Terra Foundation Fellowships in American Art  at the Smithsonian American Art Museum 2014–15


Terra Foundation Fellowships in American Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum seek to foster a cross-cultural dialogue about the history of art of the United States up to 1980. They support work by scholars from abroad who are researching American art or by U.S. scholars who are investigating international contexts for American art. Fellowships are residential and support full-time independent and dissertation research.


Qualifications and Selection


Applications for the Terra Foundation Fellowships in American Art will be evaluated on the basis of the proposal's merit and the candidate's academic standing, scholarly qualifications, and experience. The project's compatibility with the museum's collections, facilities, staff, and programs will also be considered. Candidates must be proficient in reading and speaking English. A committee comprised of Smithsonian curators and historians plus one outside scholar will review the applications.


Application Procedures


Only one application is necessary for all Smithsonian American Art Museum fellowships; applicants will automatically be considered in all relevant award categories. Applicants are encouraged to provide a statement that indicates how their research topic is particularly suited to the Terra awards.