New-York Historical Society (N-YHS) - Fellowships

Amount Note:

NEH Fellowships: ten-month residency; stipend of $42,000, plus benefits. Other Fellowships: ten-month residency; stipend of $60,000, plus benefits.

Eligibility Note:

See solicitation for requirements for each fellowship. For the NEH Fellowship: foreign nationals are eligible to apply if they have lived in the United States for at least three years immediately preceding the application deadline. 

The New-York Historical Society offers several long- and short-term fellowships during the academic year. Designed to encourage and promote the use of the institution’s diverse collections of primary and secondary sources, the fellowships are open to scholars at various times during their academic career.

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

One fellowship for the length of a single academic year is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities for the sake of research at the New-York Historical Society. The fellowship is available to individuals who have completed their formal professional training and have a strong record of accomplishment within their field. There is no restriction relating to age or academic status of applicants. Foreign nationals are eligible to apply if they have lived in the United States for at least three years immediately preceding the application deadline. This fellowship will begin September 5, 2018 and will end June 29, 2019. Click here for further information.

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellowships

Offered jointly with the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at the New School, two Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellowships are open to scholars who will have completed their PhD in History or American Studies before the end of the 2017-2018 academic year. Fellows will teach one course per semester at Eugene Lang College in addition to conducting focused research in residence at the New-York Historical Society. The fellowship will begin September 1, 2018 and will end June 29, 2019. Click here for further information.

Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation - Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship

This fellowship will be awarded to an early-career scholar. Research projects should expand public understanding of New York State history and should include research based on the collections and resources of the New-York Historical Society. The fellowship will begin September 5, 2018 and will last through June 29, 2019. Click here for further information.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowships

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship will be awarded to a candidate who has earned their PhD in between 2013 and 2015. Research projects should be based in some way on the collections and resources of the N-YHS. The fellowship will begin September 5, 2018 and will last through June 29, 2019. Click here for further information.

Last Updated On: 2017-10-17

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