The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York


Schomburg Archival Dissertation Fellowship

The Graduate Center is pleased to announce the Schomburg Archival Dissertation Fellowship, offered in partnership with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.


The Schomburg Archival Dissertation Fellowship will be awarded to a student in any field of the humanities or social sciences who will significantly gain from an academic year in residency at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.  While in residence fellows will participate in bi-weekly seminar meetings of the Schomburg Scholars-in-Residence Program and will receive access to office space and a computer.  Of particular interest are interdisciplinary dissertations that treat some significant aspect of the African Diaspora, including the culture and history of African Americans, and that draw from the specific collections of The Schomburg Center.  Fellows will deliver a public lecture about their projects in the spring of the award year.


Applicants must be Level III to be eligible.  The deadline for applications is Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 5pm.  Below are the application guidelines and instructions and the coversheet to include with your materials.

2016-2017 CUNY Schomburg Dissertation Fellowship Cover Sheet

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If you have questions, please contact Rachel Sponzo at, or 212-817-7282.