"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."
-Winston Churchill


2011-2012 Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship at the New-York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society invites qualified applicants who are within 3-5 years of having received the Ph.D. to apply for one of two Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowships for research and writing in any field relevant to the Society’s library and museum collections.   Awardees are expected to be in residence for the academic year commencing on September 1, 2011, and carry an academic year stipend of $60,000. The deadline for applications is January 12, 2011, with decisions to be announced by March 15, 2011.

Applicants should send a cover letter, including date of PhD, current institutional affiliation and rank, mailing and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and title of project; a two to three page description of project, including resources to be used; a curriculum vitae; and three letters of recommendation to Jean Ashton, Executive Vice President and Library Director, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024.  Postmark deadline is January 12, 2011; electronic applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on that date.

Collection descriptions may be found on the New-York Historical Society website.

For more information, please contact djo@nyhistory.org.

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024 / (212) 873-3400 / www.nyhistory.org