About the fellowhsip
The Wolfsonian Fellowship program will be on hiatus during the 2017–18 academic year, as the museum undertakes improvements to its headquarters building and storage facilities. We will not, therefore, be accepting fellowship applications in 2016. The next application deadline will be December 31, 2017 for periods in residence beginning in mid-2018.
The Wolfsonian–FIU Fellowship program promotes scholarly research on The Wolfsonian’s collections. Since its inception in 1995, the program has supported projects from a wide range of academic fields. Fellowships are awarded for full-time research at The Wolfsonian, generally for periods of three to four weeks. Fellowships include a stipend, accommodations, and round-trip travel. The timing of dates will be negotiated with individual awardees. The program is open to holders of master’s or doctoral degrees, Ph.D. candidates, and to others who have a significant record of professional achievement in relevant fields. Scholars from outside of the United States are eligible. Fellowships are awarded without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability. The annual deadline is December 31 for a residency beginning no earlier than July 1 of the following year. Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their project with the Fellowship Coordinator prior to submitting proposals and submit their application online via The Wolfsonian–FIU Fellowship Application. Please contact the Fellowship Coordinator for further information. The Wolfsonian belongs to the Association of Research Institutes in Art History (ARIAH), a consortium of museums and other institutions that support advanced research in the visual arts.
Overview of the museum
The Wolfsonian's collections comprise approximately 180,000 objects from the 1850s to 1950s—the height of the Industrial Revolution through the aftermath of the Second World War—in a variety of media including furniture; industrial-design objects; works in glass, ceramics, and metal; rare books; periodicals; ephemera; works on paper; paintings; textiles; and medals. Opened to the public in 1995, The Wolfsonian has received wide recognition among scholars, collectors, educators, the media, museum professionals, and visitors for its unrivaled collection of modern material culture and its multidisciplinary approach to looking at objects as both agents and expressions of change. While these objects can best be understood in the context in which they were created, they illuminate as much about our times as they reveal about their own. The museum supports scholarship and develops and disseminates critically acclaimed exhibitions, publications, and educational programs that highlight the impact of design in shaping the modern world.
The Wolfsonian uses objects to illustrate the persuasive power of art and design, to explore what it means to be modern, and to tell the story of social, political, and technological changes that have transformed our world. It encourages people to see the world in new ways, and to learn from the past as they shape the present and influence the future.
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