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The New-York Historical Society, founded in 1804, holds a unique collection of books, manuscripts, graphic materials, decorative objects, and works of art. New-York Historical’s Patricia D. Klingenstein Library comprises more than 350,000 books, three million manuscripts, and distinctive collections of maps, photographs, prints, and ephemera documenting the history of America from the perspective of New York. Fellows will be encouraged to explore the collections and to take advantage of the full diversity offered by New-York Historical’s resources. Click here for a complete list of New-York Historical Society Research Fellowship Recipients, 1999-2015.

2016-2017 Fellowships at the New-York Historical Society
The New-York Historical Society offers up to ten fellowships for the 2016–2017 academic year. Designed to encourage and promote the use of its extraordinary collections of primary and secondary sources relating to the history of New York and the United States, the fellowships are open to scholars at various times during their academic careers. Applications for all fellowships are due January 19, 2016 (deadline extended)Click here for a list of FAQs about the Fellowship program

Prospective fellows must submit applications via Interfolio. If you have any questions regarding the application process via Interfolio, please send them an email at help@interfolio.com

Prospective fellows may submit any questions electronically to fellowships@nyhistory.org.

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Women’s History
To celebrate the opening of our groundbreaking Center for the Study of Women's History, the New-York Historical Society is inaugurating a new fellowship devoted exclusively to the study of women’s history. This program will support the Center’s vision and enrich its intellectual network to include a diverse group of dedicated fellows and scholars. Together with New-York Historical staff, the selected fellows will explore the four centuries of New York women’s history, offering a vibrant series of scholarly talks, rotating exhibitions, and new research opportunities.

Complementing the existing suite of research fellowships currently offered at New-York Historical, the three new Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Women's History will be specifically focused on the field of public history. Through this initiative, New-York Historical enriches its public reach by engaging a community of eminent scholars who serve as advisers and collaborate with curators and historians. We work with college and university faculties nationwide to produce and incorporate the latest scholarship in our programs and exhibitions for general audiences.

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Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellowships
Offered jointly with Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts, two Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellowships are open to scholars who will have completed the Ph.D. in History or American Studies before the end of the 2015-2016 academic year. Fellows will teach one course each semester for the academic year at Eugene Lang College and also will carry on research projects in residence at the New-York Historical Society. These fellowships carry a stipend of $60,000 per year and full benefits. Fellowship will begin September 1, 2016, and end June 30, 2017.

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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowships
Two Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowships will be awarded to candidates who have held the Ph.D. for three to five years. Research projects may include the conversion of a dissertation into a publishable manuscript or the initiation of new research, based on the resources of the New-York Historical Society. The ten-month residency will carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits. Fellowship will begin September 1, 2016, and end June 30, 2017.

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National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
One academic-year fellowship supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities will be offered for research at the New-York Historical Society. The fellowship is available to individuals who have completed their formal professional training and have a strong record of accomplishment within their field. There is no restriction relating to age or academic status. Foreign nationals are eligible to apply if they have lived in the United States for at least three years immediately preceding the application deadline. The ten-month residency will carry a stipend of $42,000, plus benefits. Fellowship will begin September 1, 2016, and end June 30, 2017.

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Patricia and John Klingenstein Short-Term Fellowships
Two or more Patricia and John Klingenstein 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 $1,500 –$2,000. 

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Other fellowships at the New-York Historical Society 
The New-York Historical Society also offers fellowships for senior scholars-in-residence: the Lapidus Fellowship and the Lehrman Institute Distinguished Fellowship.These fellowships are already filled.

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