NYPL Short-Term Research Fellowships

Deadline: January 16, 2015

Notification: March 2, 2015

Award Period: June 1, 2015-May 30, 2016

Application Website

The New York Public Library is pleased to offer Short Term Research Fellowships to support scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged 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.  Preference is given to scholars whose work is based on materials in the NYPL research collections, especially when those materials are unique; fellowships are normally not granted to scholars who live within commuting distance of the library.  Each fellow is expected to be in residence at the library for the duration of their fellowship, during the period from June 1, 2015 through May 30, 2016, and each fellow will be expected to produce a written summary of his/her experience working with the collections.  Fellowship stipends are $1,000 per week for a minimum of two and maximum of four weeks.  Please visit http://nypl.org/research-collections for detailed information about the research resources of The New York Public Library.

Application:  Complete applications consist of an abbreviated CV with current contact information, a research project proposal, and preferred dates of residency.  Applications should be no more than five pages in length.  A single letter of recommendation, sent under separate cover, must be submitted also. All materials must be sent to short.term@nypl.org before the January 16, 2015 deadline.

Research project proposals: The research project proposal should include a general description or abstract of the research project, its title and format, i.e. dissertation/book/article. Applicants should identify specific material(s) to be consulted during the desired dates of the fellowship period. Successful proposals will also include an in-depth explanation of how collections existing only at the New York Public Library are essential to the progress and completion of the research project.

Fellowship Announcement. The awarding of the fellowships will be announced by March 2, 2015. Fellowship recipients and their research projects will be acknowledged on The New York Public Library website and in Library publicity.

Residency. Fellows must take up residency between June 1, 2015 and May 30, 2016.  Fellows are expected to be in continuous residence for the duration of the fellowship award period as specified in the proposal.  The maximum proposal length is four weeks.

Fellow’s Report. Each fellow is required to write a brief statement about his or her project and work completed at the Library by the end of the award period.


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