Fellowships for Writers at the Cullman Center by the New York Public Library, USA: Apply by Sep 30!

The New York Public Library, USA is inviting applications for their Fellowships for Writers at the Cullman Center!

About the New York Public Library

Since its founding in 1895, The New York Public Library has unwaveringly served New York City, no matter the circumstances.

The Library was founded on the ideals of free and open access to knowledge and opportunity for everyone. The challenges of 2020 and 2021 did not deter, but rather reaffirmed NYPL’s central objective to serve New Yorkers through even the most turbulent times—a testament to the enduring legacy of the Library as one of the city’s most essential civic institutions.

Scope of the Fellowship

  • The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers offers Fellowships to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the research collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street.
  • Renowned for the extraordinary comprehensiveness of its collections, the Library is one of the world’s preeminent resources for study in anthropology, art, geography, history, languages and literature, philosophy, politics, popular culture, psychology, religion, sociology, sports, and urban studies.

Criteria and Terms of the Fellowship

  • The Cullman Center’s Selection Committee awards fifteen Fellowships a year to outstanding scholars and writers—academics, independent scholars, journalists, creative writers (novelists, playwrights, poets), translators, and visual artists.
  • Foreign nationals conversant in English are welcome to apply.
  • Candidates for the Fellowship will need to work primarily at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building rather than at other divisions of the Library.
  • People seeking funding for research leading directly to a degree are not eligible. 
  • The Cullman Center looks for top-quality writing.
  • It aims to promote dynamic communication about literature and scholarship at the very highest level—within the Center, in public forums throughout the Library, and in the Fellows’ published work.
  • A Cullman Center Fellow receives a stipend of up to $75,000 (Rs. 59,67,037.50), the use of an office with a computer, and full access to the Library’s physical and electronic resources.
  • Fellows work at the Center for the duration of the Fellowship term, which runs from September through May.
  • Each Fellow gives a talk over lunch on his or her current work-in-progress to the other Fellows and to a wide range of invited guests, and may be asked to take part in other programs at The New York Public Library.


The deadline to apply is Friday, September 30, 2022, 5 PM EDT, which is Saturday, October 1, 2022, 2.30 AM Indian Standard Time.

How to Apply?

To apply for this Fellowship, click here.

Click here to read the official guidelines of the Fellowships at the Cullman Center by the New York Public Library, USA.


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