Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art for 2023-24 Academic Year

American Council Learned Society invites applications for Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art, made possible by the generous support of the Getty Foundation. 

Applications are welcome from scholars worldwide without restriction as to citizenship or country of residency. Scholars who are citizens of countries other than the United States are especially encouraged to apply, as are scholars who have experience studying, teaching, and/or conducting art historical research in non-US contexts.

These fellowships provide early career scholars from around the world time to undertake sustained research and/or writing for projects that will make substantial and original contributions to the understanding of art and its history. The program funds projects at all stages of development, and the ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. This program does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.


Each with a stipend of $60,000, plus $5,000 for research and travel during the award period.


Eligible applications for APTI fellowships must meet the following criteria:

  • This program welcomes proposals from applicants from anywhere in the world, without restriction as to citizenship, country of residency, location of work proposed, or employment.
  • Applicants must have a PhD that was conferred between September 1, 2017, and December 31, 2021.
  • Applicants who earned their PhDs in any humanistic field may apply, so long as they demonstrate that their research draws substantially on the materials, methods, and/or findings of art history, and contributes to the field.
  • Scholars may propose new approaches to art historical scholarship and/or explore connections between art history and other humanistic disciplines.
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Peer reviewers in this program are asked to evaluate all eligible proposals on the following four criteria:

  • The potential of the project is to advance the field of art history and make an original and significant contribution to the knowledge of art and its history.
  • The quality of the proposal with regard to its methodology, scope, theoretical framework, and grounding in the relevant scholarly literature.
  • The feasibility of the project and the likelihood that the applicant will execute the work within the proposed time frame.
  • The applicant’s scholarly record and potential for scholarly achievement, taking into account the relative advantages and constraints on resources for the proposed project and over the course of the applicant’s doctoral training and early career.

Application Process

All applications must include:

  • Completed application form
  • The proposal comprises of Project Description, Project Workplan, Expected Products 
  • Project bibliography (no more than two pages, in Times New Roman 11-point font)
  • Publications list (no more than two pages, in Times New Roman 11-point font)
  • Brief personal statement of up to one page (double spaced, Times New Roman 11-point font) describing your intellectual trajectory as a scholar.
  • Writing sample of no more than 15 pages, inclusive of images and all citations
  • Two reference letters

To apply, click here.

Deadline: November 01, 2022.

For more information, visit the official site.

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