Fellowships and Education at the Schomburg


A woman is sitting at a table looking at photographs. She is writing notes on a piece of paper. Scholars-in-Residence Program
The Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Program offers long-term and short-term fellowships to support scholars and writers working on projects that would benefit from access to the Center's extensive collections of materials related to African diasporic history, politics, literature, and culture. The online application has closed for the 2024-2025 class of fellows.  LEARN MORE.



Group photo of Summer Mellon Institute studentsSchomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute
Thank you for your interest in the Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute. Following a one year hiatus, the program restarts for summer 2024.

The application portal is live and open until May 24, 2024.LEARN MORE



Two people are seated at a table looking at archival photographs.The Junior Scholars Program
Each year, 100 youth are selected to participate in a free pre-college black studies program at the Schomburg Center/NYPL. Junior Scholars attend college-style lectures and presentations, engage in dialogue with adult scholars, participate in guided peer group discussions and activities.LEARN mORE



The New York Public Library

A page with handwriting on a cepia colored page.The New York Public Library offers Short-Term Research Fellowships to support scholars outside the New York metropolitan area, engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research in the arts and humanities. The program support scholars who  would benefit from research conducted on-site at the Schomburg Center, Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, or the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. It draws from collections unique to NYPL. LEARN MORE.