The Pennsylvania State Archives and the Pennsylvania Historical Association are accepting applicants for the 2018-2019 Scholars in Residence Program.
Residency programs are open to anyone researching Pennsylvania history, including academic scholars, public sector professionals, educators, writers, filmmakers and others.
The Scholars in Residence Program provides support for up to four weeks of full-time research and study of the manuscript and state record collections maintained by the State Archives.
The State Archives include more than 195 million pages of documents and manuscripts, 20,000 reels of microfilm containing around 22 million images of county deeds, wills, mortgages, estate papers and assessment books. The archives also include more than 1 million special collection items, such as photographic prints and negatives, maps, postcards, posters, audio recordings, and motion pictures.
The program runs for up to four weeks between June 15, 2018 and August 15, 2018. Stipends will be awarded.
The deadline to apply is February 15, 2018. Winners will be notified in April.
To find out how to apply, visit the program’s website. Applications may also be requested by writing to the Scholars in Residence Program, Pennsylvania State Archives, 350 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0090; by calling (717) 705-5785; or by emailing RA-PHMCScholars@state.pa.us.