The collections, archives, and library of the Freer and Sackler Galleries form a rich resource for research. Several different fellowships are available to support graduate students and visiting scholars, administered through the Freer and Sackler, the Smithsonian, or by outside institutions.
Anne van Biema Fellowship
Established by bequest to promote excellence in research and publication on the Japanese visual arts, one award is made each year to support a scholar at the post-doctoral level for a period of two to nine months. Visit the fellowship page for more information and application instructions.
IRAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP
The Iran Heritage Foundation (IHF) Fellowship at the Freer and Sackler Galleries is intended to promote collection-based research and curatorial training in the arts of Iran by providing an opportunity for a younger scholar at the post-doctoral level to carry out a small exhibition drawn from the post-seventh century Persian collections of the Freer|Sackler. Visit the fellowship page for more information and application instructions.
This fellowship provides opportunities to conduct research and work with the Lunder Consortium for Whistler Studies on programs and publications focusing on James McNeill Whistler and art of the Aesthetic Movement. Both emerging and established scholars are invited to apply. The fellowship is offered through the generosity of the Lunder Foundation and administered through the Lunder Consortium for Whistler Studies (comprising the Freer Gallery, the Colby College Museum of Art, the University of Glasgow, and the Art Institute of Chicago). Fellowships are awarded for twelve- to eighteen-month terms. The next fellowship will be at the Colby College Museum of Art in 2014–15.
Fellowship description (PDF, 90kb)
Smithsonian Institution Fellowships
A variety of fellowships for students and scholars at several stages of their careers are offered through the Smithsonian Institution Office of Fellowships.
The J. S. Lee Memorial Fellowship
In honor of the late Dr. J. S. Lee, a distinguished Hong Kong philanthropist and lifelong supporter of the study of Chinese art, this fellowship facilitates the international exchange of curatorial expertise and contributes to the professional development of Chinese art curators and academics. Fellows may choose to be based at the Freer and Sackler or at a number of other museums worldwide. Visit the fellowship website for more information and application instructions.
Freer Fellowship, University of Michigan
The University of Michigan Department of the History of Art offers the Charles Lang Freer Fellowship, providing a semester or year-long residency at the Gallery for a pre-doctoral candidate in the department. Visit the department's webpage for more information.
Objects housed in the storage areas of the Freer and Sackler galleries are available to the public for serious study during normal working hours by appointment. Learn more »
Freer and Sackler LibraryWith more than eighty-six thousand volumes, the Library now is considered one of the finest repositories of Asian art resources in the United States. More info »
Our over 120 collections house a growing number of personal papers, written documents, still and moving pictures, graphics, audio tapes, and other forms of documentation.
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