Step 1 - Prepare Materials
The following materials will handled and submitted through the online application portal:
Application form: Complete the application through the Online Application Portal. If you are applying for a Postdoctoral Fellowship or a Dissertation Fellowship, you may ask to have your application considered for a short-term research fellowship in the event that your primary application is not accepted.
Essay: Prepare an application essay of no more than 1,500 words in PDF format. Include a concise overview of the project. Address the following questions:
- What ideas, questions, or problems guide your project?
- What is distinctive about your project? How does it complement, expand, or challenge prior study in the field? Please be specific about prior scholarship that informs your work.
- What work do you plan to undertake at Winterthur? Why is a residence fellowship at Winterthur necessary for successful completion of your project?
Bibliography: Based on your searches of WinterCat (our online library catalogue), prepare a two-page bibliography of primary sources you plan to use at Winterthur. If you plan to use objects from the museum collection in your research, please provide a brief listing. Access the online digital museum collection database here.
Vita: Provide a copy of your current vita in PDF format.
References: Using the online portal, request two letters of reference addressing your previous scholarly record, your current project, and your ability to work with a collegial group. If you are a graduate student, one of these letters must come from your dissertation advisor.
Step 2 - Submit Your Materials
Submit your materials through the Online Portal. Submit on Online Application Portal
If you have questions, please e-mail email@example.com.
The deadline for all research fellowship applications is January 15. Notice of acceptance is sent by mid-April.
"My experience at Winterthur exceeded all my expectations. The program fosters a rare combination of rigorous scholarly investigation within a friendly and supportive environment. I was particularly surprised by the extent to which the fellowship program staff and librarians went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and to support our research." -Amy C. Wallace, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Toronto, 2015-2016 Fellow
Photo courtesy, Winterthur Museum, photograph by Jim Schneck.