Newberry Consortium

American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois is pleased to announce its membership in the Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies (NCAIS). Since its inception in July 2009, the Consortium has been trans-national in scope and organized conferences, symposia, workshops and courses, as well as offered fellowships and stipends for graduate students and faculty to participate in these activities.

Other institutional members include Cornell University, Harvard University, Michigan State University, Princeton University, University of British Columbia, University of Manitoba, University of Minnesota, University of Montana, University of New Mexico, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Winnipeg, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, University of Wyoming, Vanderbilt University, and Yale University.

Newberry 2018-2019 Fellowships

The Newberry is now accepting fellowship applications for the 2018-19 academic year

The following fellowships are intended to support graduate students and faculty members from NCAIS member institutions:

  • Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Long-Term Faculty Fellowship, which offers four to six months of support for a scholar to work in residence at the Newberry on a project relating to American Indian Studies;
  • Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Short-Term Faculty Fellowship, which supports one month in residence for work in the Newberry's collections;
  • Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Short-Term Graduate Student Fellowships, available to PhD candidates for travel-to-collections grants at the Newberry or other research venues. Fellowship recipients are expected to present their research at the consortium's annual graduate student conference or at a Newberry-sponsored seminar in American Indian and Indigenous Studies.

To learn more about eligibility requirements, application guidelines, and additional fellowship opportunities at the Newberry, please visit our website. Questions should be addressed to research(@)

The deadline for long-term fellowships is November 1. The deadline for short-term opportunities is December 15.