Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Centre for American Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London

The postgraduate fellowship hosted by the Centre for American Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art is designed to facilitate original, rigorous, and exciting research that investigates art from the United States or its role in an international context, circa 1500–1980. It offers a postdoctoral scholar the opportunity to pursue their own work while in residence for six months and to actively contribute to the academic programming of the Centre for American Art. The Terra Foundation fellow is able to consult local libraries and archives, including the Courtauld library, and benefit from access to Sackler Research Forum events.

The 2021–22 Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for American Art is Dr. Alice Butler (PhD, University of Manchester).

Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (US Archives in UK Collections Project)

This year, in addition to the Centre’s Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, the Centre for American Art is offering a six-month Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on the Centre’s Archives project and to contribute to the final symposium for the project, which will be held at The Courtauld in May 2022.

Both fellowship applications are now closed.

These fellowships are administered by the Courtauld Institute of Art. Please visit the Centre for American Art website for more information.

Past Recipients


Tom Day, PhD, University of Edinburgh
“The Moving-Image as Subject and Practice in American Art, 1900-Present”


Elizabeth Buhe, PhD, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
“In Between: Transnational Painting, Collecting, and Philosophy in the 1950s”