Opportunities for Early American Historians

Keelin Burke's picture
December 15, 2016
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies

The Newberry Library's long-standing fellowship program provides outstanding scholars with the time, space, and community required to pursue innovative and ground-breaking scholarship. In addition to the Library’s collections, fellows are supported by a collegial interdisciplinary community of researchers, curators, and librarians. An array of scholarly and public programs also contributes to an engaging intellectual environment.

The following short-term fellowships are intended to support Early American Historians:

  • Newberry Library-Jack Miller Center Fellowship, which is intended to is intended to advance scholarship in those fields of study that will contribute to a deeper understanding of America’s founding principles and history and wider traditions that influenced its development.
  • Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Illinois Fellowship, which is intended to support projects that are related to early American or Trans-Atlantic History.

Short-Term Fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars, PhD candidates, and those who hold other terminal degrees. Short-Term Fellowships are generally awarded for 1 to 2 months; unless otherwise noted the stipend is $2,500 per month. These fellowships support individual scholarly research for those who have a specific need for the Newberry's collection and are mainly restricted to individuals who live and work outside of the Chicago metropolitan area. The deadline for short-term opportunities is December 15.

Many of the Newberry's fellowship opportunities have specific eligibility requirements; in order to learn more about these requisites, as well as application guidelines and additional fellowship opportunities, please visit our website. Questions should be addressed to research@newberry.org.

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Office of Research and Academic Programs
The Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610

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