Neh-Hagley Postdoctoral Fellowship


Award Amount:  $50,400

Number of Awards: Two (2)

Deadline:  December 1

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

The Hagley Museum and Library is inviting applications for two postdoctoral fellowships on business, culture, and society. These postdoctoral fellowships are available for United States citizens or to foreign nationals who have been living in the United States. The fellowship on Business, Culture, and Society support residencies in Hagley’s Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society by scholars who have received their doctoral degrees by the application deadline.

Host Institution:

The Hagley Museum and Library is a nonprofit educational institution in Wilmington, Delaware. Opened in 1957, the Hagley Museum features exhibits and demonstrations that show the connections between early industrial technology and early American history, focusing on the histories of the du Pont family, DuPont company, explosives and gunpowder, and innovation.


Fellowships are restricted to United States citizens or to foreign nationals who have been living in the United States for at least three years.

Instructions for Applying:

In order to apply, all application materials will submit in the order below in one PDF file that is Include the following materials:

  • Applicants will submit their current curriculum vitae.
  • Applicants will submit a 3,000-word explanation of the project and its contributions to pertinent scholarship.
  • A statement of no more than 500 words explaining how residency at Hagley would advance the project, particularly the relevance of our research collections.
  • A statement indicating a preference for the four or eight-month fellowship.
  • Applicants also should arrange for two letters of recommendation.

Submitting Details:

All applications materials, including recommendations letters, will send to Carol Lockman,

Award Description:

  • The fellowships provide a monthly stipend of $4,200, amounting to $33,600 for the eight-month fellowship and $16,800 for the four-month fellowship.
  • Fellows receive complimentary lodging in the scholar’s housing on Hagley’s property for the duration of their residency, as well as office space and the full privileges of visiting scholars, including special access to Hagley’s research collections.

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Contact Information:

If you have any questions or additional query, send an email to Carol Lockman,