Due Date: 15.10 2018. Senior Fellowships support full-time research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts. The program is intended for those who have held PhDs for five years or more, or possess an equivalent record of professional accomplishment. Scholars are expected to reside in Washington, D.C. and to participate in the activities of the Center throughout the fellowship period. Fellowships are awarded without regard to age or nationality.
- The Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellowships are intended to support research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, prints and drawings, film, photography, decorative arts, industrial design, and other arts) of any geographical area and of any period.
- The Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellowships are intended to support research on European art before the early nineteenth century.
- The William C. Seitz Senior Fellowship is primarily intended to support research on modern and contemporary art.
- Senior fellowship applications are also solicited from scholars in other disciplines whose work examines artifacts or has implications for the analysis and criticism of form./
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. In addition, senior fellows who relocate to Washington are provided with housing in apartments near the Gallery, subject to availability.
A senior fellowship award for the academic year is normally limited to one-half of the applicant’s salary, up to a maximum of USD $50,000, depending on individual circumstances. Awards for a single academic term are prorated. Senior fellows also receive allowances for travel to a scholarly conference, in addition to housing, as available.