A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, 2020–2022
The Center currently offers one postdoctoral fellowship biennially for two consecutive academic years. The A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will reside in Washington. During both years of a two-year residency the A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow carries out research and writing for publication and designs and directs an intensive weeklong seminar for the seven predoctoral fellows in residence at the Center. In the second academic year, while continuing research and writing in residence, the fellow is expected to teach one course (advanced undergraduate or graduate) by arrangement at a neighboring university in addition to directing a weeklong seminar for the predoctoral fellows at the Center, which may repeat the one designed and directed in the first academic year.
Field of Study
The A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship supports research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts of any period or culture. For
The A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will be in residence at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts for two years and will participate fully in the activities of the Center throughout the fellowship period. The fellow will be provided with housing in an apartment near the Gallery, subject to availability, and with a shared study. The fellow has access to the notable resources represented by the art collections, the library, and the image collections of the National Gallery of Art, as well as to the Library of Congress and other specialized research libraries and collections in the Washington area.
Qualifications and Selection
Applicants for the A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship must have received the
The A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship award is $50,000 per year. The fellow also receives allowances for travel, in addition to housing, as available.
Candidates for postdoctoral fellowships must complete an online application that includes brief proposals
for the topic of the predoctoral seminar and the university course and a copy of an article or a chapter of
a book, to be submitted on or before October 15, 2019. Three letters of recommendation in support of the
application are required. After a preliminary selection, several candidates will be invited to Washington in
early 2020 for interviews. The A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship cannot be deferred or renewed.
Holders of the A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship may reapply for a senior or visiting senior fellowship
five years after the completion of the fellowship. Individuals may not apply for other Center fellowships
while an application is pending or once a fellowship has been awarded.
A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships
- award period:
deadline: October 15, 2019
For information contact:
Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts
National Gallery of Art
2000B South Club Drive
Landover, Maryland 20785
Telephone: (202) 842-6482
E-mail: [email protected]
This announcement supersedes all previous information about the postdoctoral fellowship.