Morgan-Menil Fellowship 2022–23

The Morgan Drawing Institute and the Menil Drawing Institute, Houston, will award one research fellowship of three to nine months to support independent 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 their tenure at each institution. The Fellow will make a presentation on their research during the time of the fellowship at both institutions.

Commensurate with experience, $3600/month for pre-doctoral fellows, $4500/month for post-doctoral fellows in the first seven years beyond their PhD, or $5000/month for mid-career scholars, plus a modest travel allowance.

General Information
Health insurance is not provided.
The Fellow is expected to make their own travel and housing arrangements, but the cost of round-trip travel between New York and Houston is covered.  
For foreign applicants, non-financial assistance with procuring a visa is provided.  
Fellowship is non-renewable.
Additional information is available here and here.

Application Procedure:
Applicants are asked to submit the following:  

  • a cover letter addressing the applicant’s area of interest and expertise. The cover letter should also include a chronology specifying the desired length of the fellowship, and when the applicant would hope to be at each institution (the total duration of the fellowship is between 3 and 9 months during the academic year). If a fellowship is sought for a specific time (e.g. around a professor’s semester-long sabbatical), that should be clearly indicated in the letter
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a research proposal (maximum 3 pages, double-spaced) specifying what the applicant wishes to accomplish during the fellowship period. 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. For mid-career scholars, only one letter is required

All application materials must be in English and should be submitted online.
Letters of reference should be emailed directly to:

Application Deadline: December 3, 2021.
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Successful applicants will be notified by March 2022.

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