Lapidus Center Fellowships
The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery is pleased to offer two long-term fellowships to assist scholars whose research on transatlantic slavery can benefit from extended access to the Schomburg Center's resources. These fellowships will allow recipients to spend six months in residence with an office, a computer, and full access to physical and electronic resources at the Schomburg Center and other research units of The New York Public Library.
The Lapidus residency program is designed to (1) encourage research and writing on the slave trade, slavery, and anti-slavery in the Atlantic world, (2) to promote and facilitate interaction among the participants including fellows funded by other sources, and (3) to facilitate the dissemination of the researchers' findings through lectures, publications, and the ongoing Schomburg Center Colloquium and Seminar Series. Applicants must indicate in their proposal how they propose to use the resources of the Schomburg Center as well as those of other research units of The New York Public Library to further their research.
The Fellowship Program is open to post-doctoral scholars studying the slave trade, slavery, and anti-slavery in the Atlantic World.
Only U.S. citizens, permanent residents and foreign nationals who have been resident in the United States for the three years as of December 1 may apply.
Stipends and residency
Fellowships are awarded with a stipend of $30,000. Fellows are expected to be in continuous residence at the Schomburg Center and to participate in the intellectual life of the program. They must be devoted full time to their research projects and may not be employed during the period except sabbaticals from their own institutions.
They may supplement their stipends with support from their own institution or small outside grants if the requisite approval is received from the Schomburg Center.
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These three-month fellowships aim to assist researchers from outside of the New York metropolitan area gain access to collection material at the Schomburg Center not readily available elsewhere. Fellowships are awarded for continuous periods of up to three months at the Center with a stipend of $2,000/month.
The Fellowship Program is open to doctoral students, post-doctoral scholars, independent researchers, and artists studying the slave trade, slavery, abolition, and anti-slavery in the Atlantic World.
Only US citizens, permanent residents and foreign nationals who have been resident in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline may apply.
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