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9485FWPS: New York Public Library short-term fellowships for 2018-2019

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  • AMS
    Dec 7 6:31 AM
      Here is the official blurb (followed by my own editorial comments):

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      The New York Public Library is pleased to offer Short-Term Research
      Fellowships to support scholars from outside the New York metropolitan
      area engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research.
      Individuals needing to conduct on-site research in the Library’s special
      collections are welcome to apply.  Preference is given to applications
      making a strong case for accessing special collections materials.

      Fellowship stipends are $1,000 per week for a minimum of two and maximum
      of four weeks.

      Key Dates:  Applications are invited for residence between June 1, 2018 -
      May 30, 2019.   The deadline for application is February 15, 2018 and
      applicants will be notified of results on March 31, 2018.

      Eligibility:  Only U.S. citizens, permanent residents and foreign
      nationals who have been resident in the United States for the three years
      as of January 31, 2018 may apply.

      For the full description, see:

      https://www.nypl.org/help/abou t-nypl/fellowships-institutes/ short-term-research-fellowship s
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      Now the unofficial part.  In crafting your proposal, pay particular
      attention to the sentence:

      "Preference is given to applications making a strong case for accessing
      special collections materials."

      Special Collections materials means that few or no other institution has
      such materials--in other words, primarily archival collections (though not excluding unique materials such as other manuscripts, photographs or archival recordings). Your proposal will reveal that you are thoroughly familiar with the relevant collections' finding aids and how they relate to your topic.

      Good luck to all!

      Bob Kosovsky, Ph.D. -- Curator, Rare Books and Manuscripts,
      Music Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts