$75,000 New York Public Library 2023 Cullman Center Fellowship

Written by David on July 3, 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Creative Writing, Policy Research
  • Country of the Scholarship

    United States
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Mailto: [email protected]

Fellowships are provided by the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Centre for Scholars and Writers to those whose work would directly benefit from access to the research collections housed at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, which is located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in New York City. The Library is one of the most important resources for research in the following fields: anthropology, art, geography, history, languages and literature, philosophy, politics, popular culture, psychology, religion, sociology, sports, and urban studies. It is renowned for the incredible comprehensiveness of its contents, which make it one of the most comprehensive libraries in the world.

The Cullman Centre seeks out writing of the highest possible calibre. Within the Centre itself, in public forums located throughout the Library, and in the published work of the Fellows, it seeks to encourage dynamic communication regarding literary works and scholarly research at the very highest level.


About the Scholarship Provider:

The New York Public Library (NYPL), located in Manhattan, is a historic building known for its impressive staircase that is guarded by two marble lions on either side. After several years of construction, the main building of the New York Public Library, which is now formally known as the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, first welcomed customers in the year 1911. The research centre of the New York Public Library can be found on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, next to Bryant Park. It is the primary branch of the NYPL. This structure is designed in the Beaux-Arts style, and while your visit, you are welcome to make use of the available workstations as well as the internet.

 In terms of total square footage, the New York Public Library is the nation’s second-largest public library. The New York Public Library has multiple branches across the city, but the one in Bryant Park is undoubtedly the most well-known and spectacular of them all. It is exciting to explore the towering edifice with its lofty ceilings, big stairs, and mystery passageways. The lions Patience and Fortitude, which stand in front of the entrance to the New York City Public Library, are considered to “guard” the building.


The New York Public Library has been dedicated to serving the people of New York City ever since it was established in 1895, regardless of the conditions. The COVID-19 pandemic presented our city and our customers with a set of issues that had never been seen before. However, as it has always done, the Library acted swiftly to adapt in order to make certain that communities continued to have access to the information and resources they required. The Library expanded its main digital services while continuously monitoring the quickly shifting conditions. These new services include online learning support for students, remote research services, online programmes, and virtual one-on-one job support. In addition, the New York Public Library reopened all of its branch locations in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island as soon as it was able to do so. This was done in stages to ensure that New Yorkers could continue to have access to the essential services and resources.

The Library was established on the principles that everyone should have unfettered and unrestricted access to learning and opportunity. It is a monument to the Library’s continuing heritage as one of the city’s most essential civic institutions that the problems of 2020 and 2021 did not deter, but rather underlined, the institution’s core aim to serve New Yorkers during even the most turbulent times.


SeNSS is one of only 14 Doctoral Training Partnerships in the United Kingdom that is sponsored by the ESRC, and they will be offering a handful of fully-funded ESRC doctoral studentships beginning in September 2023. SeNSS is one of the only 14 Doctoral Training Partnerships in the United Kingdom that is sponsored by the ESRC.


Scholarship Sponsor(s): New York Public Library (NYPL)

Scholarship Country: United States of America

Scholarship Worth: $75,000

Study Level:  Postgraduate

Nationality: International Students


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Scholarship Offer:

  • A Cullman Centre Fellow is given a stipend that can reach up to $75,000, the use of an office that is equipped with a computer, as well as complete access to the Library’s physical and electronic resources.
  • The Fellowship term begins in September and ends in May, during which time Fellows are expected to be actively engaged in work at the Centre. Each Fellow is required to give a discussion about his or her current work-in-progress during lunch to the other Fellows as well as to a wide range of invited guests, and they may be asked to participate in other programmes at The New York Public Library.


The Gustafsson & Skrondal Visiting Scholarship is administered by the University of Oslo’s Centre for Educational Measurement (CEMO). As part of the visiting scholar program, CEMO and the University of Oslo host a number of young researchers from Norway and elsewhere each year.


Eligibility for Scholarship.

  • Open to eminent academics, independent researchers, journalists, poets, authors, playwrights, translators, and visual artists.
  • Applicants from other countries who are fluent in English are encouraged to submit their applications. Candidates for the Fellowship will be required to spend the majority of their time working in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, as opposed to working in any of the Library’s other divisions.
  • Applicants who are seeking financing for research that will lead directly to a degree will be disqualified.



The New York Public Library 2023 Cullman Center Fellowship  is open to all International Students


If a student enrolls in one of the degree programs offered by SOAS University of London, they may be eligible to receive a fee waiver award in the amount of £5,000. This award is available to students who are interested in receiving a degree from SOAS University of London.


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Application Procedure

  • Are you interested, and do you qualify? To submit an application, please visit the New York Public Library (NYPL) online at nypl.onlineapplicationportal.com.


Application Deadline

The application deadline for the New York Public Library 2023 Cullman Center Fellowship  is September 29, 2023.

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