Opportunities for Native American Scholars

Keelin Burke's picture
December 15, 2018
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Indigenous Studies, Literature, Native American 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 scholars of American Indian heritage:

  • The Frances C. Allen Fellowship supports women of American Indian heritage. Preference for this award is given to non-tenured women working in any graduate or pre-professional field. This fellowship is open to all fields of study. Recipients are expected to work closely with members of the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies during their residency.
  • The Susan Kelly Power and Helen Hornbeck Tanner Fellowship supports scholars of American Indian heritage. This fellowship is open to all fields of study. Applicants within the Chicago metropolitan area are eligible.

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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