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Fellowships & Institutes


Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers Fellowships

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers is an international fellowship program open to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building—including academics, independent scholars, and creative writers. Read More ›

Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Program

The Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Program offers long-term and short-term fellowships to support scholars and writers whose research would benefit from extended access to the Center's resources. Fellowships allow recipients to spend six months in residence.Read More ›

Lapidus Center Fellowships

The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery—funded by a generous $2.5 million gift from Ruth and Sid Lapidus matched by The New York Public Library—is the only facility of its kind based in a public research library. The Lapidus Center offers long-term and short-term fellowships.Read More ›

Short-Term Research Fellowships

Short-Term Research Fellowships support scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research in the arts and humanities. Read More ›

Fordham-NYPL Research Fellowships in Jewish Studies

Fordham University’s Jewish Studies Program and the New York Public Library are delighted to announce joint short-term and mid-term research fellowships in Jewish Studies for the 2018-2019 academic year. This joint pilot fellowship program is open to scholars in all fields of Jewish Studies from outside the New York City metropolitan area seeking to conduct on-site research in the New York Public Library, especially the Dorot Jewish Division.Read More ›

Dance Research Fellowship

The Jerome Robbins Dance Division is pleased to offer Research Fellowships to support scholars and practitioners engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research. This initiative is made possible through the generosity of the Dance Committee of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division.Read More ›

Martin Duberman Visiting Fellowship

Martin Duberman Visiting Scholars receive $20,000 to support scholarship requiring substantial onsite use of the Library’s premier LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) history collections. Read More ›

RSA-Kress New York Public Library Grant

RSA–Kress New York Public Library Grants support a one-month residence in New York City by a member of the RSA for the purposes of Art History research in the special collections of The New York Public Library. Read More ›

Gilder Lehrman Fellowships in American Civilization

The mission of the Gilder Lehrman Institute is to promote the study of American history, a goal that it serves in part through a scholarly fellowship program for work in four historical archives in New York City, including The New York Public Library. Read More ›

NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers

The Institute will underscore and explain the extraordinary diversity of African American communities that is reflected in contemporary classrooms. It will feature a robust schedule of educational activities and include reading periods for teachers to study, reflect, journal, and create tangible connections to their classroom curriculum work.Read More ›

Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute

The Institute encourages minority students and others with an interest in African-American, African, and African Diasporan studies to pursue PhDs in the humanities.Read More ›

Schomburg Junior Scholars Program

Junior Scholars attend college-style lectures and presentations, engage in dialogue with adult scholars, participate in guided peer group discussions and activities, generate individual research projects and portfolios, and create collaborative media and arts projects that grow from their intensive study based on the Schomburg’s vast collections, exhibitions, and educational resources. Read More ›