The Metropolitan Museum of Art welcomes applications from scholars of the history of art and visual culture, archaeology, conservation and related sciences, as well as those in other disciplines whose projects relate to objects in The Met’s collection. Each year, The Met creates a closely-knit community of scholars whose individual interests collectively illuminate the Museum’s collection of artworks spanning 5,000 years of human creativity. The community of fellows becomes immersed in the intellectual life of the Museum and takes part in a robust program of colloquia, roundtable seminars, research-sharing workshops, behind-the-scenes tours of exhibitions, conversations with Museum staff, and visits to curatorial and conservation departments. Fellows form long-lasting professional relationships as they discuss research questions, look closely at objects, and share the experience of living in New York City.

Deadlines for all application materials (including letters of recommendation) are listed below.

History of Art and Visual Culture Fellowships – November 5, 2021
Interdisciplinary Fellowships – November 5, 2021
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship – November 5, 2021
Eugene V. Thaw Training Fellowship for Collections Cataloguing – November 5, 2021
Leonard A. Lauder Fellowships in Modern Art – November 5, 2021
Conservation Fellowships and Scientific Research Fellowships – December 3, 2021
Research Scholarship in Photograph Conservation – December 3, 2021

Visit fellowship webpage for details