Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in HISTORY OF ART (New York, USA)

  • United States, United States
  • Apply Before : October 27, 2022

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 9186
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) & Getty Foundation Fellowships in the History of Art 2023–2024 are now accepting applications. These fellowships give early-career academics from all over the world the opportunity to work on long-term projects that will contribute significantly and in an original way to our understanding of art and its history. The program funds projects at all stages of development, and the applicant’s major scholarly contribution should be the project’s ultimate goal. This program does not provide funding for pedagogical projects, textbooks, or creative works (such as novels or films).

Important details:

In order to promote greater diversity in the academy, Getty and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) ask reviewers to seriously take diversity, equity, and inclusion into account. They are particularly interested in assisting promising academics who have studied at or are affiliated with institutions from all over the world and who bring perspectives and backgrounds that have historically been underrepresented in the field of art history.


  • Stipend of $60,000
  • Up to $ 5,000 for travel and research costs
  • After the fellowship, one week residence at Getty Research Institute


  • The PhD that the applicant holds must have been awarded between September 1, 2017, and December 31, 2021.
  • Any applicant with a PhD in a humanistic field is eligible to apply as long as they can show that their work advances the field of art history by using materials, techniques, or findings from art history in a significant way. Researchers may suggest brand-new methods for studying art history or look into connections between art history and other humanistic fields.
  • This program accepts proposals from applicants from all over the world, without discrimination on the basis of citizenship, residency, proposed work location, or employment.
  • The applicant must submit an application in English.

Required documents:

  • Project Proposal (Including: Project Description, project work plan, expected products)
  • 2 Reference letters
  • Writing samples (max. 15 pages)
  • Project bibliography (max. 2 pages, in Times New Roman 11-point font)
  • Up to three extra pages of pictures or other non-text materials are optional. Every image must have a citation, photo or image credit (if applicable), and a one- to two-sentence explanation for its inclusion.
  • A one-page, Times New Roman, 11-point, single-spaced, succinct personal statement describing your intellectual development as a scholar.
  • Writing sample that is no longer than 15 pages long, including all pictures and citations (footnotes and endnotes), double spaced, and formatted in Times New Roman 11-point font; the sample may be an entire essay or a representative section from a book or journal article. Although citations may be in other languages, writing samples must be in English (with translations provided). Journal and book excerpts that do not adhere to the formatting requirements will not be accepted. Applications with writing samples that don’t follow the specified length and formatting guidelines won’t be considered for the competition.
  • Please be aware that all applicants to ACLS must have an ORCID iD.

How to apply?

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Evaluation Criteria:

Peer reviewers are requested to keep in mind the dedication of ACLS to inclusive excellence as well as the fact that equity and diversity are essential elements of merit. Peer reviewers in this program are also asked to assess each eligible proposal according to the following four standards:

  • The project’s potential to advance art history and contribute in a novel and significant way to our understanding of art and its history.
  • The proposal’s methodology, scope, theoretical underpinnings, and foundation in the pertinent scholarly literature.
    The project’s viability and the likelihood that the applicant will complete the work in the allotted time.
  • Considering the relative benefits and resource limitations for the proposed project, as well as over the course of the applicant’s doctoral training and early career, the applicant’s scholarly record and potential for scholarly achievement.

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