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Apply for a 2024–2025 Fellowship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum - British Association for American Studies


Apply for a 2024–2025 Fellowship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum


Each fellow is provided a carrel in SAAM’s Research and Scholars Center. There, they have access to the museum’s collection of over 45,500 works, specialized study collections and databases, the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art, and an 180,000-volume branch library specializing in American art. The Research and Scholars Center is a short walk from other Smithsonian museums and libraries, the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and the National Gallery of Art. Regular workshops, seminars, and lectures provide a forum for lively scholarly exchange and professional advancement.

Fellowships Available

Candidates may apply to one or more of the following three opportunities:

  • SAAM and SIFP Fellowships: SAAM hosts fellows through the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP), and also awards a number of named fellowships to graduate, predoctoral, postdoctoral, and senior candidates from this general pool. Deadline: November 1, 2023.
  • The Betsy James Wyeth Fellowship in Native American Art: This joint fellowship at SAAM and the National Museum of the American Indian is awarded for a twelve-month term at the predoctoral level or a nine-month term at the postdoctoral or senior level. Deadline: December 1, 2023.
  • The Audrey Flack Short-Term Fellowship: One fellowship is awarded at the predoctoral, postdoctoral, or senior level for a one-month term. Deadline: February 1, 2024.

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