Smithsonian Fellowships in American Art

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery invite applications for research fellowships in art and visual culture of the United States. A variety of predoctoral, postdoctoral, and senior fellowships are available. Fellowships are residential and support independent and dissertation research. The stipend for a one-year fellowship is $30,000 for predoctoral fellows or $45,000 for senior and postdoctoral fellows, plus research and travel allowances. The standard term of residency is twelve months, but shorter terms will be considered; stipends are prorated for periods of less than twelve months. For research consultation, contact: Dr. Virginia Mecklenburg at or Dr. Cynthia Mills at

Application deadline: January 15, 2011. Contact: Fellowship Office, American Art Museum, (202) 633-8353, For more information and a link to the Smithsonian’s online fellowship application, please visit Only one application is necessary; applicants will automatically be considered in all relevant award categories.


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