Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Paris

This fellowship is designed to build capacity and professional expertise in American art history by supporting the research of postdoctoral scholars from outside the United States. It is open to candidates having successfully completed a PhD dissertation on American art before 1980 at a Francophone academic institution anywhere in the world.

This residential fellowship at the Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA), in Paris, offers a postdoctoral scholar the opportunity to pursue their own work while in residence for 12 months. The Terra Foundation fellow is able to consult local libraries and archives, including the INHA library, the largest art history library in the world. Additionally, the Terra Foundation fellow benefits from a travel allowance to visit museum and archival collections in the United States and attend the College Art Association conference or another American scholarly event.

The 2021–22 Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Fellows at the INHA are Laura Valette (PhD Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne) and Marion Grébert (PhD Sorbonne Université).

These awards are administered by the Institut national d’histoire de l’art.  For more information and to apply, please visit the Institut national d’histoire de l’art website. The application deadline is January 17, 2022.

Past Recipients


Morgan Labar, PhD, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
“Art et comédie. Divertissement de masse, humoristes et pratiques artistiques dans la région de Los Angeles entre 1965 et 1979”


Emilie Blanc, PhD, Université Rennes 2
“Arts visuels et mouvements sociaux de libération dans la région de San Francisco: l’affiche, comme expression artistique et politique (1965–1975)”


Enrico Camporesi, PhD, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 / Università di Bologna
“The 1973 exhibition Options and Alternatives: Some Directions in Recent Art, at Yale University Art Gallery”