The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York


Dec. 5th CUNY Graduate Center/New-York Historical Society: Graduate Archival Research Fellowship

CUNY Graduate Center/New-York Historical Society

Graduate Archival Research Fellowship


The Provost’s Office invites applications for up to four New-York Historical Society Graduate Archival Research Fellowships.  These $3000 fellowships will be offered to level II (45 credits plus completed first exam) or III (Dissertation Supervision) Graduate Center Ph.D. students from any program with primary research interests related to the collections at the N-YHS. The New-York Historical Society and the Graduate Center are jointly co-sponsoring these fellowships in order to provide qualified graduate students an opportunity to work on projects (related to the student’s own research agenda) that process, describe, and help create the historical record based on primary source materials.  While the rich and diverse collections of the N-YHS span the 17th through the 20th centuries and embrace the national as well as the local, it is offering CUNY Fellows projects in the following areas: 18th-19th century family libraries; the fine and decorative arts; travel literature; business and advertising ephemera; family papers and records; business organizations; and historic photographs from the mid-19th century up to the present.  Media include rare books, printed ephemera, digital collections, manuscripts and archives, and original iconographic materials. Fellowship recipients will be required to be in residence at least 7 hours a week at the N-YHS across the spring semester; in addition, recipients will be required to do a brief public presentation on their work and write a blog post about their experiences before the end of the Spring 2015 semester.


Please direct questions about this fellowship program to:


To apply please send a letter of interest describing your research focus with specific reference to the collections housed at the NYHS, a c.v., and a letter of support from your primary advisor to:

All applications should be sent in pdf form via email.


Letters from advisors should be on program letterhead and should be sent directly to


Application Deadline: December, 5th 2014 by 5:00 PM.

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