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Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships for early-career art historians

Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships for early-career art historians

Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships for early-career art historians

Early-career scholars from all over the world whose projects stand to make substantial and original contributions to the understanding of art and their histories are invited to apply for the Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art which will support an academic year of research and/or writing. The program welcomes early-career scholars from all over the world who bring perspectives and backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in the field of art history and it is funded by the Getty Foundation. The Fellowship will award 10 fellows, each with a stipend of $60,000, plus $5,000 for research and travel during the award period. Fellows may elect to take up the award at any appropriate site for the work proposed, anywhere in the world.

These fellowships provide early career scholars from all over the world time to undertake sustained research and/or writing for projects that will make substantial and original contributions to the understanding of art and its history. The program funds projects at all stages of development, and the ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. Getty and ACLS share a commitment to fostering greater diversity within the academy and they ask reviewers to take diversity, equity, and inclusion as serious considerations. The organisations are especially interested in supporting promising scholars who bring perspectives and backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in the field of art history, and who were trained at and/or affiliated with institutions from all over the world.

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Eligibility for the Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships for early-career art historians:

  • Applicants must have a PhD that was conferred between September 1, 2017 and December 31, 2021.
  • Applicants who earned their PhDs in any humanistic field may apply, so long as they demonstrate that their research draws substantially on the materials, methods, and/or findings of art history, and contributes to the field. Scholars may propose new approaches to art historical scholarship and/or explore connections between art history and other humanistic disciplines.
  • Applicants from all over the world are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must complete their application in English (Kindly see FAQ for guidance.)

Method of Application for the Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships for early-career art historians:

Interested applicants are required to submit their application online and also include the following below:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Proposal (not more than ten pages, double spaced, in Times New Roman 11-point font). The proposal must include the following subsections
  • Project Description, including a summary of the project’s current stage of development, grounding in the relevant scholarly literature, theoretical framework(s), and significance for the field.
  • Project Work plan, including a description of what will be accomplished during the fellowship term, what methodological approach(es) and materials will be used, the applicants preparation to undertake the work described therein and a rationale for the proposed research site(s).
  • Expected Products (book, journal article, digital project, etc.)
  1. Project bibliography (no more than two pages, in Times New Roman 11-point font)
  2. Publications list (no more than two pages, in Times New Roman 11-point font)
  3. Brief personal statement of up to one page (double spaced, Times New Roman 11-point font) describing applicants intellectual trajectory as a scholar.
  4. Writing sample of no more than 15 pages, inclusive of images and all citations (footnotes or endnotes), double spaced, in Times New Roman 11-point font, the sample may be a complete work or a representative excerpt from a book or journal article. Writing samples must be in English, though citations may be in other languages (with translations provided).
  5. Two reference letters

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Application Deadline: Not Specific

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