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Short-Term Research Fellowships 2014-2015
The New York Public Library is pleased to offer Short-Term Research Fellowships to support visiting 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 including but not limited to art history, cultural studies, history, literature, performing arts and photography are welcome to apply. These fellowships aim to assist researchers gain access to collection material not readily available elsewhere. Fellowship stipends are $1,000 per week for up to four weeks. Recipients must be in residence at the Library between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents with the legal right to work in the U.S.
Application: Complete applications consist of an abbreviated CV with current contact information, a research project proposal, and preferred dates of residency sent as a single PDF or Word attachment no more than four pages in length. The application and a single letter of recommendation in support of the research project must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before the March 14, 2014 deadline. Successful applications will identify Library material and clearly demonstrate how access will aid the development of a particular project.
Please note: All e-mailed applications and letters of recommendation MUST bear the subject line: Short-Term Fellowship Application.
Receipt of applications will be sent by the March 14, 2014 deadline.
Research project proposals: The research project proposal is to include a general description or abstract of the research project, its title and format, i.e. dissertation/book/article. Applicants should be able to identify specific material(s) to be consulted during the desired dates of the fellowship period .
Fellowship Announcement. The awarding of the fellowships will be announced by May 8, 2014. Fellowship recipients and their research projects will be acknowledged on The New York Public Library website and in Library publicity.
Residency. Fellows must take up residency between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. Fellows are expected to be in continuous residence for the duration of the fellowship award period as specified in the proposal. The preferred fellowship length is four weeks. The expected date of travel should be included on the research project proposal.
Fellow’s Report. Each fellow is required to write a brief statement about his or her project and work completed at the Library by the end of the award period.