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Martin Duberman Visiting Scholars



The New York Public Library LGBT Visiting Scholars Program
Martin Duberman Visiting Scholars

Each year, The New York Public Library provides stipends for up to three 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 sent to Jason Baumann, The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018. Applications must be received by March 1. Notice of awards will be sent beginning March 31. 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 and LGBT Collections at


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Dear Dr. Baumann, I'm

Dear Dr. Baumann, I'm planning to apply for the Martin Duberman Visiting Scholars Fellowship and I wondered if you could clarify the guidelines for the letter of recommendation. Are these letters due March 1 along with the rest of the application material? I have worked quite extensively with a professor from Kings College London and I wanted to ask him to write a letter of recommendation on my behalf. Given that he is an ocean away, however, I am concerned that his letter might not meet the March 1 deadline even if he mailed the letter early next week. Is there any way for him to email you the letter of recommendation directly? If not, are there any other options available? Thanks for your help. My best, David Palmer Ph.D. Candidate, History University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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