About The Met/ Fellowships


The Metropolitan Museum of Art welcomes applications from scholars of art history, archaeology, education, and conservation and related sciences, as well as from scholars in other disciplines whose projects are interdisciplinary in nature and relate to objects in The Met collection.

The tremendous diversity of fellows' projects reflects the historic and geographic diversity of the Museum's collection. The community of fellows becomes immersed in the intellectual life of the Museum and takes part in a robust program of colloquia, round-table seminars, research-sharing workshops, behind-the-scenes tours, conversations with Museum staff, and tours of the collection and exhibitions. Fellows form long-lasting professional and personal relationships as they discuss research questions, look closely at objects, and share the experience of living in New York City.

The Met thanks the following for their generous support of fellowships at the Museum: Association of Research Institutes in Art History, Mercedes T. Bass, Bothmer Fellowship Fund, Sylvan C. Coleman and Pam Coleman Memorial Fund, Chester Dale Fellowship Fund, Douglass Foundation, Sherman Fairchild Foundation, Inc., The Hagop Kevorkian Fund, Leonard A. Lauder and Anonymous Gifts to The Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art, J.S. Lee Memorial Fellowship Programme, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, J. Clawson Mills Charitable Trust, Theodore Rousseau Fellowship Fund, Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Foundation, Hanns Swarzenski and Brigitte Horney Swarzenski Fellowship Fund, Polaire Weissman Fund, and Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellowship Fund.