About the Scholars in Residence Program

In Partnership with the Pennsylvania State Archives

The Pennsylvania State Archives and the Pennsylvania Historical Association maintain the annual Scholars in Residence Program. The Scholars in Residence Program provides support for up to four weeks of full-time research and study in manuscript and state record collections maintained by the Pennsylvania State Archives.

All who are conducting research on Pennsylvania history, including academic scholars, public sector professionals, independent scholars, graduate students, educators, writers, filmmakers, and others are eligible for the residency program.

Meet the Scholars

The Pennsylvania Historical Association showcases the work of each cohort of Scholars in Residence. Interviews and research profiles are publicly available online. Projects are often published in Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies as well.

Marcy J. Ladson, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh (2019)
Mary Schriener, Ph.D., Alvernia University (2019)

“The Life Stories of People who Called Pennhurst Home”

Ian Gavigan, doctoral student, Rutgers University (2018)

“The Story of the Socialists of Reading, Pennsylvania”

How to Become a Scholar in Residence

For a full description of the residency program and application materials, as well as information about State Archives research collections, go to the PHMC Web site. Applications are now closed for 2020.

The Pennsylvania State Archives Scholars in Residence Program is made possible by the generous financial support of The Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation and the Pennsylvania Historical Association.