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The Met Fellowship Program 2021

The Met Fellowship Program 2021

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Applications call for the Met Fellowship Program 2021. It is an opportunity to a community of scholars in the fields of art history, archaeology, museum education, conservation, and related sciences, as well as scholars in other disciplines, whose dynamic and interdisciplinary projects require close study of objects in The Met collection.

Annually, The Met awards over 50 fellowships to scholars from around the world. It is an educational priority to make The Met a laboratory for art and ideas. As a result, it supports academic investigations of the Museum’s collection spanning more than 5,000 years from every corner of the world and contributes to broader scholarly discourses. Met fellowships are awarded to junior scholars, postdoctoral and senior academics, and museum professionals for independent study or research.


The Met Fellowship Program offers the following benefits

  • Financial support, time, and space to conduct sustained research.
  • Exposure to practical curatorial work, hands-on conservation treatments, and cutting-edge scientific research.
  • Weekly programs designed exclusively for fellows to connect with new colleagues, share ideas, and discuss current issues in the field.
  • An unparalleled art collection and vast library holdings.
  • A base in New York City, a nexus of scholarship with world-renowned universities, cultural institutions, and libraries.
  • Opportunities to travel the world.

Departmental Placement

  • A Met fellowship grants scholars from around the world opportunities to immerse themselves in a curatorial, conservation, education, or scientific research department at the Museum.
  • Drawing on the particular strengths, resources, and expertise of their host departments, fellows use the Museum as a space for dynamic exchange, research, and professional advancement.
  • Fellows have unique access to the Museum’s inner workings and fully integrate themselves into the life of The Met.
  • Each fellow is paired with a supervisor or primary contact in their host department; who can help them navigate the Museum and facilitate access to resources.
  • Fellows have access to staff, libraries, collections, research facilities, labs, and the time and space necessary to complete their book manuscripts, doctoral dissertations, scholarly articles, conservation training, research experiments, and other academic pursuits.

More information here


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Open toAll
OrganizerMet Museum



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