The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission invites applications for its 2007-2008 Scholars in Residence Program, including applications for collaborative residencies. The Scholars in Residence program provides support for up to eight weeks of full-time research and study in manuscript and artifact collections maintained by any Commission facility, including the Pennsylvania State Archives, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, and twenty-five historic sites and museums around the state. Collaborative residencies fund original analytic and/or synthetic research that relates to the interpretive mission and advances the programmatic goals of a PHMC program or facility, including the agency’s historic sites and museums. A collaborative residency application must be filed jointly by the interested scholar and host program/facility.
Residency programs are open to all who are conducting research on Pennsylvania history, including academic scholars, public sector professionals, independent scholars, graduate students, educators, writers, filmmakers, and others. Residencies may be scheduled for up to eight weeks at any time during the period May 1, 2007 — April 30, 2008; stipends are awarded at the rate of $375 per week. The Commission does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability. Individuals with disabilities who require assistance or accommodation to participate in this program should contact the Commission at (717)787-3034 or the Pennsylvania TDD relay service at (800)654-5984 to discuss their needs.
For a full description of the residency program and application materials, as well as information about Commission research collections and collaborative residences, go to http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/ and click on the link to Scholars in Residence Program. Queries can be directed to [email protected].
Deadline for application is January 12, 2007. Notification of awards will be made in late March