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New-York Historical Society

Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Receipt Deadline: January 8, 2018

The New-York Historical Society Museum & Library, founded in 1804, houses extraordinary collections of historical artifacts, American art, and other materials that document American history as seen through the lens of New York.

Collection strengths include local history of New York City and State, colonial history, the Revolutionary War and Early Republic, American military and naval history, eighteenth and nineteenth century religions and religious movements, the Anglo-American slave trade and conditions of slavery in the United States, the Civil War, American biography and genealogy, American art and art patronage, the development of American architecture from the late eighteenth century to the present, and nineteenth and twentieth century portraiture and documentary photographs of New York City. Our Library collections comprise more than 350,000 books, three million manuscripts, and distinctive collections of maps, photographs, prints, and ephemera. The Museum houses more than 60,000 works and artifacts, including fine art, decorative art, historical artifacts, and ephemera.

The Historical Society’s rich research environment fosters an active intellectual community. The fellowship program is designed to promote and encourage the use of the Historical Society’s unparalleled collections of primary and secondary sources.

Host Institutions: New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
Location: New York, NY
Point of Contact: Fellowships Coordinator

About NEH Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

The National Endowment for the Humanities provides grants to independent centers for advanced study and international research organizations to support fellowship programs for humanities scholars through its Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI). NEH fellowships provide scholars with stipends, a collegial environment, and access to resources that might not be available at their home institutions.

Fellowship programs may be administered by independent centers for advanced study, libraries, and museums in the United States, or American overseas research centers or other organizations that have expertise in promoting research on foreign cultures. The centers and organizations establish their own peer review procedures for the selection of NEH grant recipients and administer the awards. NEH provides funding for humanities fellowships of four to twelve months.

Amount of Award

Amount of the award will vary by the number and length of the fellowships offered by the host institution.


Centers and organizations applying for these grants may not be affiliated with an institution of higher education and must be independently governed, financed, and administered. In addition, they must have a pre-existing fellowship program maintained with non-NEH funding. Eligibility for NEH fellowships at these research institutions is limited to United States citizens and foreign nationals who have been residents in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline for the grant. NEH research opportunities are intended for persons who have already completed their formal academic training. Consequently, persons seeking support for work in pursuit of a degree are not eligible for NEH fellowships and research grants.

How to Apply

For more information and application instructions, please visit the program website listed above.