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Henry Belin du Pont Dissertation Fellowship in Business, Technology and Society


To aid students whose research on important historical questions would benefit from the use of Hagley's research collections.

Recipients are expected to have no other obligations during the term of the fellowship, to maintain continuous residence at Hagley for its duration and to participate in events organized by Hagley's Center for the History of Business, Technology and Society. Towards the end of the residency the recipient will make a presentation at Hagley based on research conducted during the Fellowship. Hagley should also receive a copy of the dissertation, as well as any publications aided by the Fellowship.


Open to graduate students or PhD candidates.

Quantity Available



  • Annual

Study Length

4 months

Award Value


Application procedure

Applicants must submit an application dossier including a dissertation prospectus, a statement concerning the relevance of Hagley's research collections to the project and at least two letters of recommendation. Writing samples are also welcome. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with Hagley staff prior to submitting their dossier.

Closing date

November 15th

Study Level

  • Predoctorate
  • Graduate

Hagley Museum and Library

Located along the Brandywine River on the site of the first du Pont black powder works, the Hagley Museum and Library provide a unique glimpse into American life at home and at work in the 19th century. Set among more than 230 acres of trees and flowering shrubs, Hagley offers a diversity of restorations, exhibits and live demonstrations for visitors of all ages.

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For more information regarding this award, please contact the Hagley Museum and Library by using the links below.


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