Fellowships Available - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Fellowships Available

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Applicants who have completed their Ph. D. may receive a four-month fellowship to pursue advanced research or revise research for publication.  Stipend: up to $16,800.


Dissertation Fellowships

Doctoral candidates conducting research or writing a dissertation receive four- to nine-month fellowships. Stipend: up to $7,000 per semester.


Short-Term Fellowships

Academic, museum, and independent scholars, including graduate students receive one- to three-month short term fellowships. Stipend: $1,750 per month. Applicants need not apply for a specific named fellowship, but we do designate certain awards as:

  • Faith Andrews Fellowships for the study of Shaker life and material culture
  • Robert Lee Gill Fellowships for research on American decorative arts, painting, architecture, or historic preservation
  • Cheryl A. Robertson Fellowships for the study of American domestic life and material culture


Maker-Creator Fellowships

For 2017-2018 the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library will be offering short-term “Maker-Creator” Fellowships for the first time. These fellowships are designed for artists, writers, filmmakers, horticulturalists, craftspeople, and others who wish to examine, study, and immerse themselves in Winterthur’s vast collections in order to inspire creative and artistic works for general, non-academic audiences. The aim of this initiative is to open our collections to a wider audience who can interpret the past and our collections in unique and imaginative ways outside of traditional academic avenues. Please see our Maker-Creator Fellowship page for more information.



“Winterthur helped me jump start my research. I’d spent a summer working slowly through local archives, and having a fellowship at Winterthur allowed me to get back on track. Being able to view materials related to my project was incredibly helpful, as was having a community of fellows and knowledgeable Winterthur staff to help. I’m in a much better position to continue my research with momentum.” -Rebecca J. Keyel, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015-2016 Fellow


Photo courtesy of Winterthur Museum. Bed Hanging by Jean-Baptiste, Oberkampf Factory, c.1785, Jouy-En-Josas, France, Cotton, Museum purchase, 1961.31.24.  Photo by Robert Weisberg (IMLS grant)

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