Conservation and Scientific Research Fellowships for International Applicants in USA, 2017

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art is pleased to offer Conservation and Scientific Research Fellowships to study in USA. Fellows from all around the world are eligible to apply for this program.

All fellows must be in residence at the Metropolitan Museum during the fellowship period. All fellowships must take place between September 1, 2017, and August 31, 2018. Fellowships begin in September.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded on April 13, 1870, “to be located in the City of New York, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in said city a Museum and library of art, of encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts, and the application of arts to manufacture and practical life, of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects, and, to that end, of furnishing popular instruction.”

Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing research.

Study Subject: Junior fellows work closely with Met staff to receive training on scientific research and conservation practices. Senior fellows work on a specific research project that makes use of the Museum’s collection and/or resources.

Scholarship Award: The number of fellowships awarded depends on funds and resources available.

The stipend amount for one year is $42,000 for junior fellows and $52,000 for senior fellows, with up to an additional $6,000 for travel (maximum of six weeks).

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Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for these fellowships:

  • PhD candidates, postdoctoral scholars, and senior scientists and researchers are eligible to apply.
  • Junior fellows are those applicants who have recently completed graduate-level training; senior fellows are well-established professionals with at least eight years of experience in the field and a proven publication record, or those who have their PhD in hand by the deadline date.

Nationality: Fellows from all around the world are eligible to apply for this programme.

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How to Apply: All applications must be submitted online and in English. We will not accept applications or related materials via email, postal mail, or in person.

Junior Fellowship Application Procedures

The online application will require you to provide the following:

Documents as Microsoft Word or PDF files:

  • Full curriculum vitae of education, professional experience, honors, awards, and publications
  • Proposal, not to exceed one thousand words, including:
    • A statement of interest and intent
    • Project proposal describing why The Metropolitan Museum of Art is uniquely suited to your fellowship objectives, what you expect to accomplish during the fellowship period, and how you will utilize the Museum’s resources and collections to achieve your goals
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • For Paper Conservation applicants only:
  • Two treatment reports and associated documentation with explanations justifying the reason for treatment and decisions entering each stage of treatment (not to exceed 750 words per object)

Contact information for three recommenders (at least one academic and one professional), none of whom may be current Metropolitan Museum of Art staff. Once you have submitted your recommenders’ names, titles, and email addresses, they will automatically be emailed instructions for uploading their letters online. Please note that each letter must include the recommender’s complete title and contact information. We encourage recommenders to submit letters in English.

Senior Fellowship Application Procedures

Senior fellowships are intended for well-established professionals with at least eight years of experience in the field and a proven publication record, or those who have their PhD in hand by the deadline date.

Metropolitan Museum of Art welcomes preliminary inquiries from senior applicants regarding the suitability of the project proposal to the departmental areas of research.

The online application will require you to provide the following:

Documents as Microsoft Word or PDF files:

  • Full curriculum vitae of education, professional experience, honors, awards, and publications
  • Project proposal including:
  • A statement, not to exceed one thousand words, describing what you expect to accomplish during the fellowship period and how you will utilize the Museum’s resources and collections to achieve your objectives
  • Tentative schedule of work to be accomplished during the fellowship period and proposed starting and ending dates
  • Contact information for three recommenders (at least one academic and one professional), none of whom may be current Metropolitan Museum of Art staff. Once you have submitted your recommenders’ names, titles, and email addresses, they will automatically be emailed instructions for uploading their letters online. Please note that each letter must include the recommender’s complete title and contact information. We encourage recommenders to submit letters in English.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The deadline for all application materials, including transcripts and letters of recommendation, is December 2, 2016.

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