Postdoctoral Fellowship 2020–21

The Drawing Institute will award one nine-month Postdoctoral Fellowship to a scholar in the first decade of their career following the completion of the Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree. The Postdoctoral Fellowship supports work on an independent research project relating to some aspect of the history, theory, collecting, function or interpretation of old master and/or modern drawings.

The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to spend her/his fellowship period in residence at the Morgan Library & Museum. 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 to attend Drawing Institute programs during her/his 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 his/her research at the conclusion 
of the fellowship.

Stipend: $39,000 for 9 months, September/October 2020–May/June 2021, plus a travel allowance intended to support or subsidize a short research trip.

The Morgan Library & Museum is committed to diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Morgan strongly encourages applicants with a demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity, inclusion, and gender equity in programming, outreach, hiring, and collection development.

General Information
Health insurance is not provided by the Morgan.
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 and detailing how he/she 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:

Application Deadline: November 19, 2019
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Successful applicants will be notified by March, 2020.

The Morgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed (religion), color, sex (including gender expression), national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, marital status or domestic violence victim status.