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Scholars-in-Residence Program

The Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Program assists those scholars and professionals whose research in the black experience can benefit from extended access to the Center's resources.READ MORE ›

Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute

BNY Mellon Pre-Professional Development Program

College and Graduate Students: Apply to be a Pre-Professional in the BNY Mellon Pre-Professional Development Program!

Each fall, spring, and summer, up to eight college and graduate students will be selected to participate in the BNY Mellon Pre-Professional Development Program. The program aims to facilitate transitions to full-time positions at a broad range of institutions and businesses that seek smart, culturally competent, and well-balanced professionals whose experiences are perfectly suited for the fast-paced challenges of the information age.READ MORE ›

Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery

The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery—funded by a generous $2.5 million gift from Ruth and Sid Lapidus and matched by The New York Public Library—is the only facility of its kind based in a public research library.READ MORE ›

Short-Term Research Fellowships

The New York Public Library is pleased to offer Short Term Research Fellowships to support scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research.   Individuals needing to conduct on-site research in the Library’s special collections to support projects in the humanities, business and the arts are welcome to apply.  Preference is given to scholars whose work is based on materials in the NYPL research collections, especially when those materials are unique; fellowships are normally not granted to scholars who live within commuting distance of the library.  Each fellow is expected to be in residence at the library for the duration of their fellowship, during the period from June 1, 2015 through May 30, 2016, and each fellow will be expected to produce a written summary of his/her experience working with the collections.  Fellowship stipends are $1,000 per week for a minimum of two and maximum of four weeks. READ MORE ›