Fellowships and Education at the Schomburg


A woman is sitting at a table looking at photographs. She is writing notes on a piece of paper. Scholars-in-Residence Program
The Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Program offers long-term and short-term fellowships to support scholars and writers working on projects that would benefit from access to the Center's extensive collections of materials related to African diasporic history, politics, literature, and culture. The online application has closed for the 2024-2025 class of fellows.  LEARN MORE.



Group photo of Summer Mellon Institute studentsSchomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute
Thank you for your interest in the Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute. Due to the lack of applications received thus far this year, we will not hold the Institute in summer 2024. 

We will use summer 2024 to prepare for an earlier fellowship posting date (early fall 2024) in preparation for summer 2025.LEARN MORE



Two people are seated at a table looking at archival photographs.The Junior Scholars Program
Online applications are open for the Schomburg Center Junior Scholars Program, a free Saturday in-person program taking place during the academic year. Youth from fifth through 12th grades are eligible to participate. The priority deadline is Sunday, July 28. The final deadline is Wednesday, August 28.LEARN mORE


The New York Public Library

A page with handwriting on a cepia colored page.The New York Public Library offers Short-Term Research Fellowships to support scholars outside the New York metropolitan area, engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research in the arts and humanities. The program support scholars who  would benefit from research conducted on-site at the Schomburg Center, Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, or the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. It draws from collections unique to NYPL. LEARN MORE.