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Metropolitan Museum of Art Conservation and Scientific Research Fellowships in USA, 2019

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.

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.”

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Description:

  • Application Deadline: December 5, 2018
  • 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.
  • Award: 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).
  • Number of Awards: The number of fellowships awarded depends on funds and resources available.
  • Nationality: Fellows from all around the world
  • The award can be taken in USA

Eligibility::

  • Eligible Countries: Fellows from all around the world are eligible to apply for this programme.
  • Entrance Requirements: Recent master’s graduates, 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.In the past, Conservation and Scientific Research Fellows have had a background in fields including, but not limited to:
    • Conservation
    • Conservation Science
    • Chemistry/Physical Chemistry
    • Botany
    • Earth Sciences/Geology
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

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Application Procedure:

How to Apply:

The online application will require you to provide the following:

1. Documents as Microsoft Word or PDF files:

  • Full curriculum vitae of education, professional experience, honors, awards, and publications
  • Proposal, not to exceed 1,000 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)

2. 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.

We welcome 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:

1. 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 1,000 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

2. 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 Review Process

Final fellowship application selections and award recommendations are made by members of the Grants Committee for final approval by the Director of the Museum. The committee is composed of fifteen members of the Museum’s Curatorial, Conservation, Scientific Research, Education, and/or Libraries staff.

Due to limited resources and staff time in the Department of Scientific Research and the conservation departments, some proposed scientific analysis or conservation work components may not be able to be accommodated.

Application Form

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