Fully Funded Clark Art Institute Fellowship in USA for 2023

About Clark Art Institute and Fellowship

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, commonly referred to as the Clark, is a research institute and art museum located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States. Its extensive collection spans from the fourteenth to the early twentieth centuries, encompassing European and American paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, and decorative arts. The Berkshires region is home to three prominent art museums: The Clark, Williams College Museum of Art, and Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA).

The Clark Art Institute Fellowship is open to international students seeking to undertake postdoctoral research at the Clark Art Institute in the USA during the 2024–2025 academic year. Clark awards between eleven and sixteen fellowships each year, with most being granted for a single academic semester, ranging from one to ten months in duration.

International scholars, critics, curators, and museum professionals are invited to propose projects that advance the Institute’s understanding of the visual arts and their cultural significance. The Institute boasts a substantial art history library, a public art gallery, and a wide range of academic and research initiatives, positioning it as a hub for discussions on the nature and history of art on a global scale.

Details about Clark Art Institute Fellowship:

Scholarship Sponsor: Clark Art Institute, USA

Scholarship Value: Up to $30,000

Number of Awards: Varies

Study Level: Fellowship

Host Institution(s): Clark Art Institute, USA

Focus Areas: History, Visual Culture, Theory, Interpretation


Clark Art Institute Fellowships are awarded based on financial need, with a maximum value of $30,000 per semester. The Internal Revenue Service will consider Fellows’ tax liability to the United States government on a case-by-case basis in accordance with tax laws. Travel expenses to and from Clark for the scholar and any accompanying family members will be covered.

Typically, fellows are provided with accommodation in a newly renovated and expanded late 19th-century residence located adjacent to the Clark campus. There are six units available, ranging from one to two bedrooms, each equipped with shared common areas. Clark’s computer network is accessible from every fully furnished apartment. Housing and utilities will be provided by Clark, except for long-distance telephone charges. The Scholars’ Residence is a pet-free environment, and smoking is not allowed inside any Clark buildings.

Fellows will be granted access to a private office in the Manton Research Center, available from 8 am to 11 pm (with earlier closing times on weekends). Computers and IT support will be provided upon request.

Eligibility Criteria for Clark Art Institute Fellowship:

To be eligible for the Clark Art Institute Fellowship, applicants are advised to meet the following criteria:

  • Proficiency in the English language.
  • Open to applicants from all countries worldwide.
  • Backgrounds in academia, museums, or related fields of endeavor are welcome.
  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or demonstrate equivalent professional experience.
  • Employment status can be full-time, part-time, or freelance in research, curation, or critique.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent empirical research, including qualitative research (such as interviews and qualitative analysis), and ideally, quantitative research as well.

Application Procedure for Clark Art Institute Fellowship:

To apply for the Clark Art Institute Fellowship, please follow the steps below:

  1. Complete the application form and follow the provided instructions.
  2. Upload a 500-character project summary for your proposed research.
  3. Provide contact information for your referees (note that they must submit a one-page letter to [email protected]).
  4. If you need assistance or have any questions, please email [email protected].
  5. You can also visit the official website for further details.

The Application Deadline is: October 15, 2023

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