Funding Agency:
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Join 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, we support academic investigations of the Museum's collection spanning more than 5,000 years from every corner of the world and contribute to broader scholarly discourses.

Met fellowships are awarded to junior scholars, postdoctoral and senior academics, and museum professionals for independent study or research.

Fellowship in History of Art and Visual Culture 

Conservation Fellowship and Scientific Research Fellowship Deadline: First Friday in December

Leonard A. Lauder Fellowship in Modern Art 

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship Deadline: This fellowship is offered every other year. The next application deadline will be in November 2023 (for the 2024–2026 fellowship program).

Eugene V. Thaw Training Fellowship for Collections Cataloguing 

Curatorial Research Fellowship

Research Scholarship in Photograph Conservation

Interdisciplinary Fellowship 

Deadline: First Friday in November



Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Recent master's graduates, PhD candidates, postdoctoral scholars, and senior scientists and researchers are eligible to apply.

Junior fellows are those applicants who have recently completed graduate-level training; senior fellows are well-established professionals with at least eight years of experience in the field and a proven publication record, or those who have their PhD in hand by the deadline date.

Amount Description

The number of fellowships awarded depends on funds and resources available.

The stipend amount for one year is $42,000 for junior fellows and $52,000 for senior fellows, with up to an additional $6,000 for travel (maximum of six weeks).

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students
Post Doctoral Fellows


Arts & Humanities
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

November 3, 2023