Winterthur invites scholars, graduate students, artists, and craftspeople to apply to submit applications to the 2018-2019 Research Fellowships!
Fellowships include a 4-month postdoctoral fellowship, 12 semester dissertation fellowships, and 13 month short-term fellowships.
Winterthur is once again offering short-term Maker-Creator Fellowships. These short-term fellowships are designed for artists, writers, filmmakers, horticulturalists, craftspeople, and others who wish to examine, study, and immerse themselves in Winterthurs vast collections in order to inspire creative and artistic works for general audiences.
Fellows have full access to the library collections, including more than 87,000 volumes and one-half million manuscripts and images, searchable online. Resources for the 17th to the early 20th centuries include printed and rare books, manuscripts, period trade catalogues, auction and exhibition catalogues, printed ephemera, and an extensive reference photograph collection of decorative arts. Fellows may conduct object-based research in the museum's collections, which include 90,000 artifacts and works of art made or used in America to 1860, with a strong emphasis on domestic life. Winterthur also supports a program of scholarly publications including Winterthur Portfolio: A Journal of American Material Culture.
Fellows may reside in a furnished stone farmhouse on the Winterthur grounds and participate in the lively scholarly community at Winterthur.
At Winterthur, Fellows experience:
Printed and rare books, manuscripts and ephemera, images, museum and garden collections
A Broad Range of Scholarly Topics and Academic Disciplines:
Topics in social and cultural history, art history, religion, literary studies, American studies, design history and decorative arts, material culture, and conservation studies
Topics related to the colonial Americas and United States from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries
A Collegial Atmosphere:
Access to the expertise of librarians, curators, conservators, and research fellows, and graduate students with related interests
A Material Culture Perspective:
Gain experience in seeking new knowledge from the study of the material world