Morgan-Menil Fellowship 2017–18

The Drawing Institute and the Menil Drawing Institute, Houston, will award one postdoctoral fellowship of four to six months to support research projects on some aspect of the history, theory, interpretation, or cultural meaning of drawing throughout the history of art. Preference will be given to projects that would benefit from the resources of the Morgan Library & Museum and the Menil Collection.

The Morgan-Menil Fellow is expected to spend part of the fellowship period in residence at the Morgan Library & Museum and another part at the Menil Collection. The majority of the Fellow's time will be spent on the research project for which the fellowship is awarded, but the Fellow is expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of the Morgan and the Menil and to attend Drawing Institute programs during her/his tenure at each institution. For the 2017–18 academic year, the residency at the Menil would take place in Spring 2018; residency at the Morgan would be either late 2017 or early 2018.

The Fellow will make an informal presentation on her/his research during the time of the fellowship at both institutions.

Commensurate with experience, up to $30,000 for 6 months for mid-career scholars, $25,000 for post-doctoral fellows, or $20,000 for pre-doctoral fellows, (pro-rated for shorter period), plus travel allowance.

General Information
Health insurance is not provided.
The Fellow is expected to make his/her own travel and housing arrangements.
For foreign applicants, non-financial assistance with procuring a visa is provided.
Fellowship is non-renewable.

Application Procedure:
Applicants are asked to submit the following:

  • a cover letter addressing the applicant’s area of interest
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a research proposal (maximum 3 pages, double-spaced) specifying what the applicant wishes to accomplish during the fellowship period. (If applicable, the proposal should detail how the project would benefit from the resources of the Morgan and the Menil)
  • a writing sample, in English
  • two letters from academic or professional references in support of the proposed project

All application materials must be in English and should be submitted online.

Letters of reference should be emailed directly to:

Application Deadline: January 2, 2017

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Successful applicants will be notified by March, 2017.