Samuel I. Golieb Fellowship in Legal History

Please note: Golieb Fellows for 2023-24 have been selected.


The deadline for 2024-25 applications is February 1st, 2024.


The Samuel I. Golieb Fellowship was established in 1981 to provide young legal historians with research support and a forum to present their work. Fellows attend the Legal History Colloquium during the academic year and have the opportunity to present their own work in the colloquium. Fellows must reside in the metropolitan area during the fellowship period and participate in the intellectual life of the Law School. To that end, the Law School provides a workspace and access to university housing.

The stipend is currently $60,000. Fellows have access to health insurance and NYU recreational facilities. Dozens of Golieb alumni are members of law school faculties and history departments across the country.

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To apply for the Golieb Fellowship, submit the following materials: letter of interest; a CV; a short description of your proposed project for the year (five double-spaced pages or less); a sample of your scholarship; and two letters of recommendation. Applicants with joint degrees (J.D.-Ph.D.) are preferred but a joint degree is not required to apply. Electronic submissions are strongly preferred; please type “Golieb Fellowship” in the e-mail subject line. If any material must be sent by post, please use the address below.

Golieb Fellowship Program
c/o Peter Freedberger
NYU School of Law
40 Washington Square South, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-6012