The Met Fellowship Program
Join a community of scholars in the fields of art history, archaeology, museum education, conservation, and related sciences, as well as scholars in other disciplines, whose dynamic and interdisciplinary projects require close study of objects in The Met collection.
Annually, The Met awards over 50 fellowships to scholars from around the world. It is an educational priority to make The Met a laboratory for art and ideas. As a result, we support academic investigations of the Museum’s collection spanning more than 5,000 years from every corner of the world and contribute to broader scholarly discourses.
Met fellowships are awarded to junior scholars, postdoctoral and senior academics, and museum professionals for independent study or research.
How to Apply – click here for Fellowship details and deadlines
Applications for the 2021–2022 Met Fellowship Program are now open. APPLY NOW.
All applications to must be submitted online and in English. Academic and Professional Programs will not accept applications or related materials via email, postal mail, or in person.
Materials Required for All Applications
The following materials must be included with all applications (as .doc or .pdf files):
• Curriculum vitae of education, professional experience, honors, awards, and publications
• Three letters of recommendation, at least one academic and one professional, uploaded directly by the recommenders, none of whom may be current Met staff. Recommenders are encouraged to submit their letters in English.
• Project proposal or statement (see instructions for specific fellowships below)
• Official transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)—for junior fellowship applicants only
For more information about the application process, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. If your question is not answered there, please contact us at Academic.Programs@metmuseum.org.
All applicants will be notified by the last Friday in February following the application deadline.