Long-Term Fellowships

Fellows' Seminar.
A Fellows' Seminar at The Newberry.

Long-term fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars who want to be in residence at the Newberry for periods of four to twelve months. Unless otherwise noted, applicants for postdoctoral awards must hold a PhD at the time of application. These grants support individual research and promote serious intellectual exchange through active participation in the Newberry’s scholarly activities, including a biweekly fellows’ seminar.

The stipends for these fellowships are $4,200 per month; awardees must indicate in their applications how many months they intend to be in residence at the Newberry. Applicants may combine these fellowship awards with sabbatical or other stipendiary support. Scholars may apply for any of the long-term fellowships using the same application. Each fellowship has specific eligibility requirements. Preference is given to applicants who have not held major fellowships for three years preceding the proposed period of residency. Please read the individual descriptions carefully to determine eligibility and refer to Eligibility and Application Information. Applications which do not meet the eligibility requirements for at least one of these awards will not be considered.

The Long-term Fellowship competition is now closed for the 2014-2015 academic year. We will begin accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year on September 1, 2014. Please check back at that time for further details.

List of Long-Term Fellowships

ACLS/Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars

Application deadline for the 2015-2016 academic year: TBD. The American Council of Learned Societies offers fellowships supporting advanced scholarly work in the humanities at one of its participating national residential research centers, which includes the Newberry. Stipend is $75,000 for one academic year (nine months). Applicants must apply directly to the American Council of Learned Societies.

ACM/GLCA Faculty Fellowships

This fellowship supports faculty from the colleges of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest and the Great Lakes Colleges Association, Inc. Fellows teach a small group of select undergraduate students in an advanced research seminar. Applicants can come from any of the colleges in ACM or GLCA, from any discipline. For more information, visit the Associated Colleges of the Midwest’s call for proposals. Potential applicants should contact Joan Gillespie at the ACM at jgillespie@acm.edu or by phone at (312) 263-5000.

École Nationale des Chartes Exchange Fellowship

This fellowship covers auditor tuition and a portion of living expenses, for up to one term, for an American or Canadian graduate student in a PhD program to study at the École Nationale des Chartes in Paris. Preference will be given to students attending member institutions of the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium. It is strongly recommended that the recipient be in residence at the École during the fall semester. Applications are especially encouraged from students who are in the early stage of their dissertation work. The applicant’s Project Abstract and Project Description should provide specifics about a need for the training available at the École des Chartes and how it will contribute to their dissertation or future projects. Please note that this award is governed by different eligibility and selection criteria than the other long-term fellowships.

Lloyd Lewis Fellowship in American History

This fellowship supports postdoctoral scholars pursuing projects in any area of American history appropriate to the Newberry’s collection. Applicants must request at least four and no more than twelve months of support.

Audrey Lumsden-Kouvel Fellowship

This fellowship is for postdoctoral scholars who wish to use the Newberry’s extensive holdings in late medieval and early modern history and literature. Preference will be given to projects focusing on Romance cultures, including work that draws on sources from the colonial Americas. Topics in Portuguese, Spanish, and Latin American studies are especially welcome, as are translation projects. Recent recipients of the PhD are encouraged to apply. Applicants must request at least four and no more than six months of support.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship

This fellowship supports postdoctoral scholars in any field appropriate to the Newberry’s collection. Applicants must request at least four and no more than twelve months of support.

Monticello College Foundation Fellowship for Women

This fellowship is designed for a postdoctoral woman at an early stage (pre-tenure) of her academic career, whose work gives clear promise of scholarly productivity and who would benefit significantly from research, writing, and participation in the intellectual life of the Newberry. The applicant’s topic must be related to the Newberry’s collection. Preference will be given to proposals particularly concerned with the study of women. Applicants must request at least four and no more than six months of support.

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowships

This fellowship supports postdoctoral scholars in any field appropriate to the Newberry’s collection. Applicants must be United States citizens or foreign nationals with three continuous years’ residence. Applicants must request at least four and no more than twelve months of support.

Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies (NCAIS) Faculty Fellowship

This fellowship is designed for faculty members at institutions participating in the consortium. Preference is given to scholars at an early career stage. Applicants must request at least four and no more than six months of support.

Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar (NLUS) Faculty Fellowship

This fellowship supports professors from DePaul University, Loyola University Chicago, Roosevelt University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago who are selected to teach a semester-long undergraduate seminar at the Newberry. For complete information on this program, please see Teaching Opportunities.

Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel Fellowship

Application deadline for the 2015-2016 academic year: December 1, 2014 for linked long-term fellowship; January 15, 2015 for linked short-term fellowship. Applicants for long- and short-term fellowships at the Newberry may also ask to be considered for this joint fellowship providing an additional two-month fellowship in Wolfenbüttel, Germany. The proposed project must link the collections of both libraries; applicants should plan to hold both fellowships sequentially to ensure continuity of research. Applicants must follow the general guidelines listed on Apply for Fellowships. Project Descriptions must describe the materials to be consulted at both the Newberry and the Herzog August Bibliothek. The award will pay 1,050 EUR per month plus up to 600 EUR for travel expenses. For more information, see Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel.