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The New York Public Library is pleased to offer short-term research fellowships to support graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent researchers. Individuals needing to conduct on-site research in the Library’s special collections to support projects in the humanities, business, and the fine and performing arts are encouraged to apply.
Fellowship stipends are $1,000 per week for a minimum of two and maximum of four weeks. Each fellow is expected to be in residence at the Library for the duration of their fellowship and to write a blog post for nypl.org about their work with the Library's collections.
The Manuscripts and Archives Division of The New York Public Library holds over 29,000 linear feet of material in over 5,500 collections, with strengths in the papers and records of individuals, families, and organizations, primarily from the New York region. These collections support research in the political, economic, social, and cultural history of New York and the United States.
The Rare Book Collection contains over 350,000 printed volumes, pamphlets, broadsides, and newspapers, in addition to thousands of pieces of ephemera. It is especially rich in fifteenth century printing, Americana, voyages and travels, early Bibles, and literature.
Visit https://www.nypl.org/research-divisions/ for more information about these and other divisions available for fellowship research.
Detailed program information can be found at https://www.nypl.org/help/about-nypl/fellowships-institutes/short-term-research-fellowships, and Library holdings can be explored at catalog.nypl.org and archives.nypl.org.
To apply, submit an online application at https://fellowships.nypl.org/home. Fellowships are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and foreign nationals who have been resident in the United States for the three years as of January 31, 2018. Fellows must reside outside the New York metropolitan area.
Application Deadline: February 15, 2018
Notification Date: March 31, 2018
Fellowship Period: June 1, 2018 - May 30, 2019
Meredith Mann | The New York Public Library
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