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Fellowships and Education at the Schomburg



Lapidus CenterLapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery

The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery offers six-month and three-month fellowships to scholars who can benefit from access to the public research library. Residencies come with a stipend. The application process opens September 1. Deadline is December 20.READ MORE ›

Scholars in ResidenceScholars-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.Residencies last six months and come with a $30,000 stipend.The application process opens September 1. Deadline is December 1.READ MORE ›

NEH Summer InstituteNEH Summer Institute for School Teachers 2015

Built upon the foundation of the Schomburg Center’s groundbreaking exhibition In Motion: The African American Migration Experience, this Summer Institute underscored and explained the extraordinary diversity of African American communities that is reflected in contemporary classrooms. READ MORE ›


Short-term fellowshipsShort-Term Research Fellowships

Scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area have an opportunity to engage 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. Applications are due January 31, 2016. READ MORE ›



Junior ScholarsThe Junior Scholars Program

Each year, 100 youth are selected to participate in a free pre-college black studies program at the Schomburg Center/NYPL. Junior Scholars attend college-style lectures and presentations, engage in dialogue with adult scholars, participate in guided peer group discussions and activities. Deadline for applications is September 30, early submission encouraged.  READ MORE ›

Pre-professionalsBNY Mellon Pre-Professional Development Program

Each fall, spring, and summer, up to eight college and graduate students will be selected to participate  in BNY Mellon Pre-Professional Development Program. The program hires across seven areas: collections, communications and social media, education, executive, library, public programming and special events. READ MORE ›

NEH Summer InstituteSchomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation have created the Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute to encourage minority students and others with an interest in African-American, African, and African Diasporan Studies to pursue graduate degrees in the humanities. Apply starting Sept. 1. READ MORE ›


Teen curatorsTeen Curators

Teen Curators is an after-school arts and history enrichment program admitting 50 high school students each year. As Teen Curators, participants will learn the behind-the-scenes work of collecting, preserving, archiving, and interpreting art. This tuition-free program aims to use arts education to increase the historical and cultural literacy. READ MORE ›



Slavery in New York: A Workshop for Teachers

Graham Hodges, Professor of History at Colgate University and author of Root & Branch: African Americans in New York & East Jersey, 1613-1863, will lead the second annual workshop for teachers offered by the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery on February 1. Workshop is limited to 50 teachers.READ MORE ›

Black History 360Black History 360°

Hundreds of educators and premier scholars from across the country gathered for a spectacular “education vacation” at the Schomburg Center featuring lectures, interactive workshops, curriculum labs, curator talks, and community walks that explored the history and cultures of African-Americans and African peoples throughout the Diaspora. READ MORE ›