In partnership with Penn State’s Africana Research Center, the Richards Center established a competitive, one-year postdoctoral fellowship in 2012. The fellowship rewards recently graduated Ph.D.s studying aspects of the African American experience from slavery to Civil Rights.
Beginning in 2020, Penn State’s College of the Liberal Arts, Department of History, and the Richards Center will host a second Center-sponsored postdoctoral fellowship (in addition to our joint RCWEC/ARC fellowship). The fellowship rewards recently graduated Ph.D.s studying aspects of the Civil War era, particularly focusing on slavery and emancipation.
In recognition of the challenges graduate students have faced throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the Richards Center invites applications for two predoctoral dissertation fellowships in the history of the Civil War era.
The Richards Civil War Era Center invites applications for the Mark and Ann Persun Visiting Scholars Program for tenured faculty in history at the rank of Associate Professor. The fellowship is open to scholars of the Civil War Era, broadly conceived, who study military or political history. In its inaugural year, the fellowship will be awarded to a scholar of military history.
The Catto-LeCount Fellows Program for Equity and Inclusion exposes undergraduate juniors, seniors, and recent graduates from underrepresented backgrounds to doctoral study in history. Attendees learn about the graduate admissions process, the academic profession, and the Penn State Department of History’s strengths in African American, Latino/a, and Native American studies.
In conjunction with the College of the Liberal Arts and the Humanities Initiative Dissertation Release Program, the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center will host two graduate students as Center and Institute Fellows in 2022-2023.