Potential Fellowship Opportunities for Graduate Students
Niche Fellowship Opportunities
Fellowships are offered through private companies, public foundations, educational institutions and non-profits. Earning a fellowship or scholarship can be competitive, and the application requirements are often extensive, but the effort may be worth the rewards. In many cases qualified individuals may be paid to go to school, and many offer stipends to cover travel or research costs. If you are interested in attending graduate school, or are a current graduate student it is worth your time to do some research into fellowship programs and scholarships to determine if these programs will help you manage your finances during graduate school. In fact, exploration of available fellowships may even open your eyes to opportunities for new experiences you hadn’t previously considered. Some fellowships sponsor study abroad opportunities, or require recipients to work for a company while attending school. Below is a small sample of some fellowship opportunities that may be available to qualified applicants pursuing graduate degrees in a variety of fields.
Metropolitan Museum of Art Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship
Fellowship provides curatorial training and opportunities for scholarly research at the Metropolitan Museum.
Candidate must hold a doctorate in art history or archaeology conferred within five years from the fellowship’s start date
Candidates’ work must fall under one of the following categories:
Research and cataloguing of fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Italian painting for integration in the online collections database
Research related to late-Medieval art
Research on European textiles from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century
Research on African art
$48,454/year Salary + $6,000/year Research and Travel Expenses
Required Application Materials:
Up to date contact information
Cover letter addressing the applicant’s interest in the fellowship position
Resume or CV addressing applicant’s education, professional experience, honors, awards, and publications
A statement specifying the applicant’s areas of research and their relationship to the Museum’s collections and activities. Maximum length is 1,000 words.
Copy of a recent writing sample
Three letters of recommendation. None can be from current Met staff. At least one must be academic and one must be professional.
American Architectural Foundation and Friends of Vieilles Maisons Francaises: Richard Morris Hunt Fellowship
Fellowship for an American or French architect to spend 6 months studying historic preservation techniques and practices in France or the United States. Recipients of this award are required to submit a final report upon completion of their course of study.
Applicants must be French or American architects, or architectural students
American applicants must be proficient in speaking French
French applicants must be proficient in speaking English
All applicants must specialize in historic preservation
Required Application Materials:
A phone interview
5 Letters of Recommendation
List of Projects and Works
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