Scholars-in-Residence Fellowship Program, USA

The New York Public Library is currently accepting applications for the Scholars-in-Residence Fellowship Program. The program is exclusively open to scholars who are studying the history, literature, culture of African’s people and professionals in fields related to the Schomburg Center’s collections and program activities. Winners will receive benefits up to $35,000. The deadline is 1 December every year.

Fellowship Description
The New York Public Library is announcing the Scholars-in-Residence Fellowship Program. The program is open to scholars who are studying the history, literature, culture of African’s people and professionals in fields related to the Schomburg Center’s collections and program activities. The program’s purpose is to facilitate the dissemination of the researchers’ findings through lectures, publications, and the ongoing Schomburg Center Colloquium and Seminar Series.

Award Value
Fellowships are awarded for continuous periods of six months at the Schomburg Center with maximum stipends of $35,000.

Level and Area of Studies
Postdoctoral in the field of history, literature, culture of African’s people.

Place of Study
In the United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Only U.S citizens, permanent residents and foreign nationals who have been resident in the United States for the three years by December 1 may apply.
  • Those scholars who studying the history, literature, cultures of the peoples of Africa and African descent from a humanistic perspective and to professionals in fields related to the Schomburg Center’s collections and program activities.
  • Projects in the social sciences, science and technology, psychology, education, and religion are eligible if they utilize a humanistic approach and contribute to humanistic knowledge.
  • Creative writing (works of poetry and fiction) and projects that result in a performance are not eligible.
  • Persons seeking support for research leading to degrees are not eligible for this program.

Applicants’ Nationality
Only U.S. citizens are invited to apply.

Application Instruction
The application package must be consisting the materials as follow:

  • The Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Application
  • A 1500 word description of the proposed study
  • Curriculum vitae (limit to 3 pages)
  • Three letters of reference

Submission Deadline
1 December each year.

Website and Application Link