The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers Fellowship
Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International Academics,
Writers, and Scholars for Research in New York City
Writers, and Scholars for Research in New York City
Foundation / Corporation
New York Public Library (NYPL) - The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers
09/29/17 5:00 PM EST
Fellowships providing a stipend of $70,000 to USA, Canada, and International academics, creative writers, and independent scholars to carry out projects drawing from New York City Public Library’s research division. The division’s collections contain art, manuscripts, artifacts, rare books, multimedia, and other resources across a wide range of subjects.
The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers is an international fellowship program open to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. In addition to working on their own projects, the Fellows engage in an ongoing exchange of ideas within the Center and in public forums throughout the Library.
The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers supports projects that draw on the research collections at The New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (formerly the Humanities and Social Sciences Library). The Center looks for top-quality writing from academics as well as from creative writers and independent scholars. It aims to promote dynamic conversation about the humanities, social sciences, and scholarship at the highest level — within the Center, in public forums throughout the Library, and in the Fellows’ published work.
Fellows are required to work at the Cullman Center for the duration of the fellowship term and may not accept other major professional obligations during the term. Some fellows may have a few prior commitments, but must limit research trips, attendance at scholarly meetings, and speaking engagements to short periods of time. Anyone who needs to be away for more than two days must notify the Center's Director or Deputy Director. The Library will pro-rate fellowship stipends for fellows who spend too much time away from the Center.
The Center appoints 15 Fellows a year.
The stipend is $70,000.
The Center appoints Fellows nine-month term at the Library. The award period is September 4, 2018 - May 31, 2019.
The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers is an international fellowship program open to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building—including academics, independent scholars, and creative writers (novelists, playwrights, poets).
Fellows must be conversant in English.
Candidates who need to work primarily in The New York Public Library’s other research centers — The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Science, Industry and Business Library — are not eligible for this fellowship.
In order to avoid real or apparent conflicts of interest, the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers does not accept applications from New York Public Library staff members or their partners, or from people active on the Library’s Board of Trustees, Board Advisory Committees, or Library Council.
Fellowships will not be granted to post-doctoral fellows or to applicants doing graduate-school dissertation research.
Completed applications and supporting materials — research proposal, Curriculum Vitae, letters of recommendation, and creative writing sample or art work sample — must be submitted by 5:00 PM EST on September 29, 2017.
The Cullman Center will not accept dossier letters in place of new letters of recommendation.
Notifications will be issued March 2018.
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