Fellowships


Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
$194,098
Madrid, Spain
2020

To support the Terra Foundation Collection Research Fellowship in American Art, a two-year fellowship focused on the museum’s permanent collection of nineteenth-century art of the United States. The fellow works with curators to imagine and implement a new installation of the American collection at the museum, the first full re-installation since the 1990s. The fellow publishes scholarly essays, contributes to a new collection catalogue, and organizes an international symposium in Madrid.

Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac
$221,500
Paris, France
2020

To support the Terra Foundation Research Fellowship and Convenings on Native American Art, a twelve-month research fellowship and two convenings devoted to the museum’s permanent collection of Native American art, from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries, known as the “Royal Collections.” This interdisciplinary, multi-year research project of this vast collection furthers knowledge of the fragile indigenous objects and contributes to two convenings in Paris with representatives from Native American communities for first-hand study and discussion in front of objects.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
$358,000
Berlin, Germany
2020

To support the four-year renewal of the Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship at the Institute of Art and Visual History, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. This program, originally funded in 2016 for a four-year cycle, supports two postdoctoral fellows, each for a two-year period, to teach and conduct research in art and visual culture of the United States prior to 1980 at the prestigious art history department in Germany, where students and faculty represent a variety of periods and traditions of art history.

Rijksmuseum
$165,000
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2019

To support the Terra Foundation Research Fellowship in American Photography at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam (2020-2022) to spearhead research on works in the museum’s permanent collection. Two fellows will be selected for one year each to conduct in-depth research on selected works, photographers, and/or themes based on the fellows’ individual research.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
$450,700
Berlin, Germany
2016

To support postdoctoral fellowships at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin’s Institute of Art and Visual History for four years. The program supports two consecutive two-year postdoctoral fellowships to teach and engage in research on American art history, and complements the visiting professorships at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at Freie Universität Berlin.

Freie Universität Berlin, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
$438,500
Berlin, Germany
2016

To support visiting professorships at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies for six academic years (2017–2022). The program supports one 8-month visiting professorship each academic year, and complements the postdoctoral fellowship program at Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin.

Terra Summer Residency
$640,000
Chicago, Illinois
2015

To support the Terra Summer Residency program for 2016, 2017, and 2018. Founded by the Terra Foundation in 2001, the Terra Summer Residency is a nine-week residential program that brings together 10 doctoral candidates and emerging artists in Giverny for intensive work and exchange with distinguished academic and artistic advisors.

Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery
$516,210
Washington, DC
2015

To support the Terra Foundation Fellowships in American Art, which aim to support first-rate cross-cultural scholarship on American art and its global context and to create research opportunities for foreign and US scholars by providing access to the rich archival resources and collections of the Smithsonian Institution.

University of Oxford
$341,000
Oxford, United Kingdom
2015

To support the creation of the Terra Foundation Visiting Professorship at the University of Oxford, part of an initiative to support the teaching of American art history globally. This program opens American art as a new field of study to masters students in art history and facilitates the introduction of the visual arts of the United States to undergraduate students in history and American studies.

Institut National de l’Historie de l’Art
$76,000
Paris, France
2015

To support the extension of the Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship at the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA) in Paris for the 2015/16 academic year. The program is hosted by INHA and a university consortium including the department of American studies and art history departments at the Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7, the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, and the Université de Tours.