Art History Project Funding

Opportunities associated with MOMA

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 collections. 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 2012–2013 year is November 4, 2011. Learn more about applying for an art history fellowship at the Met.

Opportunities associated with the National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts announces its annual program of support for advanced graduate research in the history, theory, and criticism of art, architecture, and urbanism. Each of the following nine fellowships has specific requirements and intents, including support for the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation, for residency and travel during the period of dissertation research, and for postdoctoral research. Application for a predoctoral fellowship may be made only through nomination by the chair of the graduate department of art history or other appropriate departments. To be eligible, the nominee must have completed all departmental requirements, including course work, residency, and general and preliminary examinations, before November 15, 2006. Certification in two languages other than English is required. Candidates must be either United States citizens or enrolled in a university in the United States.

Learn more about applying.

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