Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

This two-year fellowship at The Met provides curatorial training and an opportunity for the fellow to engage with a community of scholars from around the world. The fellow is fully integrated into one of the Museum's curatorial departments, while devoting his or her time to a specific Met project. The individual works directly with one or more curators, who serve as supervisors and mentors throughout the term of the fellowship.

The fellow also has the opportunity to undertake an independent project in consultation with his or her supervising curator. Through weekly gatherings and discussions, the fellow takes part in research sharing and workshops that explore the inner workings of The Met.

Fellowship Period

The fellow must be in residence at the Metropolitan Museum during the fellowship period.

The fellowship period is September 1, 2018, to August 31, 2020. In rare instances, the Museum will consider an application for a third-year renewal.

Eligibility

Candidate must hold a doctoral degree (or international equivalent) in art history or archaeology in a field related to projects to be posted in August 2017. The degree should have been conferred within five years from the start date of the fellowship.

Projects

Applicants must submit a proposal that relates their work to one of the projects to be posted in August 2017. The accepted fellow works directly with one or more curators, who serve as supervisors and mentors throughout the term of the fellowship.

Funding

The fellow will receive an annual salary of $52,425, plus research and travel expenses up to a maximum of $6,000 and fringe benefits.

The Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow is a full-time exempt employee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 

Application date
3 Nov 2017
Date of residence
1 Sep 2018 to 31 Aug 2020
Duration
2 years, renewable
Country
America United States Mid-Atlantic
Discipline
Humanities Archaeology Art & Art History
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 5 years
Grants available
1
Award granted
US$ 52.425 annual salary + fringe benefits + research and travel funds
share