Deadline: 15 January 2011Open to: scholars from abroad or U.S. scholarsStarting date: 1 June 2011Scholarship: predoctoral $30,000, senior or postdoctoral $45,000
The collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum spans the nation’s artistic heritage, representing outstanding visual accomplishments from the seventeenth century to the present day.
Each scholar is provided a carrel in the Fellowship Office located across the street from the Museum.
During their stay at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, scholars will be part of one of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished fellowship programs in American art, and will have the opportunity to attend a wide variety of lectures, symposiums, and professional workshops. Short research trips are also possible.
Qualifications and Selection
Applicants will be evaluated based on the quality of the proposed research project, academic standing, scholarly qualifications, and experience. The project’s compatibility with the Museum’s collections, facilities, staff, and programs will also be considered. A committee of curators and historians will review the applications.
The stipend for a one-year predoctoral fellowship is $30,000, plus research and travel allowances. The stipend for a senior or postdoctoral fellowship is $45,000, plus research and travel allowances. The standard term of residency is twelve months, but shorter terms will be considered; stipends are prorated for periods of less than twelve months.
Only one application is necessary; applicants will automatically be considered in all relevant award categories. Applicants interested in a specific named fellowship are encouraged to provide a statement that indicates how their research topic is particularly suited to that award.
For applications or general information:
Amelia Goerlitz, Fellowship Program Coordinator
Smithsonian American Art Museum fellowship Office
Telephone: (202) 633-8353
Awards are based on merit. Fellowships are open to all qualified persons without reference to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or condition of handicap.