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Post-Doctoral Scholars for Research Projects in the Humanities

Diamonstein-Spielvogel Fellowship Program

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New York Public Library

Deadline Date:

02/14/22

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Fellowships of $26,000 to USA PhD candidates, researchers, and post-doctoral scholars for research projects in the humanities. Applicants from underserved and underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply. Research projects may fall into the academic fields of the humanities and history.

The New York Public Library is pleased to offer the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Fellowship Program to support advanced research at the Center for Research in the Humanities, located in the Library’s flagship Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Fellowships are open to Ph.D. candidates, post-Doctoral scholars, and independent researchers studying the humanities and the history, literature, and culture of peoples represented throughout the collections housed at the Schwarzman Building. Projects requiring access to original materials including special collections, photography, prints, and maps will be given preference, but all worthy projects in history and the humanities will be considered. Applicants working in the visual, auditory/performing, and literary arts are also welcome to apply. Projects focused on science, technology, psychology, public policy, education, and other areas are eligible, but only if the proposed project is centered on typically humanities-related methodologies.

It is the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Foundation and the Library’s intention for the Fellowship Program to include support for under-resourced and underrepresented communities in the humanities.

Fellows are granted a quiet, reserved workspace in the Center for Research in the Humanities and full access to the Library’s collections and digital resources. During the first week of their arrival, Fellows will receive an orientation to the Library and will receive ongoing guidance in their research from the Library’s expert curators, librarians, and staff, upon request. Beyond daily research and writing, fellows are invited into NYPL’s broader intellectual life anchored at the Center by attending or collaborating with staff on research programs such as Doc Chat, Work/Cited, or Works in Progress. 

As part of the Library’s educational mission and the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Foundation’s commitment to expanding knowledge in the humanities more broadly, and to provide Fellows with public platforms for their scholarship and research, each Fellow will be required to participate in at least two outreach activities to share their project, work, or expertise in a public forum. These may take the form of an onsite or virtual program, lecture, collections tour, panel discussion, or approved original presentation, at the Library’s discretion. The Library will also support fellows in writing guest posts for the Library's blog, and when appropriate, will collaborate with fellows to organize a research symposium centered on their project focus.

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GrantWatch ID#: 200907

Number of Grants:

5

Estimated Size of Grant:

Stipend of $26,000

Term of Contract:

- Award period: Fall 2022 or Spring 2023
- Fellowships will take place over four concurrent months during the academic year

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

It is the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Foundation and the Library’s intention for the Fellowship Program to include support for under-resourced and underrepresented communities in the humanities. U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and foreign nationals who have been in residence in the United States for at least three years as of the application closing date are eligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Applications open: December 9, 2021
- Application deadline: February 14, 2022
- Applicant notification: May 13, 2022
- Award period: Fall 2022 or Spring 2023

Note: Recommendation letters will be accepted until February 28, 2022, two weeks after the application deadline, provided the applicant has submitted an otherwise complete application by February 14, 2022.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: http://fellowships.nypl.org/

For assistance with the application process, please contact fellowships@nypl.org.

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