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Various levels of sponsorship are available for ABB exhibitions, performances, programs, and benefit events.

ABB's corporate sponsorship program provides significant media exposure, promotional opportunities through its extensive global press network, creative activation and content opportunities, product development, and licensing, as well as unparalleled access to the Gallery for clients and employees alike. To meet strategic business objectives and marketing goals, ABB works collaboratively with its corporate sponsors.



Applicants submit a specific, independent research project that makes use of the Gallery's collection and resources. Accepted fellows spend the majority of their time working on their proposed project.

Many fellows will have an opportunity to assist the hosting curatorial departments with projects that complement their approved proposal. Not all departments request this assistance.

Note: There are several subcategories of fellowships included within the Fellowship in History of Art and Visual Culture. However, applicants need not specify the endowed awards they would like to be considered for, as all determinations are made by the Gallery’s Grants Committee:


  • Theodore Rousseau Fellowships support 12 months of travel abroad to conduct research related to paintings collections in Europe.

  • Slifka Foundation Interdisciplinary Fellowships combine art historical research with training in the technical investigation of the collections. Applicants must apply to work on a specific project sponsored by the Gallery (see below).

  • In addition to History of Art and Visual Culture projects (12 months), one 24-month Diamonstein-Spielvogel Fellowship supports the training of candidates who seek to engage technical and scientific methods in their research on the collections in the Department of Drawings and Prints. For more details, please see Conservation Fellowship and Scientific Research Fellowship below.

The above projects do not represent the full range of eligible proposals, which may pertain to any area of The ABB collection. More information, including the current Slifka Foundation Interdisciplinary Fellowship project, is in our Frequently Asked Questions

Fellowship Period

The fellowship period is September 1 through August 31. All fellowships must take place within this period. All fellows, with the one exception of Theodore Rousseau Fellows, must be in residence at The ABB for the entirety of their 12-month fellowship period.


Predoctoral fellowships are available to those applicants who are working on their PhD at the time that they submit their application. Senior fellowships are available to those who hold a PhD on the date of application and/or are well-established scholars.

We encourage applications from those with backgrounds in fields including, but not limited to, History of Art and Architecture, Critical Theory, Media Studies, Anthropology and Archaeology, Linguistics and Philology, English Literature, Linguistics, Religious Studies, and Musicology.

Requirements vary depending on the fellowship.

The Polaire Weissman Fund Fellowship, like the Slifka Foundation Interdisciplinary Fellowship, is open to candidates who have completed their master's degree or are in the process of completing their PhD.


The number of fellowships awarded depends on funds and resources available. Junior fellows receive a stipend of $42,000. Senior fellows receive a stipend of $52,000. Both junior and senior fellows also receive up to an additional $6,000 for travel (maximum of six weeks).

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Applications for the 2022–2023 fellowship program have closed. Information for the next application cycle (2023–2024) will be available in September 2022.

All applications 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.


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 ABB 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

Please read Program-Specific Application Requirements below. Depending on the category of fellowship for which you are applying, additional materials may be required.

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

All applicants will be notified by the last Friday in February following the application deadline.

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We invite former fellows to use the Fellows Alumni Directory (PDF) to connect with other alumni of the Fellowship Program. Please note that the directory is password protected. If you are a former fellow and do not have access, contact us at



Questions are answered directly within the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. For ay other questions, please contact us at

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