Clark Fellowships (visual arts)

Clark Fellowships

Guidelines for Application

Scholars may propose topics that relate to the visual arts, their history, practice, theory, or interpretation. Any proposal that contributes to understanding the nature of artistic activity and the intellectual, social, and cultural worlds with which it is connected will be welcome.

 Subjects of investigation might come from any period, from prehistory to the present, and from anywhere in the world. Projects can be focused on works in any medium and can employ any methodological approach. Attention, however, will be given to proposals that promise to deepen, transform, or challenge those methods currently practiced within art history or that have the prospect of enhancing an understanding of the role of images in other disciplines in the humanities.

Museum professionals can apply for the Clark's Mellon Fellowships to pursue independent research as well as to complete institutional projects such as exhibitions.

Terms of Appointment


Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or demonstrate equivalent professional experience. They may come from the academic or museum worlds, or from other professional backgrounds, and may be residents of any country. They may be employed, full- or part-time, or be independent historians, curators, and/or critics.

Application Procedure:

All applicants must complete an application form, available on this website.

Application Deadline: All materials must be received by October 15. Candidates will be notified about the action taken on their application around March 1. All application materials must be submitted in English.

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