Applicants submit a specific, independent research project that makes use of the Museum’s collection and resources. Accepted fellows spend the majority of their time working on their proposed project. Many fellows will have an opportunity to assist the hosting curatorial departments with projects that complement their approved proposal. Not all departments request this assistance.
Two fellowships are available (see details below) the Museum’s Grant Committee awards candidates with one of two fellowships.
- Theodore Rousseau Fellowships support 12 months of travel abroad to conduct research related to paintings collections in Europe.
- Slifka Foundation Interdisciplinary Fellowships combine art historical research with training in the technical investigation of The Met collection. Applicants must apply to work on a specific project sponsored by the Museum. See the website for more information on the projects.
With the exception of the Theodore Rousseau Fellowship, all fellows must be in residence during their entire fellowship period (typically 1 year).
Applications are typically due in December.