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December 5, 2019

Winterthur Research Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

Winterthur in Delaware offers unparalleled access to a wealth of museum, garden, and library collections supporting material culture research. As an interdisciplinary center for collections-based scholarship and conservation, Winterthur encourages researchers to explore and immerse themselves in holistic and intimate inquiry from a wide range of disciplines.

Academic, independent, and museum scholars as well as advanced graduate students are invited to apply for short-term (two- to six-week) and long-term (four- to eight-month) residential research fellowships that can be used between June 1, 2020, and August 31, 2021. Winterthur welcomes new and critical approaches to a broad range of scholarly topics, including: material culture studies, social and cultural history, art history, literary studies, American studies, design history, the decorative arts, landscape architecture and design, consumer culture, and conservation studies covering global topics from the 17th to the 20th centuries. They also support fellowships designed for artists, writers, filmmakers, horticulturalists, craftspeople, and others who wish to examine, study, and immerse themselves in Winterthur’s vast collections in order to inspire creative and artistic works for general, non-academic audiences.

Fellowship opportunities include:

  • NEH Post-Doctoral: 4 months with a stipend of $5,000 per month
  • Winterthur Post-Doctoral: 4 months with a stipend of up to $4,200 per month
  • Dissertation: 4–9 months with a stipend of up to $1,750 per month
  • Short-Term Fellowships: 2-6 weeks with a stipend of $1,750 per month
  • Maker-Creator Fellowships: 2-6 weeks with a stipend of $1,750 per month

Eligibility

  • NEH Post-doctoral fellowships: Applicants must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree by the January 15 application deadline, and must be United States citizens or foreign nationals who have lived in the United States for three years preceding the January 15 application deadline.
  • Post-doctoral fellowships: applicants at any level or rank who have completed their Ph.D. may apply.
  • Dissertation fellowships: Doctoral candidates conducting research or writing a dissertation.
  • Short-Term fellowships: Academic, museum, and independent scholars, including graduate students.
  • Maker-Creator fellowships: Artists, writers, filmmakers, horticulturalists, craftspeople, and others who wish to examine, study, and immerse themselves in Winterthur’s vast collections in order to inspire creative and artistic works.

For more information about the individual fellowships and eligibility, click here. For more information about the Program in general and information about how to apply, click here.