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Martin Duberman Visiting Fellowship


Each year, The New York Public Library provides stipends for up to two Martin Duberman Visiting Scholars. The stipends support travel to New York City and related expenses to do research in the Library’s premier LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) history collections. The travel grants awarded range from $1,000 to $8,500. The program is limited to emerging scholars—those without permanent academic appointments—or those who are unaffiliated with an academic institution. Recipients must supply a written summary of their findings upon completion of their work. Interested applicants should send a 3–5 page research proposal specifying the relevant collections at the Library for their project, a draft budget and itinerary for their planned trip, a CV, and an appropriate letter of recommendation. Applications should be emailed to as one unified pdf document. Letters of recommendation can be mailed separately. Applications must be received by May 15th. Notice of awards will be sent beginning June 10th. 

The Martin Duberman Visiting Scholars are funded by the generous support of Martin Duberman and Eli Zal.
If you have any questions about the program or the Library’s collections, please contact Jason Baumann, Coordinator of Collection Assessment, Humanities, and LGBT Collections,


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