Category Archives: Funding & Fellowships

Fellowships: RISD 2020-2022

Spalter Teaching Fellowships
Fall 2020-Spring 2022
Spalter Teaching Fellows are trained as RISD Museum educators and are responsible for teaching and working with children and youth ages 5 to 18. They undergo rigorous training with the Museum’s educators, who introduce them to the Museum’s collection and pedagogy. Fellows support learning from original works of art and the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and creative interpretation.
The Spalter Teaching Fellowship is open to RISD and Brown graduate and undergraduate students from all disciplinary backgrounds. Spalter Teaching Fellows receive $5000 per academic year and must commit to a two-year fellowship, serving up to eight hours per week. Applications due February 21.
Applications due February 28.
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The Joan Hall and Mark Weil Conservation Fund Fellowship
Fall 2020-Spring 2022
The Hall/Weil Fellow will receive professional conservation training from the museum’s Objects Conservator to introduce them to the collections care and preventive conservation activities relating to the museum’s permanent collection. The Fellow will assist the conservator, supporting both the short-term and long-term care of original works of art.The Joan Hall and Mark Weil Conservation Fund Fellowship is open to undergraduate students from all disciplinary backgrounds. The Hall/Weil Fellow will receive $10.90 per hour and must commit to a two-year fellowship, serving six hours per week during the fall and spring semesters. 
Applications due February 28.
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American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) summer fellowships for Turkish language study in Istanbul

ARIT Summer Fellowships for Advanced Turkish Language in Istanbul offer intensive advanced study of Turkish at Bogazici University during the summer 2020.  Participants must have two years of Turkish language study or the equivalent.  The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend.   The application deadline is coming up on February 1, 2020!

Full-time students and scholars affiliated at academic institutions are eligible to apply. To be a fellowship applicant, you must:

  1. Be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States
  2. Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level academic program, or be faculty
  3. Have a minimum B average in current program of study; and
  4. Perform at the high-intermediate level on a proficiency-based admissions examination

This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Post-Secondary Education, together with the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages, and Georgetown University.

Funding & Fellowships: Lemmermann Foundation Fellowship

for RESEARCH in ROME (Italy)

The Lemmermann Foundation awards a limited number of fellowships to master’s students and doctoral candidates in order to support their cost of research in the classical studies and humanities. Fields of study include but are not limited to Archaeology, History, History of Art, Italian, Latin, Musicology, Philosophy, and Philology. Applicants must provide evidence for their need to study and carry out research in Rome. Topic of research must be related to Rome or the Roman culture from the Pre-Roman period to the present day.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must:

  1. be enrolled in a recognized higher education program or affiliated with a research institute;
  2. have a basic knowledge of the Italian language;
  3. be born after March 31st, 1984.

DEADLINE: Next deadline for sending applications is March 31st, 2020.

STIPEND: The monthly scholarship amount is established in 750 euro.

TO APPLY: Applicants must include the following documents:

  1. A research proposal that includes a description of their area of study;
  2. Two recommendation letters;
  3. A curriculum vitae;
  4. A photocopy of the applicant’s passport or a birth certificate.

Applications must be sent by March 31, 2020 to:
Fondazione Lemmermann
c/o Studio Associato Romanelli
via Cosseria 5 00192 Rome – ITALY

Applicants are requested to send their applications to the Lemmermann Foundation’s office in Rome by March 31, 2020 (postmark deadline). Applicants must also include the electronic application number that is obtained upon completion of the on-line application form.
Further information and access to the on-line application form is

Funding & Fellowships: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2020-2021 Fellowships at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art welcomes applications from scholars of the history of art and visual culture, archaeology, conservation and related sciences, as well as those in other disciplines whose projects relate to objects in The Met’s collection. The tremendous diversity of fellows’ projects reflects the historic and geographic diversity of the Museum’s collection. The community of fellows becomes immersed in the intellectual life of the Museum and takes part in a robust program of colloquia, roundtable seminars, research- sharing workshops, behind-the-scenes tours of exhibitions, conversations with Museum staff, and visits to the curatorial and conservation departments. Fellows form long-lasting professional relationships as they discuss research questions, look closely at objects, and share the experience of living in New York City.

Applications for the 2020–2021 season are open. Please visit for more information. Questions may be sent to

Deadlines for all application materials (including letters of recommendation):
History of Art and Visual Culture Fellowships – November 1, 2019
Leonard A. Lauder Fellowships in Modern Art – November 1, 2019
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship – November 1, 2019
Curatorial Research Fellowships – November 1, 2019
Conservation Fellowships and Scientific Research Fellowships – December 6, 2019
Research Scholarship in Photograph Conservation – December 6, 2019

More information about the above fellowships can be found about fellowship here:

Information about the Eugene V. Thaw Fellowship for Collections Cataloguing can be found in the pdf below.

Funding & Fellowships: Critical Language Scholarships (CLS)

The CLS is an intensive summer study abroad opportunity for American undergraduate and graduate students to learn languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity.  The program supports study at all levels (requirements vary by language).

The deadline November 19, 2019, is coming up for scholarships to study critical languages of the world, including Turkish and Arabic!
Please see:

The Critical Language Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, with funding provided by the U.S. Government. It is supported in its implementation by American Councils for International Education.