The Terra Foundation Fellowships in American Art | Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Terra Foundation Fellowships in American Art at SAAM foster international research on U.S. art and visual culture prior to 1980 that relates to the collections of the Smithsonian Institution. Fellowships of three to twelve months are available at the predoctoral, postdoctoral, and senior levels to scholars from abroad who are researching American art or to US scholars with an exceptionally strong international component to their study. Fellowships are residential and support full-time independent and dissertation research at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC.

The application deadline 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 Terra Foundation Fellowships if eligible.

The stipend for a one-year fellowship is $36,000 for predoctoral scholars and $50,400 for postdoctoral scholars, plus research and travel allowances. Distinguished senior-level recipients of the Terra Foundation Fellowships are eligible for an augmented stipend of $60,000 for the full year. The standard residency for fellowships 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.