Opportunities for Early Modern Scholars

Keelin Burke's picture
December 15, 2018
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies, European History / Studies, Literature

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 Modern Scholars:

  • The Charles Montgomery Gray Fellowship is available to scholars who demonstrate a specific need for the Newberry’s collection. This fellowship is open to all fields of study, with preference given to projects in the early modern period or Renaissance, as well as in English history, legal history, or European history.
  • The Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies Fellowships support one postdoctoral scholar and one PhD candidate working on a project in medieval, Renaissance, or early modern studies.
  • The Anne Jacobson Schutte Fellowship for Early Modern Studies commemorates Schutte’s renowned scholarship and is available to early-career scholars studying the early modern period (1300-1700) who will make use of the Newberry’s rich holdings in this area. This fellowship is open to all fields of study with preference given to research related to women’s studies, spirituality, or Venice.
  • The Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium Fellowships provides two one-month fellowships to a postdoctoral scholar and a PhD candidate from an institution outside of the Chicago metropolitan area participating in the Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium. Applicants must be working on a project in medieval, Renaissance, or early modern studies. Full-time faculty members, adjunct faculty, librarians, and curators are eligible as postdoctoral scholars; preference will be given to non-tenured faculty.

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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Newberry Institute for Research and Education
The Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610

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