2015–16 Postdoctoral Fellowship

2015–16 Postdoctoral Fellowship

Phillips Collection

2014–15 Postdoctoral Fellow Anne Monahan lecturing on Faith Ringgold, September 2014. Image courtesy of the Phillips Collection.
November 20, 2014
2015–16 Postdoctoral Fellowship

July 2015–June 2016

Application deadline: January 15, 2015

The Phillips Collection
Center for the Study of Modern Art
1600 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

T +1 202 387 2151


About the fellowship
The Phillips Collection, in partnership with George Washington University (GW), offers a Postdoctoral Fellowship to support research and teaching on topics in American, European, or non-western art, from 1780 to the present. The fellow is expected to be in residence in Washington, D.C., at The Phillips Collection during the fall and spring semesters throughout the term of the fellowship. The fellow is also expected to teach one undergraduate or graduate course at the Center for the Study of Modern Art or at the George Washington University, present at least one public lecture at the Phillips, and participate in other programs and discussions with scholars, critics, museum staff, and students at the museum and the university. The appointment carries a departmental affiliation with the George Washington University’s Department of Fine Arts and Art History and with The Phillips Collection. The fellow receives a stipend and generous benefits package, as well as various university/museum privileges, including access to facilities, libraries of institutions, equipment, support staff, curators, and faculty.

Selection committee
A panel of GW faculty and Phillips staff review the applications. Award recipient is notified within two months following the application deadline.

The fellowship is open to untenured scholars who have received their PhDs within the past five years. Applicants must have successfully defended their thesis prior to the application deadline (no later than January 15, 2015) and their doctoral degree must be conferred no later than June 30, 2015, prior to the start day of July 1, 2015. Preference will be given to applicants whose projects focus on subjects related to the museum’s areas of collecting and reinterpret the topic via innovative methodological approaches or alternative perspectives that may cross national boundaries and art-historical time periods.


The next fellowship opportunity is July 2015 through June 2016. Deadline for receipt of the application is January 15.

To apply, send a cover letter, CV, a one-page research proposal, a sample syllabus for a proposed undergraduate or graduate course, and two letters of reference. All application materials must be sent electronically in one PDF document to [email protected].


The Phillips Collection and the George Washington University are Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, Affirmative Action Employers.


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