here. The online submission deadline for applications will be 3 February 2020.

The Center also offers a two-year Barra Postdoctoral Fellowship, to recent recipients of the Ph.D and a Barra Sabbatical Fellowship to scholars on leave from a tenured or tenure-track faculty position. The online submission deadline for applications for the term beginning 1 July 2020 is 1 November 2019. For details and application instructions, click here.