Short-Term Fellowships

Tony Burroughs, 2018-19 Arthur and Lila Weinberg Fellow, does research using the Newberry's genealogy collections.

General Fellowships

Supporting scholars who demonstrate a specific need for the Newberry collection.

Stipend: $3,000/month

Length: 1 month

Who can apply: Scholars working in any field. Graduate student applicants must be ABD by the application deadline.

Deadline: December 15

How to Apply

Supporting scholars who demonstrate a specific need for the Newberry collection.

Stipend: $3,000/month

Length: 1 month

Who can apply: Scholars working in any field. Graduate student applicants must be ABD by the application deadline.

Deadline: December 15

How to Apply

The John S. Aubrey Fellowship

Supporting scholars who demonstrate a specific need for the Newberry collection.

Stipend: $3,000/month

Length: 1 month

Who can apply: Scholars working in any field. Graduate student applicants must be ABD by the application deadline.

Deadline: December 15

How to Apply

Newberry-ACM Fellowships are open to all qualified candidates, while encouraging applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, first generation college students, and individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college.

Stipend: $3,000/month

Length: 1 month

Who can apply: Tenure-track or tenured faculty members from ACM-member institutions who demonstrate a specific need for the Newberry’s collection.

Deadline: December 15

How to Apply

Topic-Specific Fellowships

Supporting scholars who wish to study the period between 1660 and 1815 and demonstrate a specific need for the Newberry’s collection.

Stipend: $3,000/month

Length: 1 month

Who can apply: Applicants must be members of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies at the time of the application and through the period of the fellowship.

Deadline: December 15

How to Apply

Supporting scholars who demonstrate a specific need for the Newberry collection. This fellowship is open to all fields of study, with preference given to projects in the early modern period or Renaissance, as well as in English history, legal history, or European history.

Stipend: $3,000/month

Length: 1 month

Who can apply: Graduate student applicants must be ABD by the application deadline.

Deadline: December 15

How to Apply

Supporting scholars working on projects related to American History who demonstrate a specific need for the Newberry’s collection.

Stipend: $3,000/month

Length: 1 month

Who can apply: Graduate student applicants must be ABD by the application deadline.

Deadline: December 15

How to Apply

Supporting scholars working on projects related to the history of cartography or projects focusing on cartographic materials in the Newberry’s collection.

Stipend: $3,000/month

Length: 1 month

Who can apply: Graduate student applicants must be ABD by the application deadline.

Deadline: December 15

How to Apply

Supporting scholars working on projects in literary and cultural criticism.

Stipend: $3,000/month

Length: 1 month

Who can apply: Applicants must be members of the Midwest Modern Language Association at the time of the application and through the period of the fellowship.

Deadline: December 15

How to Apply

Supporting scholars working in environmental history who demonstrate a specific need for the Newberry collection.

Stipend: $3,000/month

Length: 1 month

Who can apply: Applicants must be members of the American Society for Environmental History at the time of the application and through the period of the fellowship.

Deadline: December 15

How to Apply

Supporting one postdoctoral scholar and one PhD candidate working on a project in medieval, Renaissance, or early modern studies.

Stipend: $3,000/month

Length: 1 month

Who can apply: Postdoctoral scholars and PhD candidates. Graduate student applicants must be ABD by the application deadline.

Deadline: December 15

How to Apply

Supporting scholars whose projects advance scholarship in fields of study that will contribute to a deeper understanding of America’s founding principles, history, and wider traditions that influenced its development.

Stipend: $3,000/month

Length: 1 month

Who can apply: Graduate student applicants must be ABD by the application deadline.

Deadline: December 15

How to Apply

This fellowship commemorates Schutte’s renowned scholarship and is available to early-career scholars studying the early modern period (1300-1700).

Stipend: $3,000/month

Length: 1 month

Who can apply: Early career scholars in all fields of study with preference given to research related to women’s studies, spirituality, or Venice. Graduate student applicants must be ABD by the application deadline.

Deadline: December 15

How to Apply

Supporting scholars whose project is related to early American or Transatlantic history.

Stipend: $3,000/month

Length: 1 month

Who can apply: Graduate student applicants must be ABD by the application deadline.

Deadline: December 15

How to Apply

Fellowships for Scholars of North American Indian Heritage

Supporting women of American Indian heritage. Preference for this award is given to non-tenured women working in any graduate or pre-professional field. Scholars working in all fields are welcome to apply.

Stipend: $3,000/month

Length: 1 - 2 months

Who can apply: Women of American Indian heritage. Graduate student applicants must be ABD by the application deadline.

Deadline: December 15

How to Apply

Supporting scholars of American Indian heritage. Scholars working in all fields are welcome to apply.

Stipend: $3,000/month

Length: 1 month

Who can apply: Scholars of American Indian heritage. Graduate student applicants must be ABD by the application deadline.

Deadline: December 15

How to Apply

Fellowships for Writers, Artists, and Other Humanists

Offering one month of support for a person working in the visual and performing arts who wishes to advance their artistic practice through the use of the Newberry collection.

Stipend: $3,000/month

Length: 1 month

Who can apply: Artists and performers including (but not limited to) painters, sculptors, choreographers, dramaturgs, creative writers, composers, and others in artistic fields. Those working in traditional academic settings are not eligible.

Deadline: December 15

How to Apply

This fellowship is for writers, journalists, filmmakers, visual and performing artists, and other humanists who wish to use the Newberry’s collection to further their creative work. Preference is given to individuals working on projects that focus on social justice or reform.

Stipend: $3,000/month

Length: 1 month

Who can apply: Applicants must be individuals working outside of traditional academic settings.

Deadline: December 15

How to Apply

Offering one month of support for a person working in the area of historical fiction. We encourage applications relating to a wide range of historical fiction including novels, short stories, plays and theatrical works, or poetry.

