The application deadline for 2014-15 Short-Term Fellowships at The Newberry Library is 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Newberry Short-Term Fellowships are two-to-four months and Long-Term Fellowships are four-to-twelve months. The deadline to apply for a 2014-15 Long-Term Fellowship already passed on Sunday, December 1, 2013.
Newberry fellowships support humanities research in residence at The Newberry Library, which states, "We offer intriguing and often rare materials; an interdisciplinary research community; individual consultations with staff curators, librarians, and scholars; and an array of scholarly programs. All applicants should examine the Newberry's online catalog before applying."
Short-term fellowships are generally restricted to postdoctoral scholars, PhD candidates, or holders of other terminal degrees who live and work outside of the Chicago area and who have a specific need for Newberry collection. These fellowships require residency at the Newberry, unless otherwise noted. Some fellowships are open to other categories of applicants and Chicago residents...The tenure of short-term fellowships is one continuous month, unless otherwise noted. Scholars who have an extensive need for use of the collections may request two months of fellowship support. The award is $2,500 per month unless otherwise noted.
The 2014–15 academic year fellowships must begin after July 1, 2014. The Newberry Library’s Core Collection concerns the civilizations of Western Europe and the Americas from the late Middle Ages to the 21st Century. Particular collection strengths include: American History and Culture; American Indian and Indigenous Studies; Chicago and the Midwest; Genealogy and Local History; History of the Book; Manuscripts and Archives; Maps, Travel, and Exploration; Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Studies; Music; and Religion.
One can read here about Eligibility and here about Application Guidelines. Funding for Newberry fellowships is provided by the Frances C. Allen Fund; the American Musicological Society; the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies; American Society for Environmental History; Anonymous Donors; Associated Colleges of the Midwest / Great Lakes Colleges Association, Inc.; Lester J. Cappon Fund; Jack Conroy Memorial Fund; École Nationale des Chartes; Hanna Gray; Arthur and Janet Holzheimer; the Institute for the International Education of Students; Samuel H. Kress Foundation; Lloyd Lewis Memorial Fund; Dr. Audrey Lumsden-Kouvel Fund; the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the Midwest Modern Language Association; the Jack Miller Center; Monticello College Foundation; the National Endowment for the Humanities; Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies; Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium; Newberry Library Trustees Fellowship Fund; Northeast Modern Language Association; Northwestern University; Susan Kelly Power and Helen Hornbeck Tanner Fund; The Renaissance Society of America; Sixteenth Century Society and Conference; the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Illinois; John N. Stern Fund; Arthur & Lila Weinberg Fellowship Endowment Fund; Roger W. Weiss and Howard Mayer Brown Fund; and Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel.