The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites applications for Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art, made possible by the generous support of the Getty Foundation. These fellowships are intended to support an academic year of research and/or writing by early career scholars from around the world for a project that will make a substantial and original contribution to the understanding of art and its history. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.
The ACLS will award 10 fellowships, each with a salary-replacement stipend, plus funds for research and travel during the award period. The fellowships are portable: a fellow may elect to take up the award at any appropriate site for the work proposed, including abroad. Awards also will include a one-week residence at the Getty Research Institute following the fellowship period.
Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships may not be held concurrently with other fellowships and grants, though they may be combined with sabbatical. Tenure of the award must encompass the entirety of the 2022-23 academic year, during which fellows must devote themselves to full-time research and writing. The residence for 2022-23 Getty/ACLS Fellows will be held in July 2023 (the exact date is to be determined).
- Applicants must have a PhD that was conferred between September 1, 2016 and December 31, 2020.
- Applicants who earned their PhDs in and/or are currently employed in any humanistic field may apply, so long as they demonstrate that their research draws substantially on the materials, methods, and/or findings of art history, and contributes to the field. Scholars may propose new approaches to art historical scholarship and/or explore connections between art history and other humanistic disciplines.
- This program welcomes proposals from applicants without restriction as to citizenship, country of residency, location of work proposed, or employment.
For complete application information and to apply, visit https://www.acls.org/Competitions-and-Deadlines/Getty-ACLS-Postdoctoral-Fellowships-in-the-History-of-Art.