New York Historical Society Mellon Fellowships

The New-York Historical Society, founded in 1804, holds a unique collection of books, manuscripts, graphic materials, decorative objects, and works of art. New-York Historical’s Patricia D. Klingenstein Library comprises more than 350,000 books, three million manuscripts, and distinctive collections of maps, photographs, prints, and ephemera documenting the history of America from the perspective of New York. Fellows will be encouraged to explore the collections and to take advantage of the full diversity offered by New-York Historical’s resources.

The New-York Historical Society offers several long- and short-term fellowships during the academic year. Designed to encourage and promote the use of the institution’s diverse collections of primary and secondary sources, the fellowships are open to scholars at various times during their academic careers.

Two Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowships will be awarded to candidates who have held the Ph.D. for three to five years. Research projects may include the conversion of a dissertation into a publishable manuscript or the initiation of new research, based on the resources of the New-York Historical Society. The ten-month residency will carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits.

The fellowship will begin September 1, 2017, and end June 20, 2018.

N-YHS welcomes international applicants for fellowships, provided they can successfully obtain a visa.

Application date
6 Jan 2017
Date of residence
1 Sep 2017 to 20 Jun 2018
10 months
America United States Mid-Atlantic
Humanities Art & Art History History History & Philosophy of Science
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years
Grants available
Award granted
US$ 60.000