Newberry Library Long-Term Fellowships 2018, USA

Publish Date: Sep 13, 2017

Deadline: Nov 15, 2017

Long-Term Fellowships

Long-Term Fellowships are intended to support individual scholarly research and promote serious intellectual exchange through active participation in the Newberry’s scholarly activities, including Fellows’ Seminars and Weekly Colloquium.

These residential fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars for 4 to 9 months with a stipend of $4,200 per month. Awardees may combine their Newberry fellowship award with sabbatical funding or other stipendiary support. Fellows are welcome to stay in residence at the Newberry beyond the terms of their fellowship, but the amount of their stipend cannot be increased beyond the initial award.

Applicants must hold a PhD by the November 15 deadline.

General Long-Term Fellowships

  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowships support scholarship in any field appropriate to the Newberry’s collection. Applicants must be United States citizens or foreign nationals with three continuous years’ residence.
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowships support scholarship in any field of study appropriate to the Newberry’s collection.
  • Lloyd Lewis Fellowships in American History support scholarship in any area of American history that is applicable to the Newberry’s collection.
  • The Audrey Lumsden-Kouvel Fellowship supports scholarship related to history and literature in the Late Medieval and Early Modern period. Preference will be given to projects focusing on the colonial Americas and Romance cultures, especially translations and topics focusing on Portuguese, Spanish, and Latin American Studies.
  • The Monticello College Foundation Fellowship for Women is designed for a pre-tenure woman whose work gives clear promise of scholarly productivity and would benefit significantly from being in residence at the Newberry. Preference will be given to projects concerned with the study of women.

Collection-Specific Long-Term Fellowship

  • The Rudolph Ganz Long-Term Fellowship supports 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 this world-renowned concert pianist, composer, conductor, and educator, as well as articles, speeches, lectures and essays by him, and two recordings. The collection also includes correspondence to and from prominent musical figures, family correspondence, clippings, photographs, programs, and other artifacts.

Consortium Member Long-Term Fellowship

  • The Newberry Consortium of American Indian and Indigenous Studies (NCAIS) Faculty Fellowship is intended to support faculty members at institutions participating in the consortium, with preference given to scholars at an early stage in their career. Fellows must work on a project in American Indian Studies that requires research in the Newberry’s collections and be available to NCAIS Graduate Student Fellows for consultation. Fellows must also present their research and participate in the McNickle Center Seminar in American Indian and Indigenous Studies in addition to their Fellows’ Seminar.

Joint Institution Long-Term Fellowship

  • The Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel Joint Fellowship adds an 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. The Herzog August Bibliothek provides 1,050 EUR per month plus up to 600 EUR for travel expenses.

Teaching Fellowships

  • ACM/GLCA Faculty Fellowships support two faculty members in any discipline from the Associated Colleges of the Midwest or the Great Lakes Colleges Association, Inc. as they teach a small group of select undergraduate students in an advanced research seminar. Applications are made directly to ACM/GLCA. Please visit the Associated Colleges of the Midwest or contact Joan Gillespie (312-263-5000,
  • Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar (NLUS) Faculty Fellowships support two professors from any of four participating schools (DePaul University, Loyola University Chicago, Roosevelt University, 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.

Other Fellowship Opportunity

  • The Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars is offered by the American Council of Learned Societies to support advanced scholarly work in the humanities at one of its participating national research centers, including the Newberry Library. The stipend for one academic year is $95,000, plus funds for research costs and related scholarly activities of up to $7,500 and for relocation up to $3,000. Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS online fellowship and grant administration system no later than 9 pm Eastern Daylight Time, September 27, 2017. Notifications will be sent by late February 2018. Applicants who wish to be considered for other Long-Term Fellowships at the Newberry must submit a complete application to the Newberry.

Here is a step-by-step guide to the Newberry’s fellowship application process:

  1. Consult Eligibility Requirements in order to determine your eligibility status. Applicants who do not meet these general requirements will not be considered for a fellowship.
  2. Review the fellowship descriptions listed under Long-Term Fellowships, Short-Term Fellowships, and Publication Subventions for further eligibility requirements.
  3. Explore the Newberry’s Core Collections and Catalogs and Guides; knowledge of the collections is essential for a strong application.
  4. Carefully examine the Application Guidelines for information about required application materials and preferred formats.
  5. Check out the Fellowships FAQ for answers to additional questions.
  6. Keep the Newberry’s Dates and Deadlines in mind to ensure that application materials are submitted on time.
  7. Contact recommenders about submitting Letters of Recommendation for your application.
  8. Submit your application. The Newberry utilizes SlideRoom for online submission of all application materials, including letters of recommendation.

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