Fellowships at the Met are awarded to scholars in the fields of art history, archaeology, museum education, conservation, and related sciences, as well as scholars in other disciplines, whose dynamic and interdisciplinary projects require close study of objects in The Met collection. Fellowships at The Met are an opportunity for scholars from around the world to use the Museum as a place for exchange, research, and professional advancement.
Fellows are fully integrated into the life of the Museum and are given unique access to the inner workings of The Met through a rich program of tours, roundtable discussions, and workshops. Fellows are given a workspace and access to libraries, collections, research facilities, labs, and the time and space to think.
Met fellowships are awarded to junior scholars, postdoctoral and senior academics, and museum professionals for independent study or research.
All fellows, with the one exception of Theodore Rousseau Fellows, must be in residence at The Met during the fellowship period. Fellowships are 12 months in length, beginning on September 1 following the application deadline and ending August 31 of the following calendar year.
- PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and senior scholars are eligible to apply.
- Predoctoral fellows are those applicants who are currently working on their PhD; senior fellows are those who hold a PhD on the date of application and/or are well-established scholars.
- Applicants submit a specific research proposal that makes use of the Museum’s collection and/or resources, and accepted fellows spend the majority of their time working on that project.
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