Fellowship: Beinecke Postdoctoral Fellowship,CASVA – Deadline 15 November 2020

Washington, DC—The National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) has announced the creation of the Beinecke Postdoctoral Fellowship—an appointment for two consecutive academic years. This fellowship will be offered every other year and was made possible through the generosity of Frederick W. Beinecke and his family in response to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s 75th Anniversary Endowment Challenge Grant.

During the first year, the Beinecke Postdoctoral Fellow will carry out research and writing for publication while residing in Washington, with access to the Gallery’s collection, library, and image collections as well as the Library of Congress and other regional research libraries and collections. In the second academic year, while continuing research and writing in residence, the Beinecke Postdoctoral Fellow will teach one course by arrangement at a neighboring university. While this fellowship supports research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts of any period or culture, CASVA particularly encourages applications in underrepresented fields.

“In this moment of fewer opportunities for recent PhDs in art history and related fields, we are especially grateful for the opportunity to establish a new fellowship that enables them to carry out groundbreaking scholarship and to gain valuable teaching experience,” says Steven Nelson, dean of the Center.

The inaugural Beinecke Postdoctoral Fellowship will be awarded for the period September 2021–August 2023. Applications are open now and due by November 15, 2020.

See the link below for more information, and application instructions:



Published by Ellie Wilson

Ellie Wilson holds a First Class Honours in the History of Art from the University of Bristol, with a particular focus on Medieval Florence. In 2020 she achieved a Distinction in her MA at The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she specialised in the art and architecture of Medieval England under the supervision of Dr Tom Nickson. Her dissertation focussed on an alabaster altarpiece, and its relationship with the cult of St Thomas Becket in France and the Chartreuse de Vauvert. Her current research focusses on the artistic patronage of London’s Livery Companies immediately pre and post-Reformation. Ellie will begin a PhD at the University of York in Autumn 2021 with a WRoCAH studentship, under the supervision of Professor Tim Ayers and Dr Jeanne Nuechterlein.

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