Wolfsonian fellowships engage scholars and artists around the world with resources held in the museum's trust and with the possibilities contained in dedicated study and interpretation of the modern age. Working full-time at The Wolfsonian over the course of their residency, fellows seek deeper understanding about the past (in research fellowships) or imagine novel ways to activate historic ideas and imagery (in creative fellowships).
Each fellow broadens public access to Wolfsonian collection items and enriches our collective knowledge about its artifacts by sharing takeaways and discoveries in new projects.
All fellows receive:
- A stipend
- Round-trip travel
- Accommodations (if non-local)
- Access to the collection and collections staff
Since its inception in 1995, our research fellowship program has supported projects in a variety of academic fields to promote independent scholarship on subjects and items found in Wolfsonian holdings. The program is open to holders of master's or doctoral degrees, Ph.D. candidates, and others with a significant record of professional achievement in relevant fields.
Duration: 3–4 weeks
Eligibility: U.S. and international
To apply, complete our Research Fellowship Application Form (applicants are encouraged to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to applying). The next application deadline is December 31, 2023, for fellowships in Fall 2024 and Spring 2025.
Wolfsonian creative fellowships invite artists of all kinds—visual artists, designers, performers, writers, filmmakers, and musicians—to immerse themselves in the Wolfsonian collection and draw visual, conceptual, or storytelling inspiration from its wide range of historical materials. The program is open to creatives with a record of demonstrated accomplishment.
Duration: 2 weeks
Eligibility: U.S. only
To apply, complete our Creative Fellowship Application Form (applicants are encouraged to reach out to email@example.com prior to applying). The next application deadline is April 30, 2024, for fellowships between August 2024 and July 2025.