Stipend: $3,000/month

Length: 1 month

Who can apply: Writers of historical fiction working outside a traditional academic setting.

Deadline: December 15

Consortium Member Fellowships

Providing one month of support for a project in American Indian studies.

Stipend: $5,000/month

Length: 1 month

Who can apply: Faculty members from an institution participating in the Newberry Consortium in American Indian and Indigenous Studies.

Deadline: December 15

How to Apply

Providing one to two months of support to graduate students working on projects related to American Indian studies. NCAIS Graduate Student Fellowships may be used to fund research at the Newberry and/or other institutions..

Stipend: $3,000/month

Length: 1 - 2 months

Who can apply: Graduate students from institutions participating in the Newberry Consortium in American Indian and Indigenous Studies.

Deadline: December 15

How to Apply

Supporting one postdoctoral scholar and one PhD candidate who are working on projects in medieval, Renaissance, or early modern studies.

Stipend: $3,000/month

Length: 1 month

Who can apply: Postdoctoral scholars and PhD candidates from institutions participating in the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium. Full-time faculty members, adjunct faculty, librarians, and curators are eligible as postdoctoral scholars. Graduate student applicants must be ABD by the application deadline.

Deadline: December 15

How to Apply

Other Fellowships

This fellowship supports research projects that make use of collections in any department in the British Library and those at the Newberry. The fellowship supports at least four weeks of research between both the British Library and the Newberry, with at least one week of research time at each institution. A projected schedule of study must be outlined as part of the application. Applicants must propose a research project that makes equal use of primary source material found in any collection of the British Library as well as in the Newberry.

Stipend: $5,000

Length: 1 month

Who can apply: Scholars working in any field. Graduate student applicants must be ABD by the application deadline. Preference is given to graduate students, recent PhDs, early career scholars, adjunct faculty, independent scholars, librarians, or curatorial staff who otherwise do not have access to departmental research funds.

Deadline: December 15

How to Apply

Supporting researchers working on historical editing projects in preparation of a scholarly edition.

Stipend: $3,000/month

Length: 1 - 2 months

Who can apply: Postdoctoral scholars.

Deadline: December 15

How to Apply

Supporting researchers using the Rudolph Ganz Papers and other late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century materials related to Chicago music in that period. Ganz’s papers include musical compositions of the world-renowned concert pianist, composer, conductor, and educator, as well as articles, speeches, lectures and essays by him, and two recordings.

Stipend: $3,000/month

Length: 1 month

Who can apply: Scholars working in any field. Graduate student applicants must be ABD by the application deadline.

Deadline: December 15

How to Apply

This fellowship adds one additional month of support to a long-term fellowship for research at the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, Germany. The proposed project must describe the materials to be consulted at both the Newberry Library and the Herzog August Bibliothek. The recipient should plan to visit the libraries sequentially to ensure continuity of research.

Stipend: $3,000 from the Newberry plus up to $500 for travel expenses and one month of funding provided by the Herzog August Bibliothek: 1,800 EUR plus up to 650 EUR for travel expenses.

Length: 2 months (1 month at the Newberry, 1 month at the Herzog August Bibliothek)

Who can apply: Scholars working in any field. Graduate student applicants must be ABD by the application deadline.

Deadline: December 15

How to Apply

Providing one month of support for faculty from any IES center.

Stipend: $1,200/month

Length: 1 month

Who can apply: Postdoctoral scholars living outside the Chicago area.

Deadline: December 15

How to Apply

This fellowship enables a qualified Northwestern University PhD English candidate to spend one quarter conducting research full time at the Newberry. Recipients are expected to present their research at a Newberry Colloquium, a chapter of their dissertation at a Fellows’ Seminar, and participate in the scholarly community during their residency.

Stipend: Equivalent to a Northwestern University Fellowship stipend; tuition will be provided for the quarter.

Length: 1 quarter

Who can apply: PhD candidates in English at Northwestern University.

Deadline: December 15

How to Apply

This fellowship allows one PhD candidate to spend a semester abroad at the École Nationale des Chartes in Paris and one affiliate of the École Nationale des Chartes to travel to Chicago to conduct research at the Newberry.

Who can apply to study at the École: To be eligible to study at the École, applicants must be PhD candidates from a U.S. or Canadian university who have achieved ABD status by the application deadline. The fellowship covers auditor tuition and a portion of living expenses (up to one term) in Paris for a period of three months.

Who can apply to study at the Newberry: Students, faculty members, and alumni of the École Nationale des Chartes are eligible to apply for the exchange program to conduct research at the Newberry. If selected by the École Nationale des Chartes, the recipient is required to submit an abstract, project description, and CV in English to the Newberry. The Newberry will provide a stipend of $2,500.

How to apply: Applications to study at the École must be submitted through the Newberry SlideRoom system. Applications to study at the Newberry must be made directly to the École Nationale des Chartes at the following address: Relations internationales et Stages, International relations, École nationale des chartes, 65 Rue de Richelieu, 75002 Paris, France.

Deadline: December 15

One former fellow from the Newberry may apply for a one-month fellowship at the John Rylands Research Institute and Library at the University of Manchester (JRRI), and vice versa.

Stipend: $3,000 USD (or equivalent in GBP)/month

Length: 1 month

Who can apply: Former Newberry fellows (long- or short-term) may apply for a month in residence at the JRRI. Former JRRI fellows may apply for one month of fellowship at the Newberry.

Deadline: December 15

How to Apply

The Newberry is a member of the Consortium for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, which supports fellowships at member institutions across the US. The consortium offers multiple fellowship opportunities each year for scholars in the history of science, technology or medicine.

To learn more and to apply for CHSTM fellowships, please visit the CHSTM website.

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