College of Letters & Science

Other Research Awards and Grants

National and International Private and Federal Grants

Mayer Center Resident Fellowship

The Mayer Center Fellow Program of the New World Department at the Denver Art Museum is designed to support scholarly research related to the museum's collections of Pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial Art and to provide curatorial experience to art historians. The fellow works half-time with the New World department on research projects related to the permanent collection. Specific projects will be developed in collaboration with the curator of Pre-Columbian or Spanish Colonial Art. At the end of the research period, the fellow is expected to give a public Mayer Center Fellow Lecture on his or her research on the collection. For information on the fellowship program please email or phone the Mayer Center.

Athenæum of Philadelphia

Internships for periods of up to four months are awarded to graduate students enrolled full time in an architecture or historic preservation program. Interns are expected to reside in Philadelphia and devote half their time to service in the department of architecture at the Athenæum to develop practical skills in the management of architectural records. An equivalent amount of time is to be spent on the intern's own research in American architecture or building technology prior to 1860. Internships may be used in any months of the year.

The McNeil Center for Early American Studies

Fellows receive office space in the Center's quarters at the heart of the University of Pennsylvania's historic campus, and library, computer, and other privileges at the University. Limited travel funds for research are also available. While no teaching is required, all McNeil Center fellows are expected to be in residence during the academic year and to participate in the Center's program of seminars and other activities. While a limited number of shorter-term awards may be made, all candidates should apply for a nine-month appointment.

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship

Applicants to the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program must propose to conduct research in a discipline pursued at the Smithsonian and must submit a specific and detailed research proposal indicating why the Smithsonian is an appropriate place to carry out the study. Projects that broaden and diversify the research conducted within these disciplines are encouraged. Fellowships are offered to support research at Smithsonian facilities or field stations. Fellows are expected to spend most of their tenure in residence at the Smithsonian, except when arrangements are made for periods of field work or research travel.

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery invite applications for research fellowships in art and visual culture of the United States. Fellowships are residential and support full-time independent and dissertation research.

  • The Terra Foundation for American Art Fellowships
  • The Douglass Foundation Fellowship in American Art
  • The Patricia and Phillip Frost Fellowship
  • The James Renwick Fellowship in American Craft
  • The Sara Roby Fellowship in American Realism
  • The Joshua C. Taylor Fellowship
  • The Wyeth Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Only one application is necessary; applicants will automatically be considered in all relevant award categories.