Winterthur Research Fellowships are designed to support residencies, remote, and hybrid fellowships at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library for junior and senior scholars whose projects make use of Winterthur’s collections. Each fellowship provides a monthly stipend. Housing on Winterthur’s property is available for rent on a space-available basis with rental payments billed separately to fellows.
Fellows are expected to devote their full time to their fellowship by not accepting teaching assignments or undertaking any other major activities during their fellowship tenure. Residential fellowships require that fellows be on-site at Winterthur at least four days per week in order to fulfill the fellowship. Remote fellows are expected to spend the equivalent time dedicated to their projects. Fellows may hold non-Winterthur fellowships or grants during the fellowship tenure including sabbaticals and grants from their own institutions so long as they do not interfere with their Winterthur fellowship. Fellows are asked to give a least one presentation, workshop, or other public presentation as well as one social media post about their research during their fellowship tenure.
Fellows, like our staff and volunteers, are expected to act with integrity and in accordance with rigorous ethical principles. Failure to comply with Winterthur’s code of ethics or research misconduct policy may result in termination of the fellowship and disqualification from future fellowship funding.
The Winterthur Research Fellowship Program is dedicated to creating a safe and socially-just environment for our fellows. This includes, but is not limited to: engaging in actions to support BIPOC scholars, creating a harassment-free environment, acknowledging and actively combatting systemic racism and inequality inherent in cultural heritage and academia, and fostering an environment that welcomes sustained and sustainable efforts to support robust scholarly and professional discourse. We welcome engagement with difficult topics, practiced with respect and care, in service of these goals.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we created a remote fellowship option to accommodate offsite work. We understand that personal and professional obligations, limits to budgets and time, and other factors create significant challenges to travel and residential work. We are happy to discuss with you the possibility of remote and hybrid options if you are awarded a fellowship. Remote options are offered for researchers in all categories.
- Postdoctoral Fellowship
NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship (paused for 2023; to be offered again in 2024)
Winterthur Postdoctoral Fellowship (offered annually)
- Dissertation Fellowship
- Short-Term Fellowship
- Maker-Creator Fellowship
- Remote Fellowship
Deadline: Jan. 15.