Bard Graduate Center
FellowshipsEmployer Website: https://www.bgc.bard.edu/Fellowships
The fellowship programs at Bard Graduate Center are designed to further the institution’s goal of promoting research in the areas of decorative arts, design history, and material culture—what we call the “cultural history of the material world.” We offer a number of fellowship opportunities for researchers and artists working in these and allied areas. See below for details regarding specific fellowships. For questions, please contact [email protected].
Current Fellowship Opportunities
Fields of the Future Fellowships, 2024–25
The Fields of the Future fellowship and mentorship program aims to help promote diversity and inclusion in the advanced study of the material world. These partially funded 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.
BGC Fields of the Future Fellowship applications for the 2024-25 academic year are now open; applications are due January 15, 2024.
Please note that an earlier version of the Fields of the Future Fellowship posting indicated a deadline of March 1, 2024. This deadline was incorrect, and has been updated to the correct deadline as of late October, 2023. Apologies for any inconvenience that this causes.
Visiting Fellowships, 2024–25
We invite scholars from university, museum, and independent backgrounds with a PhD or equivalent professional experience to apply for non-stipendiary visiting fellowships. Intended for scholars who have already secured means of funding, this fellowship provides scholars with workspace in the BGC Research Center and enables them to join our dynamic, intellectual, and scholarly community in New York City.
BGC Visiting Fellowship applications for the 2024-25 academic year are now open; applications are due March 1, 2024.
About Bard Graduate Center
Bard Graduate Center is a graduate research institute devoted to the study of the decorative arts, design history, and material culture, drawing on methodologies and approaches from art history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, material culture studies, philosophy, anthropology, and archeology. Our MA and PhD degree programs, gallery exhibitions, research initiatives, and public programs explore new ways of thinking about the cultural history of the material world. We possess a specialized library of 60,000 volumes exclusive of serials and publish the journals West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture and Source: Notes in the History of Art, the book series Cultural Histories of the Material World (all with the University of Chicago Press), and the catalogs that accompany the exhibitions presented every year in our gallery (with Yale University Press). More than 50 research seminars, lectures, and symposia are presented annually, and many are made available on Bard Graduate Center’s YouTube channel.
Bard Graduate Center requires all employees to be fully vaccinated and follow the guidelines and protocols established to address campus safety regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.
Bard Graduate Center is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.
Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.