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How to Apply

All applications must be submitted online and in English. We will not accept applications or related materials via email, postal mail, or in person.

Junior Fellowship Application Procedures

The online application will require you to provide the following:

1. Documents as Microsoft Word or PDF files:

  • Full curriculum vitae of education, professional experience, honors, awards, and publications
  • A statement of interest and intent, not to exceed one thousand words, describing why The Metropolitan Museum of Art is uniquely suited to your fellowship objectives, and how you will utilize the Museum's resources to achieve your goals
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • For Paper Conservation applicants only:
    • Two treatment reports and associated documentation with explanations justifying the reason for treatment and decisions entering each stage of treatment (not to exceed 250 words per object)

2. Contact information for three recommenders (at least one academic and one professional), none of whom may be current Metropolitan Museum of Art staff. Once you have submitted your recommenders' names, titles, and email addresses, they will automatically be emailed instructions for uploading their letters online. Please note that each letter must include the recommender's complete title and contact information. We encourage recommenders to submit letters in English.

Senior Fellowship Application Procedures

Senior fellowships are intended for well-established professionals with at least eight years of experience in the field and a proven publication record, or those who have their PhD in hand by the deadline date.

We welcome preliminary inquiries from senior applicants regarding the suitability of the project proposal to the departmental areas of research.

The online application will require you to provide the following:

1. Documents as Microsoft Word or PDF files:

  • Full curriculum vitae of education, professional experience, honors, awards, and publications
  • Project proposal including:
    • A statement, not to exceed one thousand words, describing what you expect to accomplish during the fellowship period and how you will utilize the Museum's resources and collections to achieve your objectives
    • Tentative schedule of work to be accomplished during the fellowship period and proposed starting and ending dates

2. Contact information for three recommenders (at least one academic and one professional), none of whom may be current Metropolitan Museum of Art staff. Once you have submitted your recommenders' names, titles, and email addresses, they will automatically be emailed instructions for uploading their letters online. Please note that each letter must include the recommender's complete title and contact information. We encourage recommenders to submit letters in English.

The deadline for all application materials, including transcripts and letters of recommendation, is December 5, 2014, 5:00 p.m. (EST).

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If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us.

All applicants for the 2015–2016 year will be notified by March 6, 2015.

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