Research Fellowship Program

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Winterthur Welcomes Researchers!

Now Accepting Applications for 2020–2021 Fellowships

Winterthur offers unparalleled access to a wealth of museum, garden, and library collections supporting material culture research. As an interdisciplinary center for collections-based scholarship and conservation, Winterthur encourages researchers to explore and immerse themselves in holistic and intimate inquiry from a wide range of disciplines.

Academic, independent, and museum scholars as well as advanced graduate students are invited to apply for short-term (two- to six-week) and long-term (four- to eight-month) residential research fellowships that can be used between June 1, 2020, and August 31, 2021. We welcome new and critical approaches to a broad range of scholarly topics, including: material culture studies, social and cultural history, art history, literary studies, American studies, design history, the decorative arts, landscape architecture and design, consumer culture, and conservation studies covering global topics from the 17th to the 20th centuries. We also support fellowships 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.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to search WinterCat and our online Museum Collection, visit Winterthur, and contact staff members to discuss potential research projects. The suitability of a project to Winterthur's collections is the primary consideration of the fellowship award committee.

More information can be found in the Winterthur Research Fellowship Brochure.

"As a fount of culture, learning and beauty, all set within extraordinary history and grounds—Winterthur cannot be matched!" -Edward E. Wise, III Independent Scholar, Taos, NM, 2015-2016 Research Fellow


Top Image: Research fellows and Winterthur staff and students engage during monthly research colloquia.

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