Tyson Scholars of American Art Program at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Applications for the Tyson Scholars Program are now accepted. This program is open to scholars holding a PhD (or equivalent) as well as to PhD candidates. Tyson Scholars will have access to the art and library collections of Crystal Bridges as well as the library at the University of Arkansas in nearby Fayetteville. Expires in 62 days!

Program Description
Crystal Bridges Museum and the Tyson Scholars Program encourages and supports scholarship that seeks to expand boundaries or traditional categories of investigation into American art. Crystal Bridges invites applications addressing a variety of topics including art history, architecture, visual and material culture, Indigenous art, Latin American art, American studies, and contemporary art. Projects with an interdisciplinary focus are particularly encouraged.

Award Value
To support their research, Tyson Scholars have access to the art and library collections of Crystal Bridges as well as the library at the University of Arkansas in nearby Fayetteville. Housing is provided at the Crystal Bridges Farmhouse, within easy walking distance from the Museum via wooded trails and approximately 1.5 miles from downtown Bentonville. Scholars have private bed and bathrooms in the house, and share comfortable indoor and outdoor common spaces including an expansive yard, patio, and swimming pool. In addition to housing, Scholars are provided office or carrel space in the curatorial wing of Crystal Bridges’ Library. Stipends vary depending on the duration of residency, and position as senior scholar, post-doctoral scholar, or pre-doctoral scholar and range from $15,000 to $30,000 per semester. Additional funds for relocation are provided, and research travel funds are available during the residency upon application.

Level and Area of Studies
Residencial program in a variety of topics including art history, architecture, visual and material culture, Indigenous art, Latin American art, American studies, and contemporary art.

Place of Study
The study will be taken in the United States.

Eligibility and Criteria
The program is open to scholars holding a PhD (or equivalent experience) as well as to PhD candidates. Applicants may be affiliated with a university, museum, or independent. Scholars will be selected on the basis of their potential to advance understanding of American art and to intersect meaningfully with aspects of Crystal Bridges’ collections, architecture, or landscape.

Applicants’ Nationality
The U.S. citizens are welcome to apply.

Submission Deadline
15 January 2019.

Website and Application Link

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