Scholars in Residence

NYC: Scholars in Residence


This 12-week, fully-funded residency program places 2-4 Dietrich School undergraduates in NYC over the summer 2018 to conduct self-directed theatre arts research in the Billy Rose Theatre Division of the New York Public Library (NYPL). Over the summer, residents will write about their research for the NYPL web site and Pitt’s Archives & Special Collections Tumblr blog. At the end of the summer, residents exhibit their own research in the NYPL's Performing Arts Library in Lincoln Center. In the fall term following the residency, undergraduates will register for course credit to continue and finalize their final research projects and present/perform/exhibit/stage their work at a public event with the University of Pittsburgh. Throughout the summer and fall terms, students will have academic support from OUR staff, Faculty Mentors, and Archivists/Librarians who will provide training prior to their trip to New York as well as afterwards to ensure a positive and rewarding learning experience. Explore the Billy Rose Theatre Division.

Learn more at an upcoming Scholars in Residence Workshop!

Interested applicants should attend a workshop to hear from past participants, learn about the program, and plan their proposal writing process. Dates for spring 2019 Scholars in Residence workshops will be announced after before 2018 winter recess.

Application Details:

Eligible Dietrich School undergraduates...

  • are interested in joining a community of scholars;
  • have declared a disciplinary major; and
  • have a faculty sponsor within the project discipline responsible for oversight of the project.
Application: NYC Scholars in Residence Application
Deadline: Monday, February 19, 2019