Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Program

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September 1, 2015 to December 1, 2015
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, African History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Literature, Religious Studies and Theology

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, one of The New York Public Library’s four research centers, is now accepting applications for its Scholars-in-Residence Program for the academic year of 2016–2017.

The Fellowship Program encompasses projects in African, Afro-American, and Afro-Caribbean history and culture, with an emphasis on African diaspora studies and biography, social history, and African- American Culture. (Please visit our website at for information on the Center’s holdings.)


Fellowships funded by the Program will allow recipi­ents to spend six months in residence with access to resources at both the Schomburg Center and The New York Public Library. The fellowship stipend is $30,000 for six months. This program is made possible in part through grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ford Founda­tion, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation.


Fellows are required to be in full-time residence at the Center during the award period. They are expected to utilize the Center’s resources exten­sively, participate in scheduled seminars, colloquia, and luncheons, review and critique papers pre­sented at these forums, and prepare a report on work accomplished during their residency. Persons seeking support for research leading to degrees are not eligible under this program. Candidates for advanced degrees must have received the degree or completed all requirements for it by the application deadline. Foreign nationals are not eligible unless they will have resided in the United States for three years immediately preceding the award date.



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Scholars-in-Residence Program

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Telephone: 212-491-2228


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