A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in History and Related Studies

  • Target: The citizens of the United States or U.S. permanent residents
  • Benefits: $50,000 per year plus other benefits
  • Level and Discipline: Research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts of any time period or culture
  • Host Institution: Any institution – Washington, USA
  • Deadline: 15 October every year

The A. W. Mellon Foundation annually provide a huge amount of fund to support a postdoctoral fellowship, A.W. Mellon Fellowship. The selected candidates of this fellowship will be expected to conduct writing and research concerned on history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts. The value of the A.W Mellon Fellowship is $50,000 per year. All interested candidates must send application before 15 October every year

Fellowship Description
If you are selected as A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow you will reside in Washington. During the first year the fellow will carry out research and writing for publication. The fellow will also design and direct an intensive weeklong seminar for the seven predoctoral fellows at the Center, focusing on a topic related to the applicant’s field of interest and with a special emphasis on methodological issues. In the second academic year, while continuing research and writing in residence, the A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to teach one course (advanced undergraduate or graduate) by arrangement at a neighboring university.

Fellowship Value
The successful applicants will be granted $50,000 per year. Allowance for travel and other research need also be covered.

Level and Area of Studies
The A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship will support research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts of any time period or culture.

Place of Study: Washington, USA

Eligibility and Criteria
Applicants must have received the PhD degree. The fellowship is awarded without regard to age or nationality of applicants. Applications are reviewed by an external selection committee composed of scholars in the history of art. Individuals currently affiliated with the National Gallery of Art are not eligible for the A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship program.

Applications Instruction
All interested candidates for postdoctoral fellowships must complete an online application that includes brief proposals for the topic of the predoctoral seminar and the university course and a copy of an article or a chapter of a book, to be submitted on or before October 15. Three letters of recommendation in support of the application are required.

Holders of the A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship may reapply for a senior or visiting senior fellowship 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.

Submission Deadline
October 15 every year.

Contact Detail
Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts
National Gallery of Art
2000B South Club Drive
Landover, Maryland 20785
Telephone: (202) 842-6482
Fax: (202) 789-3026
E-mail: casva@nga.gov

Website and Application Link

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