BGC Visiting Fellowships

The Bard Graduate Center invites scholars from university, museum, and independent backgrounds with a PhD or equivalent professional experience to apply for non-stipendiary visiting fellowships, to be held during the 2015-2016 academic year.  BGC Visiting Fellowships, which are intended for scholars who already have secure means of funding, provide scholars with workspace in the BGC Research Center and enable them to be a part of our dynamic scholarly community in New York.  Eligible disciplines and fields of study include—but are not limited to—art history, architecture and design history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology.  Both long- and short-term fellowships are available (for example, 6, 4 and 2 months). 

The BGC is a graduate research institute devoted to study of the decorative arts, design history, and material culture, drawing on methodologies and approaches from art history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology. It offers MA and PhD degrees, possesses a specialized library of 60,000 volumes exclusive of serials, and publishes West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History and Material Culture and Cultural Histories of the Material World (both with The University of Chicago Press), and the catalogues that accompany the four exhibitions it presents every year in its Gallery space (with Yale University Press). Over 50 research seminars, lectures and symposia are scheduled annually and are live-streamed around the world on the BGC’s YouTube channel. 

To apply, please submit the following materials electronically, via email to fellowships@bgc.bard.edu, in a single PDF file: (1) cover letter explaining why the BGC is an appropriate research affiliation and indicating the preferred length and dates of the fellowship; (2) detailed project description; (3) CV; (4) publication or academic writing sample of approximately 20-30 pages; (5) names and contact information for two references.  Letters of recommendation are not required.  All materials must be received by April 1, 2015.  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Please direct questions to the Visiting Fellowship Committee via email (fellowships@bgc.bard.edu).

The BGC does not reimburse fellows for travel, relocation, housing, or visa-related costs in connection with this fellowship award.

Fellowships are awarded without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

2014–2015 Visiting Fellows

Anne Kraatz
Independent Scholar
October 2014

Steven Leuthold
Northern Michigan University
October-November 2014

Richard Taws
University College London
October-December 2014  

2013–2014 Visiting Fellows

Céline Ventura Teixeira
University of Paris-Sorbonne
May - June 2014

Alison Clarke
University of Applied Arts, Vienna
April 2014 - May 2014

Monica L. Smith
University of California, Los Angeles
March 2014 - June 2014

University of California, Los Angeles
(March 2014 - June 2014)
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Joseph Sciorra
Queens College, City University of New York
February 2014 - June 2014

Wolfgang Brückle
University of Zürich
January 2014 - February 2014

D. Graham Burnett
Princeton University
September 2013 - June 2014

Susannah Fisher
Hunter College
September 2013 - March 2014

Sean Leatherbury
University of Oxford
September 2013 - March 2014

Alison Goodrum
Manchester Metropolitan University
November 2013 - January 2014

Hannah Rogers
Cornell University
September - December 2013

2012–2013 Visiting Fellows

Rikke Baggesen
Royal School of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen
March - April 2013

Sarah Lepinksi
Bryn Mawr College
October 2012 - May 2013


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