Fellowships | Newberry


Stanley Pargellis and Era Bell Thompson during a fellowship from Newberry Library

Newberry fellowships provide support for 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. The Newberry administers annual competitions for both Long-Term Fellowships of 4 to 12 months and Short-Term Fellowships of 1 to 2 months.

Short-Term Fellowships are primarily intended to assist researchers who need to examine specific items in the Newberry’s collection and are mostly restricted to individuals who live outside the Chicago area. Long-Term Fellowships are generally available without regard to an applicant’s place of residence and are intended to support significant works of scholarship that draw on the strengths of the Newberry’s collection.

The Newberry also offers many special awards and fellowships which carry specific requirements. To learn more about these requirements, please visit How to Apply. Applicants with individual questions regarding eligibility or other matters should read this information carefully before addressing questions to research@newberry.org or (312) 255-3666.

Teacher Programs Fellowships are administered by the department of Professional Development Programs for Teachers. Please visit their page for more information.

Funding for Newberry fellowships is provided by:

Frances C. Allen Fund
American Musicological Society
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
American Society for Environmental History
Anonymous Donors
Associated Colleges of the Midwest / Great Lakes Colleges Association, Inc.
Lester J. Cappon Fund
Jack Conroy Memorial Fund
École Nationale des Chartes
Hanna Gray
David and Celia Hilliard
Arthur and Janet Holzheimer
Institute for the International Education of Students
Lloyd Lewis Memorial Fund
Dr. Audrey Lumsden-Kouvel Fund
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Midwest Modern Language Association
Jack Miller Center
Monticello College Foundation
National Endowment for the Humanities
Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies
Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium
Newberry Library Trustees Fellowship Fund
Northeast Modern Language Association
Northwestern University
Susan Kelly Power and Helen Hornbeck Tanner Fund
The Renaissance Society of America
The John Rylands Library
Sixteenth Century Society and Conference
Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Illinois
John N. Stern Fund
Arthur and Lila Weinberg Fellowship Endowment Fund
Roger W. Weiss and Howard Mayer Brown Fund
Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.