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The Phillips Library is pleased to announce the availability of a Frances E. Malamy Research Fellowship of the Peabody Essex Museum.

About the Frances E. Malamy Research Fellowship

Frances E. Malamy had deep roots within the Phillips Library of the Peabody Essex Museum - a longstanding member of the Museum family, she dedicated tireless hours processing manuscripts at the Phillips Library. She was a unique and extraordinary individual who believed firmly that the Phillips Library provides value to the academic community and the public, and realized the importance of the collection and its outreach impact to the greater intellectual world. To sustain the contributions that Frances made to the Phillips Library, her husband, Michael, and her two children, Jocelyn and Adam, have funded this fellowship as a lasting tribute to her memory, her interest in PEM's Phillips Library, and to the world of scholarship.

One recipient will be awarded the Frances E. Malamy Research Fellowship of the Peabody Essex Museum to perform independent scholarly research at the Phillips Library, located at 306 Newburyport Turnpike in Rowley, MA. Fellowships awarded can be taken between January 3, 2024 and December 27, 2024. Fellows are expected to be in residence for a minimum of eight weeks. Though it is not expected that a fellow be in residence for eight consecutive weeks, it is expected that the fellow not divide their residency into more than two terms. Research must include primary use of archival materials held at the Phillips Library, and/or archiving activities under the direction of the Phillips Library staff.

The Phillips Library requests the Malamy Fellow to submit a summary of their research for the benefit of museum staff and the public. The format of this summary is negotiable. Past recipients have given presentations on their research or contributed to the museum’s blog. PEM reserves the right to publicize the resulting product in order to promote research within the collection. Recipients are also requested to submit copies of any publication that results from their research to PEM.

The recipient will receive a $5,500 award, payable in two equal installments, at the middle and conclusion of their residency. This fellowship does not include housing.


The Malamy fellowship is available to U.S. citizens, green card holders, and holders of an F1 student visa or a J1 practicum/training visa.

Doctoral students, post-doctoral, academics, and independent scholars, as well as curators, and other library, archive and museum professionals, are welcome to apply.


All application materials, including references, must be received by 11:59 pm on October 29, 2023. Materials may be submitted electronically or via post to Library Fellowship Committee / 306 Newburyport Turnpike / Rowley, MA 01969. Please ensure your application includes specific references to Phillips Library collection material, as found through our online catalog. To apply, fill out the online Fellowship Application Form. All applicants will be notified of the committee's decision after December 1, 2023.