National Gallery of Art: Senior Fellowship Program (2019-2020)

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts announces its program fro senior fellowships. Fellowships are for full-time research, and scholars are expected to reside in Washington and to participate in the activities of the Center throughout the fellowship period. Lectures, colloquia, and informal discussions complement the fellowship program. Each senior fellow is provided with a study. In addition, senior fellows who relocate to Washington are provided with housing in apartments near the Gallery, subject to availability.

One Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellowships are intended to support research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, prints and drawings, film, photography, decorative arts, industrial design, and other arts) of any geographical area and of any area. The Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellowships are intended to support research on European art before the early nineteenth century. The William C. Seitz Senior Fellowship is primarily intended to support research on modern and contemporary art. Senior fellowship application are also solicited from scholars in other disciplines who work examines artifacts or has implications for the analysis and criticism of form.

Senior fellowships are intended for those who have held the PhD for 5+ years or more at the time of application, or who possess an equivalent record of professional accomplishment. Individuals currently affiliated with the National Gallery of Art are not eligible for the senior fellowship program.

A senior fellowship award for the academic year is normally limited to 1/2 of applicants salary, up to a maximum of $50,000, depending on individual circumstances. Awards for a single academic term are prorated. Senior fellows also receive allowances for travel to a scholarly conference, in addition to housing, as available.

Applications: Candidates for the senior fellowship program must submit an online application that includes a proposal and a copy of two publications, either articles or chapters from books, to be submitted on or before the application deadline. Three letters of recommendation are required. Procedures for associate appointments are the same as those for the senior fellowship program. Holders of senior fellowships may reapply five years after the completion of the fellowship. Individuals may not apply for other Center fellowships while an application is pending or once a fellowship has been awarded. Senior fellowships may not be postponed or renewed.

Deadline: October 15, 2018

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