ACIS Logo Newberry Library Long-Term Fellowship Opportunities

The Newberry Library’s long-standing fellowship program provides outstanding scholars with the time, space, and community required to pursue innovative and ground-breaking scholarship. In addition to the
Library’s collections, fellows are supported by a collegial interdisciplinary community of researchers, curators, and librarians. An array of scholarly and public programs also contributes to an engaging intellectual environment. We invite interested individuals who wish to utilize the Newberry’s collections to apply for our many fellowships.

Long-Term Fellowships are intended to support individual scholarly research and promote serious intellectual exchange through active participation in the Newberry’s scholarly activities, including Fellows’ Seminars and Weekly Colloquium. These residential fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars for 4 to 9 months with a stipend of $4,200 per month. Applicants must hold a PhD by the November 1 deadline.

The Newberry holds several thousand items relating to Irish and Irish-American history and literature. There is an abundance of material on key events, movements and individuals associated with Irish history from the seventeenth to the twentieth century, though the library’s particular strength is in the nineteenth century. A bibliography of the Newberry’s Irish collections is available here. The Newberry also launched a new Scholarly Seminar in Irish Studies in 2019-20.

For more information, including a comprehensive list fellowships opportunities, eligibility requirements, and application guidelines, please visit our website at or email

Published on: August 24, 2019