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. Applications are now closed for 2020.

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.

Applicants are encouraged to conceive of research topics related to Pennsylvania history. They are further encouraged to identify relevant archival collections, assess their availability and accessibility, and discuss their research agenda with appropriate staff prior to submitting a proposal. Because the State Archives is interested in making history meaningful and accessible to diverse audiences, research that is likely to result in widespread dissemination through nonspecialized publications, films, exhibitions, or other means is particularly welcome. Research topics that may have an impact on public policy are also most welcomed.

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.

You may also email: RA-PHMCScholars@pa.gov or call: (717) 705-5785 or write:

Scholars in Residence Program
Pennsylvania State Archives
350 North Street.
Harrisburg, PA  17120-0090

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.

The State Archives does not discriminate based on 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 Archives at (717) 705-5785 or the Pennsylvania TDD relay service at (800) 654-5984 to discuss their needs.