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Newberry Library Graduate Scholar-in-Residence Program

The Newberry Library Graduate Scholar-in-Residence Program provides support for local PhD candidates conducting research in the humanities. Advanced PhD candidates are invited to apply; preference will be given to applicants whose dissertation projects are well advanced. Although the Newberry cannot offer remuneration to Graduate Scholars-in-Residence, participants have access to the Newberry during extended hours, personal research space, and opportunities to present work-in-progress to local scholarly communities. The experience of the Newberry’s fellows, staff, and readers is much enhanced by the contributions that Graduate Scholars-in-Residence make to the Newberry’s shared intellectual life each year.

Graduate Scholars-in-Residence at the Newberry are expected to be “in residence” at the Newberry at least 10 hours per week from September to May and participate in the Newberry’s community. Further, they are expected to participate in the Newberry Community through regular attendance of the Fellows’ Seminar (periodic Tuesdays at 4:00 PM), Fellows’ Lunch (weekly Thursdays at 12:30 PM) and Colloquium (weekly Wednesdays at 4:00 PM).

Applications for the program are accepted each year starting in the spring. The deadline for the 2019-20 academic year is Wednesday, May 15. Applicants will be notified of their status in late May or early June. 

Please read the application guidelines before submitting your application.

If you have any questions about the SlideRoom, application materials, or the Graduate Scholars-in-Residence program, please email

For more information about current participants and their projects, please visit Current Graduate Scholars-in-Residence.

Click here to download a flyer with more information about the Graduate Scholar-in-Residence Program.

Categories: Humanities