Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Program

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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 resources for the study of African diasporic history, politics, literature, and culture.

The Schomburg Center is a world-renowned repository of sources on every facet of the African diasporic experience, with extensive holdings including numerous unique manuscript and archival collections as well as a comprehensive range of publications, photographs, films, audio recordings, and visual art.

Established in 1983, as of September 2021 the Program has provided direct funding support for 261 fellows, and additional residency opportunities for 29 independently funded humanities scholars. The Scholars-in-Residence Program has been made possible by generous support from the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Aaron Diamond Foundation, the Irene Diamond Foundation, the Pitts Family Foundation, the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.