Due Date: 21.9 2018. The Fellowship supports research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts of any geographic area and of any period. Visiting senior fellowship applications are also solicited from scholars in other disciplines whose work examines artifacts or has implications for the analysis and criticism of visual forms. For 2019–2020, the Center encourages applications in the fields of the visual arts and culture of African Americans, Africa, and the African diaspora.
Fellowships are for full-time research, and scholars are expected to reside in Washington and to participate in the activities of the Center throughout the fellowship period. Lectures, colloquia, and informal discussions complement the fellowship program.
Open to applicants without regard to age or nationality. Candidates must have held PhDs for five years or more, or who possess an equivalent record of professional accomplishment.
Visiting senior fellows who relocate to Washington are provided with housing in apartments near the Gallery, subject to availability. Visiting senior fellows have 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.
The Center will also consider appointment of associates who have obtained outside awards for full-time research and would like to be affiliated with the Center. Appointments to associate status will be considered for periods of up to 60 days. Qualifications and selection for associate status are the same as those for visiting senior fellows.