Fellowships for 2019–2020
Call for Applications
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 New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street–including academics, independent scholars, journalists, scientists engaged with the humanities, novelists, poets, graphic novelists, and playwrights. The Center awards up to fifteen fellowships a year. Each Fellow receives a stipend of $70,000, an office with a computer, and full access to the Library’s extraordinary collections and curatorial staff. Fellows are required to work at the Cullman Center for the duration of the fellowship term, from September through May. The Schwarzman Building (formerly known as the Humanities and Social Sciences Library) is one of the world’s preeminent resources for studies in anthropology, architecture, art, genealogy, geography, history, ancient and modern languages and literatures, philosophy, photography, politics, popular culture, religion, sociology, and urban studies. Successful candidates for this fellowship will need to work primarily at the Schwarzman Building rather than at other divisions of the Library, such as the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts; the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; or the Science, Industry and Business Library. Foreign nationals conversant in English are welcome to apply. In order to avoid real or apparent conflicts of interest, the Cullman Center 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. Application Deadline: Friday, September 28, 2018 To apply, and for more information about the Cullman Center, its Fellows, and its programs, go to www.nypl.org/csw. The Cullman Center is made possible by a generous endowment from Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman in honor of Brooke Russell Astor, with major support provided by Mrs. John L. Weinberg, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Estate of Charles J. Liebman, The von der Heyden Family Foundation, John and Constance Birkelund, and The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, and with additional gifts from The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Helen and Roger Alcaly, The Rona Jaffe Foundation, William W. Karatz, Merilee and Roy Bostock, and Cullman Center Fellows.