Fellowship Opportunities | Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and its Renwick Gallery invite applications for research fellowships in the art and visual culture of the United States. Fellowships are residential and support full-time independent and dissertation research. SAAM is home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world. Recipients will be part of the premier residential fellowship program in American art—one that celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in 2020.

The deadline for applications for the 2019-2020 cycle is November 1, 2018. Interested candidates should propose a SAAM primary advisor and submit their application to the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP). Only one application is necessary. Applicants to the SIFP who propose a SAAM primary advisor will automatically be considered for the museum’s named fellowships, including the Terra Foundation Fellowships, if eligible.

The stipend for a one-year fellowship is $36,000 for predoctoral scholars and $50,400 for postdoctoral and senior scholars, with an allowance of up to $4,000 available for short research trips. Additional allowances may be provided to help with temporary relocation to the Smithsonian and the cost of health insurance. Distinguished senior-level recipients of the Terra Foundation Fellowships are eligible for an augmented stipend of $60,000 for the full year. The standard term of residency is twelve months, but shorter terms are available with prorated stipends. All fellowships must take place between June 1, 2019, and August 31, 2020. The Smithsonian Office of International Relations will assist with arranging J-1 exchange visas for fellowship recipients who require them.

For more information, visit AmericanArt.si.edu/fellowships or contact SAAMFellowships@si.edu