Fellowships & Institutes

Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers Fellowships

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers is an international fellowship program open to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building—including academics, independent scholars, and creative writers. Read More ›

Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Program

The Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Program offers long-term and short-term fellowships to support scholars and writers whose research would benefit from extended access to the Center's resources. Fellowships allow recipients to spend six months in residence.Read More ›

Lapidus Center Fellowships

The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery—funded by a generous $2.5 million gift from Ruth and Sid Lapidus matched by The New York Public Library—is the only facility of its kind based in a public research library. The Lapidus Center offers long-term and short-term fellowships.Read More ›

NEH Long-Term Fellowships

The New York Public Library is pleased to offer National Endowment for the Humanities Long-Term Fellowships to support advanced research at the Center for Research in the Humanities, located in the Library’s flagship Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.Read More ›

Short-Term Research Fellowships

Short-Term Research Fellowships support scholars, based outside the New York metropolitan area, engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research in the arts and humanities. Read More ›

Fordham-NYPL Research Fellowships in Jewish Studies

Fordham University’s Jewish Studies Program and The New York Public Library are delighted to announce joint short-term and mid-term research fellowships in Jewish Studies for the 2021-2022 academic year. This joint fellowship program is open to scholars in all fields of Jewish Studies from outside the New York City metropolitan area seeking to conduct on-site research in The New York Public Library, especially the Dorot Jewish Division.Read More ›

Noël Coward Fellowship

This fellowship will support a scholar working on a project related to Coward or his work, over the period of a year. Read More ›

Dance Research Fellowship

The Jerome Robbins Dance Division is pleased to offer Research Fellowships to support scholars and practitioners engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research. The 2022-23 Dance Research Fellowship and Symposium is generously supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.Read More ›

Theatre and Technology Fellowship

This fellowship will support a scholar working on a project that examines technologies documented in our collection, or using innovative technologies to study theatre history. Read More ›

Diamonstein-Spielvogel Fellowship Program

The New York Public Library is pleased to offer the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Fellowship Program, established with the generous support of the Diamonstein-Spielvogel foundation, to support advanced research at the Center for Research in the Humanities, located in the Library’s flagship Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Read More ›

Martin Duberman Visiting Fellowship

RSA-Kress New York Public Library Grant

RSA–Kress New York Public Library Grants support a one-month residence in New York City by a member of the RSA for the purposes of Art History research in the special collections of The New York Public Library. Read More ›

Gilder Lehrman Fellowships in American Civilization

The mission of the Gilder Lehrman Institute is to promote the study of American history, a goal that it serves in part through a scholarly fellowship program for work in four historical archives in New York City, including The New York Public Library. Read More ›

Picture Collection Artist Fellowship

The New York Public Library’s Picture Collection, part of the Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, is pleased to offer the Picture Collection Artist Fellowship to support artists or scholars engaged in the research, development, and/or execution of a new creative or scholarly work based on the Collection’s holdings.Read More ›

NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers

Drawing on the rich resources of the Schomburg Center, the Harlem community, and new scholarship, this two-week virtual institute expands the typical Civil Rights Movement narrative by focusing on struggles for educational opportunities in Harlem. From the perspective of these events, a new story emerges: a movement often led by women; a movement employing a wider range of political frameworks -- including, but not limited to integrationism -- in the struggle for access to and equity in schooling; a movement as strongly situated in the North as in the South; and a movement that sought rich Read More ›

Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute

The Institute encourages underrepresented students and others with an interest in African-American, African, and African Diasporan studies to pursue PhD programs in the humanities.Read More ›

Schomburg Junior Scholars Program

Junior Scholars attend college-style lectures and presentations, engage in dialogue with adult scholars, participate in guided peer group discussions and activities, generate individual research projects and portfolios, and create collaborative media and arts projects that grow from their intensive study based on the Schomburg’s vast collections, exhibitions, and educational resources. Read More ›