Art History Fellowships
Fellowships at The Met are an opportunity for scholars from around the world to use the Museum as a place for exchange, research, and professional advancement. Fellows are fully integrated into the life of the Museum and are given unique access to the inner workings of The Met through a rich program of tours, roundtable discussions, and workshops. Fellows are given a workspace and access to libraries, collections, research facilities, labs, and the time and space to think.
The number of fellowships awarded depends on funds and resources available.
The stipend amount for one year is $42,000 for predoctoral fellows and $52,000 for senior fellows, with up to an additional $6,000 for travel (maximum of six weeks).
How to Apply
All applications must be submitted online and in English. We will not accept applications or related materials via email, postal mail, or in person.
The online application will require you to provide the following:
1. Documents as Microsoft Word or PDF files:
- Full curriculum vitae of education, professional experience, honors, awards, and publications
- Project proposal including:
- A two-part statement, not to exceed 1,000 words, specifying what you wish to accomplish during the fellowship period and detailing how you can utilize the Museum's resources to accomplish your goals
- Tentative schedule of work to be accomplished during the fellowship period
- Tentative schedule of travel required (maximum of six weeks) during the fellowship period
- For predoctoral applicants only: official undergraduate and graduate transcripts
- List of any non–Metropolitan Museum fellowships or grants for which you have applied in the same period
2. Contact information for three recommenders (at least one academic and one professional), none of whom may be current Metropolitan Museum of Art staff. Once you have submitted your recommenders' names, titles, and email addresses, they will automatically be emailed instructions for uploading their letters online. Please note that each letter must include the recommender's complete title and contact information. We encourage recommenders to submit letters in English.
The deadline for all application materials, including transcripts and letters of recommendation, is the first Friday in November at 5 pm (EST).
For more information about the application process, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. If your question is not answered there, please contact us.
All applicants will be notified by the last Friday in February following the application deadline.
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