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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.

2017-2018 Fellowships at the New-York Historical Society
The New-York Historical Society offers up to twelve fellowships for the 2017–2018 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 6, 2017Click 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 Foundation Women’s History Fellowship
Hired for a two year term, one post-doctoral fellow will work as a public historian and scholarly coordinator for the new Center for Women’s History. The ideal candidate will have a scholarly focus in Women’s Studies and some experience in public history. The fellow will participate in developing programming and be deputized to operate certain projects independently. Applicants for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship must hold a PhD and ABD. Others and pre-doctoral candidates will not be considered. The postdoctoral fellow will be in residence as a full-time staff member for a period of two years with a stipend of $50,000 a year with full benefits. This fellowship will begin September 4, 2017 and will last through December 28, 2019.
Application deadline: January 6, 2017

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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowships in Women’s History
The two recipients of the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Women’s History will be specifically focused on the field of public history. Applicants for the Mellon Pre-doctoral Fellowship must be enrolled in a PhD program in the humanities and be on track to complete their degree. The two Pre-doctoral Fellows will be in-residence between September 1, 2017 and June 29, 2018, with a stipend of $15,000 per year. This position is not full-time and will not receive full benefits.
Application deadline: January 6, 2017

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Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellowships
Offered jointly with the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at the New School, two Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellowships are open to scholars who will have completed their PhD in History or American Studies before the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. Fellows will teach one course each semester for this year at Eugene Lang College in addition to conducting focused research in residence at the New-York Historical Society. These fellows carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits. The fellowship will begin September 1, 2017, and end June 20, 2018.
Application deadline: January 6, 2017

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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowships
Two Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowships will be awarded to candidates who have earned their PhD in the last 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 collections and resources of the New-York Historical Society. This ten-month residency will carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits. The fellowship will begin September 1, 2017, and end June 20, 2018.
Application deadline: January 6, 2017

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National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
Two or more Patricia and John Klingenstein Short-Term Fellowships will be awarded to scholars at any academic level. Fellows will conduct research in the library collections of the New-York Historical Society for two to four weeks at a stipend of $1,500 to $2,000. These fellowships will begin and end within the aforementioned time frames between September 1, 2017 and June 20, 2018.
Application deadline: January 6, 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. Fellows will conduct research in the library collections of the New-York Historical Society for two to four weeks at a stipend of $1,500 to $2,000. These fellowships will begin and end within the aforementioned time frames between September 1, 2017 and June 20, 2018.
Application deadline: January 6, 2017

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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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