Art History Fellowships 2011–2012

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

NB Deadline is very soon 5th November 2010

The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers annual resident fellowships in art history to qualified graduate students at the predoctoral level as well as to postdoctoral researchers. 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.

The application deadline for art history fellowships awarded for the 2011–2012 year is November 5, 2010.

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.

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.

For details of the individual fellowships and details of how to apply see: