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, 1999-2013

2014-2015 Fellowships at the New-York Historical Society
The New-York Historical Society offers eight fellowships for the 2014-2015 academic year. The fellowships, designed to encourage and promote the use of New-York Historical's extraordinary collections of primary and secondary sources relating to the history of New York and the nation, are open to scholars at various times during their academic careers. Click here for a list of FAQs about the Fellowship programThe competition for the 2014-15 fellowship is now closed. Please visit this page in June 2014 for the information on how to apply for the 2015-16 fellowships.

Prospective fellows must submit applications and any questions electronically to fellowships@nyhistory.org.

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. before the end of the 2013-2014 academic year. Fellows will teach one course each semester at Eugene Lang College and will also carry on research projects in residence at the New-York Historical Society. These fellowships carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits.

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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. NOTE: The application deadline has been extended to January 24, 2014.

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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.

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Roger Hertog Fellowship
The Roger Hertog Fellowship will be awarded to one candidate who has held a Ph.D. or equivalent professional training for at least fifteen years and who will use, cite, and make known New-York Historical’s extraordinary collections of primary and secondary sources relating to the history of New York and the nation. The two-year residency carries a stipend of $50,000 per year. Note: The Roger Hertog Fellowship is already filled for 2014-15.

Patricia and John Klingenstein Short-Term Fellowships
Two Patricia and John Klingenstein 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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