Newberry Institute for Research and Education
The Newberry Institute for Research and Education supports scholarship and programming to advance the Newberry’s core mission of promoting the effective use of its collection for research, teaching, and publication. We seek to build a collaborative and welcoming environment that brings together a wide range of audiences to engage with critical humanities questions.
Newberry Institute programs create active communities of scholars, students, teachers, and the public to develop new understandings of our world through the study of the humanities.
Opportunities For Scholars
Fellowship programs attract scholars to our collections to pursue ground-breaking research, while Scholarly Seminars and the Scholar-in-Residence Program add to communities within the Newberry. Research Centers collaborate with scholars from around the world - see the work of the Smith Center for the History of Cartography, the McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, the Center for Renaissance Studies, and the Chicago Studies Program. In the summers, the Newberry is a hive of activity thanks to Paleography Institutes and NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes.
Opportunities for Students
Graduate Students are eligible for Short-term Fellowships, the Graduate Scholar-in-Residence Program, the Paleography Institutes, and NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes. Graduate students from eligible institutions may participate in focused seminars through the Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium, Newberry Consortium for American Indian Studies (NCAIS), and Chicago Studies. Two Undergraduate Seminars bring talented college students to the Newberry for intensive research.
Opportunities for Teachers
The Newberry Institute’s Teacher Programs provide numerous professional development opportunities for teachers and builds popular Digital Collections for the Classroom.
Opportunities for the Public
The Newberry Institute for Research and Education includes 21 Newberry staff members and is led by Laura McEnaney, Vice President for Research and Academic Programs.