Noël Coward Fellowship

Historic black-and-white photos of Noël Coward posing in five different positions while sitting backwards on a chair, wearing a suit, and smoking a cigarette
Noël Coward, portrait photographs in chair with cigarette, contact sheet. Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. Explore more in NYPL's Digital Collections.

The Billy Rose Theatre Division at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce a call for applications for the inaugural year of our Noël Coward Fellowship. This fellowship will support a scholar working on a project related to Coward or his work, over the period of a year. The fellow will receive a stipend of $10,000 for travel and living expenses in New York City and $2,500 for orders of new digitization of material in our collection. At the end of the fellowship year, the fellow will present their work in a public program in the Bruno Walter Auditorium, and will curate a small exhibition in three cases on the third floor of the Library.

Applicants should submit a current CV and a 1,000 word description of their project at The New York Public Library's Fellowship Portal. Applications should describe specific collections and material to be reviewed, a timeline for the work, and a description of the intended product. Applicants will also be asked to provide contact information for one letter of recommendation.

Eligibility: Only US citizens, permanent residents and foreign nationals who are US residents for tax purposes may apply.

Application Deadline: December 31, 2021


This fellowship is made possible by a gift from the Noël Coward Foundation.

Noël Coward Foundation logo, featuring Art Deco-style lettering