The deadline for applications is October 27, 2021, 9 pm EDT.

Applicants must have a PhD that was conferred between September 1, 2016 and December 31, 2020.

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to invite applications for Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art. The fellowships support an academic year of research by early career scholars from around the world for projects that will make substantial and original contributions to the understanding of art and its history.

We are especially interested in supporting scholars who have been trained at/are affiliated with institutions of all types from all regions of the world, and who bring perspectives and backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in the field of art history. We hope you will share this information with potential applicants in your networks.

ACLS will award up to 10 fellowships for the 2022-23 academic year, each carrying a stipend of $60,000, plus $5,000 for research and travel during the award period. The fellowships are portable: a fellow may elect to take up the award at any appropriate site for the work proposed, including abroad. Awards also include a one-week residency at the Getty Research Institute following the fellowship period.

Interested applicants are highly encouraged to attend our upcoming Zoom webinar (registration info below), featuring program officers from the Getty Foundation and ACLS.

When: September 13, 2021, 9:30 AM EDT
Topic: Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art – Webinar for International Applicants

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The program encourages diverse, international perspectives and welcomes applications from scholars worldwide, without restriction as to citizenship, country of residency, or employment. Scholars who are citizens of countries other than the United States are especially encouraged to apply, as are scholars who have experience studying, teaching, and/or conducting art historical research in non-US contexts.

More information about the program, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, is available here:

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