Invitation for applications for the IRADAC/Schomburg Digitization Fellowships

Fall 2019/Spring 2020


Students will work closely with staff at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.  Located in Harlem, the Schomburg Center is recognized as one of the world’s leading research institutions focusing on African-American, African Diaspora, and African experience.  Throughout the fall semester, fellows will work primarily on-site at the Schomburg assisting staff to identify materials within their extensive collections that might be digitized in order to make them more available to the general public.  In the spring semester fellows will be required to give informal presentations on their findings as part of the IRADAC Fellows Symposium.

Stipend & Conditions:

Each fellow will receive a $10,000 stipend.  IRADAC/Schomburg Digitization Fellows will coordinate with the IRADAC Fellows Program recipients in organizing and participating in the IRADAC Fellows Symposium which takes place in the spring semester.  Additional meetings with the IRADAC Fellows are expected.


Offered to level II or III Graduate Center Ph.D. students with primary research interests in any aspect of the African Diaspora.

Application Procedure

Faculty reference letter (from the Program EO or dissertation advisor) describing the research and the student’s progress should be submitted at

Applicants must submit a project description. A writing sample (e.g., chapter from the dissertation) and a CV are also required.  Applicants should submit their materials to the following link:


All materials are due 4pm, Friday, May 10th, 2019.

For additional information please contact:

Zee Dempster, Assistant Director
IRADAC – Institute for Research on the African Diaspora
in the Americas and the Caribbean
The Graduate Center
City University of New York
Room 7114
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10016

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