Art History Research Fellowships at The Dalí
The Museum offers eight-week residential art history research fellowships at The Dalí in St Petersburg, Florida, USA, for PhD candidates and post-doctoral candidates. Applying fellows propose research proposals that utilize the Museum’s collection and resources, including its library and archive, focusing on Dalí, Surrealism or a related area of avant-garde studies. Relevant projects of a literary nature will also be considered. The proposal should be a research and writing project aimed at producing a specific piece of writing. Proposals for exhibitions, edited volumes, conferences or panel discussions will not be considered.
Eligibility: PhD candidates, post-doctoral and senior scholars
PhD candidacy is the minimum requirement. PhD Candidates are within a year of completing their PhD. Post-doctoral candidates have completed their PhD within the last five years. Fluency in English is required. International applicants are welcomed. If needed, the applicant will fulfill all applicable US visa regulations, and the Museum will provide a letter explaining the purpose of the fellowship. All costs of applying for the visa are the applicant’s responsibility.
Applicants make a specific research proposal that utilizes the Museum’s collection and resources, including its library and archive. The focus of the project should be Dalí, surrealism or some related area of avant-garde studies. Relevant projects of a literary nature will also be considered. The proposal should be a research and writing project aimed at producing a specific piece of writing. Proposals for exhibitions, edited volumes, conferences or panel discussions will not be considered.
The stipend for fellowships at The Dalí is $10,000. Housing is not provided.
At the end of the fellowship, a detailed report and/or piece of finished writing of 5,000 words based on the proposal will be submitted to the Dalí Museum. There is the opportunity for the Museum to publish finished writing in its online journal, and the fellow agrees to makes the piece of writing available for this and future Dalí Museum publications in any medium. The fellow may give a public talk at the Museum. Additionally, the fellow may wish to attend or participate in Museum events during the fellowship and this engagement will be welcomed.
How to Apply
Please see “application” button, below. We cannot accept applications or related materials via email, postal mail or in person.
The application will require you to provide the following:
- Full curriculum vitae of education, professional experience, honors, awards and publications
- Project proposal including:
A statement of a maximum of 1000 words setting out what you want to accomplish during the fellowship period and details of how you can utilize the Museum’s resources to accomplish your goals, and a tentative schedule of work to be accomplished during the fellowship period.
- Contact information for two recommenders (at least on academic and the other professional), none of whom may be current Dalí Museum employees. For pre-doctoral candidates, both letters should be academic, from people familiar with your research (such as your thesis supervisor).
Once you have submitted your recommenders’ names, titles and email addresses, they will be contacted with instructions for supplying their letters. Please note that each letter must include the recommender’s complete title and contact information. We ask recommenders to submit letters in English.
The deadline for all application materials, including letters of recommendation is October 16, 2020. In the event all materials are not received by the deadline date the application will not be considered. All applicants will be notified by December 1, 2020 and the fellowship will begin February 2021. Successful candidates will be sent a letter of agreement outlining the terms of the fellowship.
About The Dalí Museum
The Dalí Museum, located in the heart of picturesque downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, is home to an unparalleled collection of over 2,400 Salvador Dalí works, including nearly 300 oil paintings, watercolors and drawings, as well as more than 2,100 prints, photographs, posters, textiles, sculptures and objets d’art. The Museum’s nonprofit mission, to care for and share its collection locally and internationally, is grounded by a commitment to education and sustained by a culture of philanthropy.
The Dalí is recognized internationally by the Michelin Guide with a three-star rating; has been deemed “one of the top buildings to see in your lifetime” by AOL Travel News; and named one of the ten most interesting museums in the world by Architectural Digest. The building itself is a work of art, including a geodesic glass bubble, nicknamed The Enigma, featuring 1,062 triangular glass panels, a fitting tribute to Salvador Dalí’s legacy of innovation and transformation. Explore The Dalí anytime with the free Dalí Museum App, available on Google Play and in the App Store. The Dalí Museum is located at One Dalí Boulevard, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701.