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The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PMHC) Scholars in Residence Program


The Scholars in Residence Program of the (PHMC) supports short-term, full-time research and study in collections maintained by Commission facilities, including the Pennsylvania State Archives, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, and the State Historic Preservation Office, all in Harrisburg, and 25 historic sites and museums throughout the Commonwealth. The Scholars in Residence Program has a four-fold purpose: to promote the interpretation of Pennsylvania history; to encourage research that draws upon the Commission’s archival, artifact, and architectural collections; to promote the dissemination of research findings to both the professional community of scholars and the public; and to develop collegial relationships between scholars and Commission staff. Stipends are awarded for a period of up to eight consecutive weeks at the rate of $375 per week. Residencies may begin May 1 of the year in which application is made and must be completed by April 30 of the following year. The application deadline is the second Friday in January. Notification of awards is made in late March. Approximately five to seven awards are made annually. The Program is open to all who are currently engaged in or who plan to conduct research on Pennsylvania history, including academic scholars, public sector professionals in history-related disciplines, independent scholars, graduate students, writers, filmmakers, and educators. Visit the webpage PMHC Scholars in Residence Program for more information.

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