Drawing Institute Predoctoral Research Fellowship 2022–23

The Morgan Drawing Institute will award one Predoctoral Research Fellowship to an advanced-level graduate student who has completed all course work and exams and is currently engaged in carrying out research leading to the completion of a doctoral dissertation in the history of art, a significant component of which pertains to the history, theory, collecting, function or interpretation of drawings.

The Predoctoral Research Fellow is expected to spend their fellowship period in residence at the Morgan Library & Museum. The majority of the Fellow’s time will be spent on the dissertation and related research projects, but the Fellow is expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of the Morgan and to attend Drawing Institute programs during their tenure. The Fellow may be asked to assist in the planning and implementation of Drawing Institute programs.

The Fellow will present a progress report on their research at the conclusion of the fellowship.

$32,400 for 9 months, September/October 2022–May/June 2023, plus a $1500 travel allowance intended to support or subsidize a short research trip.

General Information
Health insurance is not provided by the Morgan.
The Fellow is expected to make their own travel and housing arrangements.  
For foreign applicants, non-financial assistance with procuring a visa is provided.  
Fellowship is non-renewable.
Additional information is available here.

Application Procedure:
Applicants are asked to submit the following:  

  • a cover letter addressing the applicant’s area of interest and expertise
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a research proposal (maximum 3 pages, double-spaced) specifying what the applicant wishes to accomplish during the fellowship period and detailing how they will utilize the Morgan’s resources and collections
  • 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: drawinginstitute@themorgan.org.

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

Successful applicants will be notified by March 2022.

The Morgan Drawing Institute is a center of research based at the Morgan Library & Museum. The aim of the Drawing Institute is to deepen the understanding and appreciation of the role of drawing in the history of art. Making full use of the resources at the Morgan Library & Museum, the Drawing Institute is devoted to the study of drawings from all periods, exploring their centrality in the process of creative expression.

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