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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 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 ›

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 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 PhDs in the humanities. Deadline January 10, 2017. 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 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 ›



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 ›


Schomburg's Black Comic Book Festival

Join our 5th annual program, which has expanded to two days! New offers are available for comic fans of all ages, such as a limited edition 5th anniversary program book, festival t-shirts, and the opportunity to donate samples of your comics to the Schomburg Library’s Comic Book Archive! READ MORE ›