2020-21 Fellowships at the New-York Historical Society, New-York Historical Society

Job Type: Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 3, 2020


The New-York Historical Society offers several long- and short-term fellowships during the academic year.  Fellowships are open to scholars at various times during their academic careers. Visit our website for instructions and application checklists for each fellowship.

The application deadline for all fellowships is January 3, 2020.

Fellowship Descriptions

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Predoctoral Awards in Women’s History

The two recipients of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Predoctoral Awards in Women’s History should have a strong interest in women’s and public history and the applications of these fields outside the academy. Functioning as research associates and providing programmatic support for N-YHS’s Center for Women’s History, pre-doctoral awardees will assist in the development of content for the Women’s History exhibitions, associated educational curriculum, and on-site experiences for students, scholars, and visitors. They must be currently enrolled students in good standing in a relevant Ph.D. program in the humanities. The Predoctoral Awardees, whose work at N-YHS may not directly correspond with their dissertation research, will be in residence part time at the New-York Historical Society for one academic year, between September 9, 2020, and August 28, 2021, and will receive a stipend of $20,000 per year. This position is not full time and will not receive full benefits.

Application deadline: January 3, 2020.

To apply, please click here.

Helen and Robert Appel Fellowship in History and Technology

The fellowship will be awarded to a candidate who has earned his/her Ph.D. no later than 2019. Research projects should be based on the collections of New-York Historical and explore the impact of technology on history. The fellowship will carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits; it begins September 9, 2020 and lasts through June 30, 2021.

Application deadline: January 3, 2020.

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National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

One fellowship for the length of an academic year is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities for the sake of research at the New-York Historical Society. The fellowship is available to individuals who have completed their formal professional training and have received their final degree or certificate by 2019. They should have a strong record of accomplishment within their field. There is no restriction relating to age or academic status of applicants. Foreign nationals are eligible to apply if they meet visa requirements for working in the U. S. . The ten-month residency will carry a stipend of $42,000, plus benefits. This fellowship will begin September 9, 2020 and will end June 30, 2021.

Application deadline: January 3, 2020.

To apply, please click here.

Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation / Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship

This fellowship will be awarded a candidate who has earned his/her Ph.D. no later than 2019.  Research projects should expand public understanding of New York State and City history and should include research based on the collections and resources of New-York Historical. This ten-month residency will carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits; it begins September 9, 2020 and lasts through June 30, 2021.

Application deadline: January 3, 2020.

To apply, please click here.

Short Term Fellowships

Several short term fellowships will be awarded to scholars at any academic level working in the library collections of the New-York Historical Society. Research is to be conducted for two to four weeks for a stipend of between $2,000. The fellowship period will begin July 1, 2020 and end June 29, 2021.

Application deadline: January 3, 2020.

To apply, please click here.

Fellowships at the New-York Historical Society are made possible through the generous endowment of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Posted: October 11, 2019