DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S
2016-2017 FELLOWSHIPS

New York, NY, December 28, 2015 – The deadline to apply for the New-York Historical Society’s prestigious fellowship program for the 2016–2017 academic year has been extended to January 19, 2016. Designed to encourage and promote the use of New-York Historical’s extraordinary collections of documents, artifacts, and works of art detailing American history from the perspective of New York City, the fellowships are open to scholars at various times during their academic careers. Details about applications, residency, stipends, and past fellows are available by visiting http://www.nyhistory.org/library/fellowships.

The nine fellowships available for the 2016–2017 academic year include:  

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Women’s History
To celebrate the opening of its 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.

Applicants for the Mellon Pre-doctoral Fellowship must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program in the humanities and be on track to completing their degree. Two Pre-doctoral Fellows will be in-residence between September 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017, with a stipend of $15,000 per year.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

New-York Historical offers fellowships to scholars dedicated to understanding and promoting American history. Fellowship positions at the New-York Historical Society are made possible by the generous support of Bernard and Irene Schwartz, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Sid Lapidus, The Lehrman Institute, and Patricia and John Klingenstein. All fellows receive research stipends while in residency.

ABOUT THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The New-York Historical Society, one of America’s pre-eminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research and presenting history and art exhibitions and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, New-York Historical has a mission to explore the richly layered history of New York City and State and the country, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.

ABOUT THE PATRICIA D. KLINGENSTEIN LIBRARY
The New-York Historical Society’s Patricia D. Klingenstein Library is one of the oldest and most distinguished in the United States, containing more than three million books, pamphlets, maps, atlases, newspapers, broadsides, music sheets, manuscripts, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings. The Klingenstein Library is one of only 16 libraries in the United States qualified to be a member of the Independent Research Libraries Association. Among its collections are far-ranging materials relating to the founding and early history of the nation; one of the best collections of 18th-century newspapers in the United States; an outstanding collection of materials documenting slavery and Reconstruction; an exceptional collection of Civil War material, including Ulysses S. Grant’s terms of surrender for Robert E. Lee; collections relating to trials in the United States prior to 1860; American fiction, poetry and belles-lettres prior to 1850; a broad range of materials relating to the history of the circus; and American travel accounts from the colonial era to the present day.


MEDIA CONTACT

Marybeth Ihle
New-York Historical Society
(212) 873-3400 ext 326
marybeth.ihle@nyhistory.org

Date: 
Monday, December 28, 2015
Creative: Tronvig Group