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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 long-term and short-term fellowships to researchers working on the slave trade, slavery, and anti-slavery. The application process opens September 1. Deadline is December 31. READ MORE ›

Scholars in ResidenceScholars-in-Residence Program

The Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Program offers long-term and short-term fellowships to support scholars and writers working on projects that would benefit from access to the Center's extensive collections of materials related to African diasporic history, politics, literature, and culture. The application process opens September 1. Deadline is December 1.READ MORE ›

Short-term fellowshipsShort-Term Research Fellowships

Scholars from outside New York 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. 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 Program

Each fall, spring, and summer, up to eight college and graduate students are selected to participate in the BNY Mellon Pre-Professional 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 PhDs in the humanities. Deadline January 10. READ MORE ›

Teen curatorsTeen Curators

Teen Curators is an after-school arts and history enrichment program admitting 30 high school students each year. As Teen Curators, participants 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 ›