Fellowship Programs

Since its founding in 1993, the Bard Graduate Center has aimed to become the leading institute for the study of the cultural history of the material world through its MA and PhD programs, scholarly exhibitions, publications, seminars, and symposia. Its activities draw on methodologies and approaches from art history, architecture and design history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology. The BGC offers a number of fellowship opportunities for researchers working in these and allied areas. The fellowship programs at the Bard Graduate Center are designed to further the institution’s goal of promoting research in the areas of decorative arts, design history and material culture—what we call the “cultural history of the material world.” 

See a list of our 2014-2015 Visiting and Research Fellows.

Click on the links below to learn more about each of our fellowship programs:

BGC/AMNH Fellowship in Museum Anthropology

Two-year postdoctoral fellowship jointly appointed at the Bard Graduate Center and in the Anthropology Division and the Richard Gilder Graduate School of the American Museum of Natural History. 

BGC Fellowship in Islamic Arts and Material Culture

Two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Islamic arts and material culture.

Andrew W. Mellon “Cultures of Conservation” Fellowship

One-year fellowship funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and designed to bridge the gap between objects as studied by conservators and objects as studied by academics in the human sciences.

BGC Research Fellowship

Long and short-term fellowships for collections-based research projects, as well as writing and reading projects.

BGC Visiting Fellowship

Long and short-term non-stipendiary research fellowships.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for general information about fellowships at the BGC.

For questions, please contact fellowships@bgc.bard.edu.

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