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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. Application requirements include:

  • a completed cover sheet (download here)
  • a two- to three-page proposal, describing the theme of the major research project the fellow will undertake, and stating specifically why the resources of the New-York Historical Society are critical to the project
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a short writing sample of no more than 3,000 words or ten pages
  • three letters of recommendation must be sent digitally to: Fellowships Coordinator; at:, with the subject line "NEH FELLOWSHIP- [LAST NAME]" prior to the deadline

The National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship will carry a stipend of $42,000 plus benefits.


  • … Via email with the subject line NEH FELLOWSHIP- [LAST NAME], no later than January 5, 2015 at 11:59 pm, to
  • … Via mail, six hard copies postmarked by January 5, 2015 to Fellowship Coordinator, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.


The New-York Historical Society, in accordance with Federal, State and Local Laws, does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, disability (physical or mental handicap), arrest record or sexual orientation. The Historical Society also is required by law, by virtue of its contract(s) with federal government to take affirmative action to employ women, minorities, otherwise qualified handicapped individuals, and Vietnam era and disabled veterans.

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