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SOAR, Scholarships and Other Award Resources, is a searchable online database of funding opportunities for current students at all levels as well as recent graduates. Please review the recommendations below for conducting a search based on your needs, interests and eligibility.

Winterthur Fellowship Programs

Academic, independent, and museum scholars as well as advanced graduate students are invited to apply for short- and long-term residental research fellowships. Fellows conduct research in a broad range of scholarly topics and academic disciplines, including: material culture studies, social and cultural history, art history. literary studies, American studies, design history, the decorative arts, landscape architecture and design, consumer culture, and conservation studies covering global topics from the 17th to the 20th centuries.

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Applicants who have completed their Ph. D. may receive a four-month fellowship to pursue advanced research or revise research for publication. Stipend: up to $16,800.

Dissertation Fellowships
Doctoral candidates conducting research or writing a dissertation receive four- to nine-month fellowships. Stipend: up to $7,000 per semester.

Short-Term Fellowships
Academic, museum, and independent scholars, including graduate students receive one- to three-month short term fellowships. Stipend: $1,750 per month. Applicants need not apply for a specific named fellowship, but we do designate certain awards as:

Faith Andrews Fellowships for the study of Shaker life and material culture
Robert Lee Gill Fellowships for research on American decorative arts, painting, architecture, or historic preservation
Cheryl A. Robertson Fellowships for the study of American domestic life and material culture


mid January

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: None

Graduate: Phd Student, ABD Student

Award Type:
Dissertation Completion Grant

Award Period:
Academic Year (Graduate)
Summer (Graduate)
Post Graduate School

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Humanities and Social Sciences, Social and Cultural History, Material Culture, Architecture, Decorative Arts, Design, Consumer Culture, Garden and Landscape Studies, Shaker Studies, Travel and Tourism, The Atlantic World, Objects in Literature

Additional Qualifications:

Last Updated:
June 27, 2017

Last Updated: 9/12/17