David Library Fellows are offered gracious housing in the Feinstone Residence on the Library campus. David Library Fellowships

To encourage the scholarly use of the Library's Resources, the David Library of the American Revolution has awarded month-long residential fellowships to qualified post-doctoral researchers and Ph. D. candidates since 1985. In addition to rent-free housing on the Library's campus for the duration of their fellowships, DLAR Fellows receive a stipend (in the range of $1000 to $1600 per month, based on need) and 24-hour access to the library.  Over the past 30 years, DLAR has awarded over 200 fellowships to scholars who have gone on to write hundreds of dissertations, academic articles, academic papers and books, and to teach at major institutions of higher learning worldwide.

The term of the DLAR Fellowship is one month. Both doctoral candidates and post-doctoral scholars are welcome to apply; doctoral candidates must be from a Ph.D.- granting institution and be in the research/writing stage of their dissertation.  Applications are encouraged from all relevant disciplines, including History, Africana Studies, American Studies, Gender Studies, Women's Studies, Political Science, Religion, Law, Geography and others. DLAR does not fund research conducted at  other institutions.

The deadline to apply for a 2019-2020 David Library Fellowship is March 2, 2019.  An application consists of the following items:  proposal, curriculum vitae and writing sample.  Applicants should mail six (6) copies of each of those items in one package to

Academic Advisory Council
David Library of the American Revolution
P. O. Box 748
Washington Crossing, PA 18977

(If sending via a courier service such as UPS or Federal Express, replace “P. O. Box 748” with “1201 River Road” in the address shown above.)

Two letters of recommendation are also required.  They should be by two outside referees who should mail them directly to the address shown above.

Questions may be directed to fellows@dlar.org

We’ve compiled an album on Vimeo featuring short videos of some David Library Fellows discussing their work.  Have a look: