2013-2014 Newberry Library Fellowships in the Humanities


The Newberry’s fellowships support humanities research in residence at the Newberry. If you study the humanities, we have something for you. Our collection is wide-ranging, rich, and sometimes eccentric. We promise you remarkable materials ; a lively interdisciplinary community of researchers ; individual consultations on your research with staff curators, librarians, and scholars ; and an array of scholarly and public programs. All applicants are strongly encouraged to examine the Newberry’s core collection before applying.


These fellowships support research and writing by post-doctoral scholars. The purpose is to support fellows as they develop or complete larger-scale studies which draw on our collections, and also to nourish intellectual exchange among fellows and the Library community. Fellowship terms range from four to twelve months with stipends of up to $50,400.

Long-term applications are due December 1, 2012


PhD candidates and post-doctoral scholars are eligible for short-term fellowships. The purpose is to help researchers gain access to specific materials at the Newberry that are not readily available to them elsewhere. Short-term fellowships are usually awarded for a period of one month. Most are restricted to scholars who live and work outside the Chicago area. Stipends are $2000 per month.

We also invite short-term fellowship applications from teams of two or three scholars to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive project. Each scholar on a team-fellowship is awarded a full stipend.

Short-term applications are due January 15, 2013.

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