Visiting Senior Fellowship Program, 2021–2022
The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts announces its program for visiting senior fellowships. All of the fellowships are for full-time research, and scholars are expected to reside in Washington and to participate in the activities of the Center throughout the fellowship period. Lectures, colloquia, and informal discussions complement the fellowship program. Each visiting senior fellow is provided with a study. In addition, fellows who relocate to Washington are provided with housing in apartments near the Gallery, subject to availability. Fellows have access to the notable resources represented by the art collections, the library, and the image collections of the National Gallery of Art, as well as to the Library of Congress and other specialized research libraries and collections in the Washington area.
The Leonard A. Lauder Fellowships expand the Center’s existing visiting senior fellowship program. Up to two fellowships will be awarded for the period September 1, 2021, through February 28, 2022. Qualified applicants are also considered for Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellowships.
The Center also announces the next application cycle for its program of Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellowships. Up to five such fellowships will be awarded for the period September 1, 2021, through February 28, 2022. Qualified applicants are also considered for Leonard A. Lauder Visiting Senior Fellowships.
Fields of Study
Leonard A. Lauder Visiting Senior Fellowships for 2021‒2022 support research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts of any period or culture. The Center encourages applications in underrepresented fields.
Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellowships are intended to support research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, prints and drawings, film, photography, decorative arts, industrial design, and other arts) of any geographical area and of any period. Visiting senior fellowship applications are also solicited from scholars in other disciplines whose work examines artifacts or has implications for the analysis and criticism of visual form.