The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

FundingJob Opportunities

IRADAC/Schomburg Digitization Fellowships

Students will work closely with staff at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Located in Harlem, the Schomburg Center is recognized as one of the world’s leading research institutions focusing on African American, African Diaspora, and African experience. Throughout the fall semester, fellows will work primarily on-site at the Schomburg assisting staff to identify materials within their extensive collections that might be digitized in order to make them more available to the general public. In the spring semester, fellows will be required to give informal presentations on their findings as part of the IRADAC Fellows Symposium.


Invitation for applications for the IRADAC/Schomburg Digitization Fellowships

Fall 2023/Spring 2024


Stipend & Conditions:

Each fellow will receive a $10,000 stipend. IRADAC/Schomburg Digitization Fellows will coordinate with the IRADAC Fellows Program recipients in organizing and participating in the IRADAC Fellows Symposium which takes place in the spring semester. Additional meetings with the IRADAC Fellows are expected.



Offered to level II or III Graduate Center Ph.D. students with primary research interests in any aspect of the African Diaspora.


Application Procedure

Faculty reference letter (from the Program EO or dissertation advisor) describing the research and the student’s progress should be submitted at


Applicants must submit a project description. A writing sample (e.g., chapter from the dissertation) and a CV are also required. Applicants should submit their materials to the following link:


All materials are due 4pm, Wednesday, December 21, 2022.


For more information, contact Zee Dempster at