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Frick Collections, Predoctoral Fellowship

Published February 27, 2024

Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellowship

Frick Collections

New York City, New York

Duration: 2 Years

Salary: $52,000

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Position Summary

The Frick Collection is pleased to announce the availability of a two-year predoctoral fellowship for an outstanding doctoral candidate who wishes to pursue a curatorial career in an art museum. The fellowship offers invaluable curatorial training and provides the scholarly and financial resources required for completing the doctoral dissertation.

The Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellow will have an opportunity to work with curatorial and educational staff on research for permanent collection displays and special exhibitions. Other curatorial training responsibilities include participation in the daily administrative routines of a small museum. The Fellow will have a place of study, access to the collections and library, as well as introductions to New York City museums and libraries. Frick curators and conservation staff will be available for consultation on the dissertation. The Fellow will divide his or her time between the completion of the dissertation and activities in the Curatorial Department.



Applicants must be within two years of completing their dissertations.


Applications must include the following materials:

  •  A cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in the fellowship. 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.
  • Acomplete curriculum vitae of education, employment, honors, awards, and publications. Please include anticipated date of completion for Ph.D. program.
  • A copy of a published paper or a writing sample in English, no more than fifty pages in length.
  • Three letters of recommendation (academic and professional). Letters of recommendation should be sent to directly from recommenders, include candidate’s name in subject line. PDFs of signed letters on university or business stationery are preferred.
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