Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellowships

The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Postdoctoral Fellows Program was established in 2005 to foster a vibrant scholarly relationship between the New-York Historical Society and the New School’s Eugene Lang College. Postdoctoral fellows are invited to help build this connection through research, teaching, and public history programming. In the course of a one-year (non-renewable) fellowship, Bernard and Irene Schwartz fellows are expected to develop a major research project with N-YHS resources, to teach two undergraduate courses at Eugene Lang College, and to share in both institutions’ commitments to public history.

Offered jointly with the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at the New School, two Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellowships are open to scholars who will have completed their PhD in History or American Studies before the end of the 2017-2018 academic year. Fellows will teach one course per semester at Eugene Lang College in addition to conducting focused research in residence at the New-York Historical Society. These fellows carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits. The fellowship will begin September 1, 2018 and will end June 29, 2019.

The successful candidate will possess a recent Ph.D. (within three years of starting date), in History or American Studies, with a strong record of previous teaching (as a TA or otherwise). These fellowships carry a stipend of $60,000. Fellowship will begin September 1, 2017, and end June 20, 2018. Application requirements include:

  • Two- to three-page proposal describing the theme of the research project and the New-York Historical Society resources critical to the project
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A writing sample of no more than 3,000 words or ten pages
  • Two detailed syllabi for undergraduate courses
  • Three letters of recommendation


  • No later than 11:59 pm on January 15, 2017
  • Applications received after the deadline will not be considered
  • To apply, click here.
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