Fellowships

The application process for 2017/2018 is now closed.

 

Long-Term Fellowships

The Lapidus Center offers two six-month fellowships to assist scholars whose research on transatlantic slavery can benefit from extended access to the Schomburg Center’s resources.

Scope

The Lapidus residency program is designed to (1) encourage research and writing on the slave trade, slavery, and anti-slavery in the Atlantic world, (2) to promote and facilitate interaction among the participants including fellows funded by other sources, and (3) to facilitate the dissemination of the researchers’ findings through lectures, publications, and the ongoing Schomburg Center Colloquium and Seminar Series. Applicants must indicate in their proposal how they propose to use the resources of the Schomburg Center.

Eligibility

The Fellowship Program is open to post-doctoral scholars studying the slave trade, slavery, and anti-slavery in the Atlantic World.

Only U.S. citizens, permanent residents and foreign nationals who have been resident in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline may apply.

Stipends and residency

Fellowships are awarded with a stipend of $30,000. Fellows are expected to be in continuous residence at the Schomburg Center and to participate in the intellectual life of the program. They must be devoted full time to their research projects and may not be employed during the period except sabbaticals from their own institutions.

Fellows will begin residence at the Center on September 1, 2017 and end on March 1, 2018.

Application instructions

A complete application includes:

  • The Lapidus Center Fellowships  application
  • A description of the proposed study
  • Curriculum vitae (limit to 3 pages)
  • Three letters of reference

To apply click here

 

Short-Term Fellowships

 

Scope

These fellowships aim to assist researchers gain access to collection material at the Schomburg Center not readily available elsewhere.  Fellowships are awarded for continuous periods of up to three months at the  Center with a stipend of $2,000/month.

Eligibility

The Fellowship Program is open to doctoral students, post-doctoral scholars, independent researchers, and artists studying the slave trade, slavery, abolition, and anti-slavery in the Atlantic World.

Only US citizens, permanent residents and foreign nationals who have been resident in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline may apply.

Application Instructions

A complete application must include:

  • The Lapidus Center Fellowships application
  • A description of the proposed study
  • Curriculum vitae (limit to 3 pages)
  • Two letters of reference addressing the significance of the candidate’s work and his/her ability to fulfill the proposed work

To apply, click here