Funding/Sep 30, 2022

Newberry Library Long-Term Fellowships, 2023–2024

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The Newberry Library is currently accepting applications for Long-Term fellowships. Long-Term Fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars who wish to be in residence at the Newberry for periods of 4 to 9 months. Awardees may combine their Newberry fellowship award with sabbatical funding or other stipendiary support.

Long-Term Fellowships are intended to support individual scholarly research and promote serious intellectual exchange through active participation in the Newberry’s scholarly activities, including fellows’ seminars and the weekly colloquium. 

Applicants must hold a PhD by the November 1 deadline.


  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowships support scholarship in any field appropriate to the Newberry’s collection. Applicants must be United States citizens or foreign nationals with three continuous years’ residence.
  • The Mellon Foundation Fellowships support scholarship in any field of study appropriate to the Newberry’s collection.
  • The Evelyn Dunbar and Ruth Dunbar Davee Fellowship supports scholarship in music applicable to the Newberry’s collection. If in any year a fellowship in music is not needed, or able to be filled, a fellowship in history can be funded.
  • The Audrey Lumsden-Kouvel Fellowship supports scholarship related to history and literature in the Late Medieval and Early Modern period. Preference will be given to projects focusing on the colonial Americas and Romance cultures, especially translations and topics focusing on Portuguese, Spanish, and Latin American Studies.
  • The Monticello College Foundation Fellowship for Women is designed for a pre-tenure woman whose work gives clear promise of scholarly productivity and would benefit significantly from being in residence at the Newberry. Preference will be given to projects concerned with the study of women.
  • The Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel Joint Fellowship adds an additional month of support to a Long-Term Fellowship for research at the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, Germany. The proposed project must describe the materials to be consulted at both the Newberry Library and the Herzog August Bibliothek. The recipient should plan to visit the libraries sequentially to ensure continuity of research.