From The Newberry:
The Newberry Graduate Scholar-in-Residence program encourages PhD candidates in the humanities to conduct research in our collection and to join our community of scholars for a full academic year. We invite graduate students with advanced to PhD candidacy to apply for this status, with preference given to those whose dissertation projects are well advanced. Graduate Scholars-in-Residence at the Newberry are expected to be “in residence” at the Newberry at least 10 hours per week from September to May, which will enable them to make good use of the collection and participate in the Newberry’s intellectual community. Like postdoctoral Scholars-in-Residence, Graduate Scholars-in-Residence should be willing to provide a small amount of service to the Newberry. Although the Newberry cannot offer remuneration to Graduate Scholars-in-Residence, we can offer some privileges, including reserve carrel space for paged materials, access to the Newberry during extended hours, and opportunities to present work-in-progress to the Newberry’s scholarly community.
Applications to become a Graduate Scholar-in-Residence are accepted each year in the spring. The applications for the 2014-15 academic year are due on May 1, 2014. We expect to notify applicants about their acceptance in June 2014. New Graduate Scholars-in-Residence are expected to begin their residences on September 2, 2014, so that they can join the new long-term fellows in Fall Orientation activities.