After a more than five-year hiatus, the Pennsylvania Historical Association and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission are partnering to revive the popular Scholars in Residence Program for summer 2018.  The Scholars in Residence Program supports short-term, full-time research and study in collections maintained by the Pennsylvania State Archives.

The Scholars in Residence Program has a four-fold purpose:

  • to promote the interpretation of Pennsylvania history;
  • to encourage research that draws upon the Pennsylvania State Archives’ 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 Archives’ staff.

Stipends are awarded for a period of up to four consecutive weeks at the rate of $800 per week. Residencies may begin June 15 of the year in which application is made and must be completed by August 15. Applications are due by Feb. 15, 2018.  For more information or to apply, visit