Advanced Training Fellowship in Conservation, National Gallery of Art

Posted on Jan 12, 2016

indexThe conservation division of the National Gallery of Art is seeking applications for fellowship positions in 3 disciplines: paper conservation, objects conservation, and paintings conservation.  The fellowships are supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Charles E. Culpeper Foundation.  The three-year fellowships will commence in the fall of 2016 and include a yearly stipend starting at $34,000 plus $2,000 each year for travel and research.

Eligibility: Graduates from recognized training programs or candidates with equivalent training will be considered for the conservation fellowships.  Applicants should have no more than five years of conservation-related work experience post graduation.

Application Procedure: Interested candidates must submit the following materials in English:
-Transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate courses of academic study (although official transcripts are preferred, unofficial copies are acceptable)
-A curriculum vitae including basic biographical information, current and permanent addresses, telephone numbers, and a description of previous conservation experience and internships
-A short statement of the applicant’s interests and intent in applying for the fellowship.  Please specify the treatment discipline of interest interest (paper, objects, paintings) at the beginning of the short statement.
-Offprints of any publications or lectures
-Two supporting letters of recommendation from conservation professionals familiar with the candidate’s work and one letter of personal reference (sent directly to the address below below or sent by e-mail to

Applications should be submitted electronically to

Please note that the application due date previously published has been revised.  All application material must be received no later than January 29, 2016.  Applicants will be notified of the decision by the end of February 2016.