History Fellowship

Green-Wood is pleased to announce the launch of an all-new research fellowship program in history. The fellowship provides support for current graduate students or early-career scholars to conduct independent research in any area of study that makes direct use of Green-Wood’s historical resources. 

Our 2024-2025 history fellow has been selected. Applications for the 2025-2026 fellowship will open in 2025.


The Green-Wood History Fellowship provides one selected awardee with unparalleled access to the Cemetery’s expansive landscape and extensive archives in support of their academic research. Over a 9-month period, the fellow will work closely alongside the Cemetery’s professional staff and ultimately have the opportunity to craft public history programs to share their research findings with a wider audience. Potential fields of study include the history of cemeteries or New York City, burial and funerary customs, environmental history, public health, demographics, landscape design, and more. 

The fellowship is open to current graduate students or early-career scholars (no more than 5 years out from their PhD). For details and to apply, click here


Opportunities to explore and examine history at Green-Wood abound. Green-Wood’s institutional archives comprise an immense collection of meticulously preserved records, connected to over half a million individuals (580,000 in total) interred at Green-Wood. Dating back to 1838, the archival collections include burial files, documentation of the Cemetery’s founding, business records of the Cemetery, transfer records, architectural drawings, photographs, and more. In addition, Green-Wood has a collection of over 10,000 historical artifacts (including art, photographs, ephemera, and more) gathered in the last two decades, as well as hundreds of thousands of historical monuments across the grounds.

Learn more about Green-Wood’s archival collections here, and be sure to read this enlightening essay about what there is to discover.