Art History Fellowships

Projects should relate to the Museum’s collection. The fields of research for art history candidates include Asian art, arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, antiquities, arms and armor, costumes, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture, textiles, and Western art.

Some art history fellowships for travel abroad are also available for students whose projects involve firsthand examination of paintings in major European collections.

Predoctoral art history fellows, with the exception of Theodore Rousseau fellows, can be asked to assist the hosting curatorial departments with projects that complement and which are incidental to their approved scholarly subject.

Please be aware that not all departments request this assistance. Senior fellows are generally expected to spend all of their time on their approved fellowship projects.

However, if a senior fellow would like to contribute a portion of his or her time to the department it is usually welcomed.

The fellows may be asked to give gallery talks during their fellowship term and are expected to participate in a fellows’ colloquium in the second half of their fellowship in which they give a twenty-minute presentation on their work in progress.

The Bothmer Fellowship

Chester Dale Fellowships

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships

J. Clawson Mills Scholarships

Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellowships

Theodore Rousseau Fellowships

Annette Kade Fellowship

The Douglass Foundation Fellowship in American Art

The Slifka Foundation Interdisciplinary Fellowship

The Hanns Swarzenski and Brigitte Horney Swarzenski Fellowship

Pat O’Connell Memorial Fellowship in Medieval Art

Fellowships generally cannot be awarded for projects involving exhibitions to be organized and installed during the fellowship period.

All fellowships must take place between September 1, 2011, and August 31, 2012.  Fellowships generally begin in September.

Application, along with the required letters of recommendation, must be made by letter and must be received by the deadline date of November 5, 2010. Electronically submitted applications and letters of recommendation will not be accepted.

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Applications must be submitted to :

Fellowship Program in Art History,
The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
1000 Fifth Avenue,
New York, New York 10028-0198,
Attn. Marcie Karp,
Fax: 212-396-5168,
Email: education.grants@metmuseum.org.

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