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 his or her own work while in residence for 12 months. The Terra Foundation fellow will be able to consult local libraries and archives, including the INHA library, the largest art history library in the world. Additionally, the Terra Foundation fellow will benefit 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 2019–20 Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow at INHA is Morgan Labar.

These awards are administered by the Institut national d’histoire de l’art. The deadline for applications for the 2020–21 fellowship is March 2, 2020.

For more information about eligibility, application procedures, and funding, please visit the INHA website: https://www.inha.fr/fr/recherche/appels/appels-a-candidatures/appels-en-cours/bourse-de-la-terra-foundation-for-american-art.html

Past Recipients


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”