Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Paris

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 2022–23 Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the INHA was Camille Paysant (PhD Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne).  She conducted research on “Cornelia Bentley Sage Quinton, figure pionnière dans l’institutionnalisation de la photographie aux Etats-Unis (1909-1930).”

Please note, this program is no longer active. If you have questions about our grant and fellowship opportunities for individuals, please contact [email protected].

Past Recipients


Marion Grébert, Sorbonne Université
“The Fall of the Ceiling, the Empire, and the Angel. New York in Photographic Ruins, an Inverted Rome (1961–1981)”

Laura Valette, PhD, Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne
“The Carmen Academy: international epicenter of training in Whistlerism(1898–1901)”


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”