The Frick Collection is pleased to announce the availability of a two-year
predoctoral fellowship funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for an
outstanding doctoral candidate who wishes to pursue a curatorial career in
an art museum. The fellowship will offer invaluable curatorial training
and will provide the scholarly and financial resources required for
completing the doctoral dissertation. It is best suited to a student
working on a dissertation that pertains to one of the major strengths of
the Collection and Library. The Fellow will be expected to divide his or
her time between the completion of the dissertation and activities in the
curatorial department. Applicants must be within the final two years of
completing their dissertations. The Mellon Fellow will receive a stipend
of $32,000 per year plus benefits and a travel allowance. The term will
begin in September 2009 and conclude in August 2011.
Applications must include the following material:
A cover letter explaining the applicant?s interest in the fellowship and
his or her status in the Ph.D. program. The letter should include a home
address, phone number, and email address.
An abstract, not to exceed three typed pages double-spaced, describing
the applicant?s area of research.
A complete curriculum vitae of education, employment, honors, awards, and
A copy of a published paper or a writing sample.
Three letters of recommendation (academic and professional) sent directly
to the address below.
The application deadline for the fellowship is January 20, 2009. The Frick
Collection plans to make the appointment by the end of March. Finalists
will be interviewed. Applications and letters of recommendation should be
Mellon Curatorial Fellow Search
Office of the Chief Curator
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
Please see www.frick.org for additional information.