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New York Public Library (New York, NY 10016-0133)
Brent Hayes Edwards (Project Director: August 2020 to present)
Long-term Research Fellowships at The New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem

18 months of stipend support (3 fellowships) per year for three years and a contribution to defray costs associated with the selection of fellows.

The New York Public Library (NYPL) respectfully requests $286,143 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support stipend and selection expenses for Fellows in the Scholars-in-Residence Program at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Fellows will benefit from dedicated research space at the Schomburg Center, intellectual exchange with fellow scholars, and access to the Schomburg Center's 11 million item collection, which contains rare and unique materials chronicling the Black experience in America and abroad. Notable research collections at the Schomburg Center include the archives of James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Malcolm X; the records of the Civil Rights Congress; writings in 60 different African indigenous languages; artwork by Aaron Douglas, Jacob Lawrence, and Romare Bearden; photographs by Chester Higgins; and radio broadcasts and recordings by Marcus Garvey and Booker T. Washington, among many other items.

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Project fields:
African American History; African American Studies; History, Criticism, and Theory of the Arts

Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Research Programs

$286,143 (approved)
$286,143 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2022 – 6/30/2025