Newberry Library Short Term Fellowships

The Newberry Library begins to accept applications for short-term fellowships on September 1, 2013. Applications must be received electronically by January 15, 2014, 11:59 pm C.S.T. This includes the applicant’s own materials and all letters of reference. See

Among the fellowships, these may be of especial interest to the UNM-NCAIS members:

Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies (NCAIS) Graduate Student Fellowships

This fellowship supports PhD candidates at institutions participating in the consortium. 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. The fellowships offer support for one to two months of dissertation research and carry stipends of $2,500 per month. Awards may be used to fund research at the Newberry, or at other libraries, archives, and in the field.

Frances C. Allen Fellowship

This fellowship is for women of American Indian heritage. While candidates for this award may be working in any graduate or pre-professional field, the particular goal of the Allen Fellowship is to encourage American Indian women in their studies of any field related to the Newberry’s collection. Allen fellows are expected to spend a significant part of their tenure in residence at the Newberry’s D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies. The tenure of the fellowship is from one month to one year; the standard award is $2,000 per month; supplemental funding may also be available on a case by case basis. Please note: applicants for the Allen Fellowship must fill out a supplementary form in addition to the Information webform. See

Susan Kelly Power and Helen Hornbeck Tanner Fellowship

This fellowship for PhD candidates and postdoctoral scholars of American Indian heritage supports one or two months of residential research in any field in the humanities using the Newberry collection. Applicants for this fellowship need not be from outside the Chicago area. Please note: applicants for this fellowship must fill out a supplementary form in addition to the Information webform.