GRANT: Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Contact by e-mail
The Institute of Fine Arts announces a postdoctoral fellowship supported by a grant from the A. W. Mellon Foundation. This award will be for academic years 2012 – 2014. The A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will be in residence at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. The fellowship is held in conjunction with the IFA/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation review of research and teaching in the fields of art history, archaeology and conservation. This fellowship will give the Fellow the opportunity to pursue a research project while gaining teaching experience at a graduate level and while participating in a major international research initiative. The Fellow is expected to carry out research on a project leading to a major publication. The fellow will participate in the meetings of the relevant working groups and will teach one graduate level course each year. In addition to these responsibilities, in the second year the Fellow is to organize a seminar, conference, or workshop stemming from their research topic.
The A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship award is $55,000 per year, with benefits. There is a further $12,000 housing allowance and $2,000 for travel and research expenses.
Postdoctoral fellows are expected to reside in New York and to participate fully in the research activities of the IFA throughout the fellowship period. Fellows are provided with office space and have access to the resources of the libraries of the IFA and New York University as well as other specialized research libraries and collections in New York.
There are no restrictions about the field of study, and applications are encouraged in fields not currently taught at the Institute of Fine Arts. Selection will be based on the merits and feasibility of the proposed research and on the academic and research excellence of the candidate. A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships may not be postponed or renewed.
Candidates must submit five (5) copies of application forms, including all materials. Three letters of recommendation in support of the application are required. After a preliminary selection, finalists may be interviewed in February 2012. The fellowship award will be announced by 30 April 2012.
Application deadline: 1 November 2011.
Applications should be mailed to:
Andrew W. Mellon Research Activities Coordinator
Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
1 East 78th Street
New York, New York 10075