Fellowships Available in USA 2014-2015

Winterthur, a public museum, library, and garden supporting the advanced
study of American art, culture, and history, announces its Research
Fellowship Program for 2014–15. Winterthur offers an extensive program of
short- and long-term fellowships open to academic, independent, and museum
scholars, including advanced graduate students, to support research in
material culture, architecture, decorative arts, design, consumer culture,
garden and landscape studies, Shaker studies, travel and tourism, the
Atlantic World, childhood, literary culture, and many other areas of social
and cultural history. Fellowships include 4–9 month NEH fellowships, 1–2
semester dissertation fellowships, and 1–2 month short-term fellowships.

Fellows have full access to the library collections, including more than
87,000 volumes and one-half million manuscripts and images, searchable
online at winterthur.org. Resources for the 17th to the early 20th
centuries include period trade catalogues, auction and exhibition
catalogues, an extensive reference photograph collection of decorative
arts, printed books, and ephemera. Fellows may conduct object-based
research in the museum’s collections, which include 90,000 artifacts and
works of art made or used in America to 1860, with a strong emphasis on
domestic life. Winterthur also supports a program of scholarly
publications, including Winterthur Portfolio: A Journal of American
Material Culture.

Fellows may reside in a furnished stone farmhouse on the Winterthur grounds
and participate in the lively scholarly community at Winterthur, the nearby
Hagley Museum and Library, the University of Delaware, and other area
museums. Fellowship applications are due January 15, 2014. For more details
and to apply, visit winterthur.org/fellowship or e-mail Rosemary Krill at


The Wolfsonian–Florida International University is a museum and research
center that promotes the examination of modern visual and material culture.
The focus of the Wolfsonian collection is on North American and European
decorative arts, propaganda, architecture, and industrial and graphic
design from the period 1885-1945. The United States, Great Britain,
Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands are the countries most extensively
represented. There are also smaller but significant collections of
materials from a number of other countries, including Austria,
Czechoslovakia, France, Japan, the former Soviet Union and Hungary. The
collection includes works on paper (including posters, prints and design
drawings), furniture, paintings, sculpture, glass, textiles, ceramics,
lighting and other appliances, and many other kinds of objects. The
Wolfsonian’s library has approximately 50,000 rare books, periodicals, and
ephemeral items.

Fellowships are intended to support full-time research, generally for a
period of three to five weeks. The program is open to holders of master’s
or doctoral degrees, Ph.D. candidates, and to others who have a significant
record of professional achievement in relevant fields. Applicants are
encouraged to discuss their project with the Fellowship Coordinator prior
to submission to ensure the relevance of their proposals to the
Wolfsonian’s collection.

The application deadline is December 31, for residency during the 2014-2015
academic years.

For information, please contact:
Fellowship Coordinator
The Wolfsonian-FIU
1001 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-535-2613 (phone)
305-531-2133 (fax)


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