Opportunities for Historians


Newberry Library Short-Term Fellowship Opportunities

DEADLINE: December 15, 2019

The Newberry Library’s long-standing fellowship program provides outstanding scholars with the time, space, and community required to pursue innovative and ground-breaking scholarship. In addition to the Library’s collections, fellows are supported by a collegial interdisciplinary community of researchers, curators, and librarians. An array of scholarly and public programs also contributes to an engaging intellectual environment. We invite interested individuals who wish to utilize the Newberry’s collections to apply for our many fellowships.

Short-Term Fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars, PhD candidates, and those who hold other terminal degrees. Short-Term Fellowships are generally awarded for 1 to 2 months; unless otherwise noted the stipend is $2,500 per month. These fellowships support individual scholarly research for those who have a specific need for the Newberry’s collection and are mainly restricted to individuals who live and work outside of the Chicago metropolitan area. 

The deadline for short-term opportunities is December 15.

Many of the Newberry’s fellowship opportunities have specific eligibility requirements; in order to learn more about these requisites, as well as application guidelines, please visit our website. Questions should be addressed to research@newberry.org.

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Posted: November 12, 2019
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Postdoctoral Fellowships in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration in the U.S. Context – Dartmouth College Department of History

DEADLINE: January 31, 2020

Dartmouth College Department of History invites applications for the Guarini Dean's Postdoctoral Fellowships in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration in the U.S. context. This fellowship supports scholars whose research addresses these themes; we are especially but not exclusively interested in transnational approaches. In addition, the fellowship promotes student and faculty diversity at Dartmouth, and throughout higher education, by supporting underrepresented minority scholars and others with a demonstrated ability to advance educational diversity. Applicants will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement, promise in both research and teaching, and their demonstrated commitment to addressing racial underrepresentation in higher education. The Ph.D. must be conferred by the start of the fellowship.

This is a two-year residential fellowship, with one course taught in the second year. Throughout, fellows are expected to pursue research activities while participating fully in the intellectual life of the department and the college. Fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $55,200 plus benefits and an allocation for research expenses (exact funding levels will be set at the time of offer).

Guarini Dean's Postdoctoral Fellows are part of the Provost's Fellowship Program, a multidisciplinary cohort of approximately ten predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars who share a commitment to increasing diversity in their disciplines. Fellows participate together in mentoring and professional development programming, including guidance in preparing for faculty careers.

Application Materials: (1) Cover letter, including overview of research areas and teaching interests; please also describe your prior contributions to advancing diversity in higher education and your motivations to join this multidisciplinary fellowship program; (2) CV; (3) Project description (maximum two pages, single-spaced); (4) The names and full contact information of your dissertation advisor and of two additional scholars who would provide confidential letters of recommendation upon request.

Reviews Begin: February 3, 2020

Stipend: Approximately $55,200 plus benefits and an allocation for research expenses

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Posted: November 13, 2019
Tagged: Fellowships