Newberry Library Fellowships in the Humanities 2014-15
Newberry fellowships provide assistance to researchers who wish to use our collection. We promise you intriguing and often rare materials; a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations on your research with staff curators, librarians, and other scholars; and an array of both scholarly and public programs.
Applicants may apply for both long- and short- term fellowships within one academic year.
We begin accepting applications September 1, 2013.
For more information, visit our website: www.newberry.org/fellowships
- An applicant must hold a PhD at the time of application to be eligible for a long-term fellowship.
- These fellowships support serious intellectual exchange though active study and participation in the Newberry’s activities, including regular seminars for discussion of scholarly research.
- Long-term fellowships range from 4-12 months, with stipends of $4,200 per month.
- For more information, including a list of available long-term fellowships, visit our website atwww.newberry.org/long-term-fellowships
- Application deadline: December 1, 2013
NCAIS Faculty Fellowship
This fellowship will provide support for one semester in residence at the Newberry for a consortium faculty member at institutions participating in the Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies (NCAIS). Preference is given to scholars at an early career stage. Fellows will work on a project in American Indian Studies requiring research in the Newberry’s collections. The NCAIS Faculty Fellow will receive a research carrel and be accorded the same privileges as other Newberry long-term fellows. The Faculty Fellow will present research, participate in both the McNickle Center Seminar in American Indian and Indigenous Studies and the Newberry Library Fellows’ Seminar, and be available to NCAIS Graduate Student Fellows for consultation.
- PhD candidates and postdoctoral scholars are eligible for short-term fellowships. Most fellowships are restricted to scholars who live and work outside the Chicago area.
- Short-term fellowships are generally awarded for a single month in residence, with stipends of $2,000-$2,500 per month.
- For more information, including a list of available short-term fellowships, visit our website atwww.newberry.org/short-term-fellowships
- Application deadline: January 15, 2014
- All applicants are strongly encouraged to consult the Newberry’s online catalog and collection guides before applying: www.newberry.org/catalogs-and-guides
Frances C. Allen Fellowship for women of American Indian Heritage
This fellowship is open to scholars in any graduate or pre-professional field. Established in 1980, the particular goal of this fellowship is to encourage American Indian women in their studies of any field related to the Newberry’s collection. Fellowship tenure ranges, with a stipend of $2,000 per month. We do not arrange housing for out-of-town fellows; our website offers links to local housing options.
Susan Kelly Power and Helen Hornbeck Tanner Fellowship
This fellowship is open to PhD candidates and post-doctoral scholars of American Indian heritage. It supports residential research in any field in the humanities using the Newberry collection. Fellowship tenure is from 1-2 months, with a stipend of $2,000. We do not arrange housing for out-of-town fellows; our website offers links to local housing options.
Graduate Student Fellowships
These fellowships offer support for between one and two months of dissertation research and carry stipends for doctoral candidates at institutions participating in the Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies (NCAIS). Graduate Fellows will be offered individual research space at the Newberry and accorded the same privileges as other Newberry short-term fellows. Awards may also be used to fund research in other libraries, archives, or in the field. 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.