The Newberry is now accepting fellowship applications for the 2017-18 academic year!
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 fellowships are intended to support graduate students and faculty members from NCAIS member institutions:

Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Long-Term Faculty Fellowship, which offers four to six months of support for a scholar to work in residence at the Newberry on a project relating to American Indian Studies; Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Short-Term Faculty Fellowship, which supports one month in residence for work in the Newberry’s collections; Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Short-Term Graduate Student Fellowships, available to PhD candidates for travel-to-collections grants at the Newberry or other research venues. Fellowship recipients are expected to present their research at the consortium’s annual graduate student conference or at a Newberry-sponsored seminar in American Indian and Indigenous Studies.

To learn more about eligibility requirements, application guidelines, and additional fellowship opportunities at the Newberry, please visit our website. Questions should be addressed to research@newberry.org.

Long-Term Fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars for continuous residence at the Newberry for periods of 4 to 12 months; the stipend is $4,200 per month. Applicants must hold a PhD by the application deadline in order to be eligible. Long-Term Fellowships are intended to support individual scholarly research and promote serious intellectual exchange through active participation in the fellowship program. The deadline for long-term fellowships is November 15.

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.

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