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 a Ph.D. in History or American Studies before the end of the 2015–2016 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.

The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Postdoctoral Fellows Program was established in 2005 to foster a vibrant scholarly relationship between the New-York Historical Society and the New School’s Eugene Lang College. Postdoctoral fellows are invited to help build this connection through research, teaching, and public history programming. In the course of a one-year (non-renewable) fellowship, Bernard and Irene Schwartz fellows are expected to develop a major research project with N-YHS resources, to teach two undergraduate courses at Eugene Lang College, and to share in both institutions’ commitments to public history.

The successful candidate will possess a recent Ph.D. (within three years of starting date), in History or American Studies, with a strong record of previous teaching (as a TA or otherwise). These fellowships carry a stipend of $60,000. Fellowship will begin September 1, 2016, and end June 30, 2017. Application requirements include:

  • Two- to three-page proposal describing the theme of the research project and the New-York Historical Society resources critical to the project
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A writing sample of no more than 3,000 words or ten pages
  • Two detailed syllabi for undergraduate courses
  • Three letters of recommendation


  • No later than 11:59 pm on January 5, 2016
  • Applications received after the deadline will not be considered
  • To apply, click here
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