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Doctoral Fellowship, Bard Graduate Center, Deadline Jan, 15!

Published January 11, 2024

Bard Graduate Center Field to the Future Fellowship

New York City

Deadline: January 15, 2024

Monthly Stipend: $3,500

More Information:


This fellowship aims to help promote diversity and inclusion in the advanced study of the material world. These fellowships—for both scholars and artists—reflect our commitment to explore and expand the sources, techniques, voices, and questions of interdisciplinary humanities scholarship from different perspectives. At BGC, we study the past and present in their own terms in order to better understand where the future will have come from. We invite applicants to submit projects that they think map the fields of the future. In an effort to promote necessary diversity and inclusion in the fields of decorative arts, design history, and material culture, we particularly wish to encourage applicants from historically underrepresented groups and / or projects of related thematic focus.

Scholars should have university, museum, or independent backgrounds and possess a PhD or equivalent professional experience. Doctoral students of exceptional promise are also encouraged to apply. Artists should make clear how being a fellow at BGC would benefit their research practice. Artists at any career stage may apply, but applicants should not be enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate programs.

The fellowships are intended to fund collections-based research at Bard Graduate Center or elsewhere in New York City, as well as writing, reading, and creative projects for which being part of our dynamic research environment is intellectually valuable. Fellows will be paired with BGC faculty and research librarians to connect with human and material resources.


Application Process:

  • BGC fellowship application form
  • cover letter explaining why Bard Graduate Center is an appropriate research affiliation
  • 150 word abstract of project
  • Detailed project description
  • CV
  • Writing sample fo 20 – 30 pages
  • 2 References