The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers is an international fellowship program open to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building—including academics, independent scholars, and creative writers (novelists, playwrights, poets). Read More ›
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.Read More ›
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.
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The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery—funded by a generous $2.5 million gift from Ruth and Sid Lapidus matched by The New York Public Library—is the only facility of its kind based in a public research library.The gift also includes 400 rare items of printed material, making the Schomburg Center home to one of the world’s premier collections of slavery material. The Lapidus Center offers long-term and short-term fellowships.Read More ›
The Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute encourages minority students and others with an interest in African-American , African, and African Diasporan Studies to pursue graduate degrees, especially PhDs, in the humanities. The Institute, with the help of renowned scholars, will develop and nurture the students’ interest and provide them with the requisite intellectual challenges and orientations needed to pursue humanities careers.Read More ›
Each year, The New York Public Library selects a Martin Duberman Visiting Scholar, who receives $15,000 to support scholarship requiring substantial onsite use of the Library’s premier LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) history collections. The funding is to support travel to New York City and related expenses supporting their research. Read More ›
The RSA–Kress New York Public Library Grant supports a one-month residence in New York City by a member of the RSA for the purposes of Art History research in the Special Collections of The New York Public Library. For more information, visit the RSA website.
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The mission of the Gilder Lehrman Institute is to promote the study of American history, a goal that it serves in part through a scholarly fellowship program for work in four historical archives in New York City, including The New York Public Library. Read More ›
Each year, one hundred youth are selected to participate in a uniquely designed 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, generate individual research projects and portfolios, and create collaborative media and arts projects that grow from their intensive study based on the Schomburg’s vast collections, exhibitions, and educational resources. The program begins on October 24, 2015 and culminates on May 14, Read More ›