The Studio Museum provides paid year-long fellowships that support the professional training of curators, scholars, archivists, and educators historically underrepresented in the museum field. Fellows work alongside some of the most innovative practitioners of museology across the Museum, engaging in intensive scholarship opportunities, program development, and professional exposure.

With the guidance of  Museum professionals in their respective departments, including Curatorial, Public Programs & Community Engagement, or Archives, fellows work both independently and collaboratively with staff to gain comprehensive experience through immersive projects and practical learning opportunities. Projects range from exhibition and program planning, to project development and research, deepening the fellows’ understanding of museum work and specific areas of interest. Fellowships include unique networking opportunities with leading thinkers and practitioners in the field and forums designed for fellows to connect with new colleagues, share ideas, and discuss current issues in contemporary art. 

Fellowships support the next generation of museum leaders, providing insight into the daily workings of a museum through hands-on experience, learning workshops, and engagements that contribute to fellow’s professional growth and career readiness. 

Open Fellowships

The Robert Rauschenberg Curatorial Fellow

The Robert Rauschenberg Curatorial Fellow
​​The Robert Rauschenberg Curatorial Fellowship is ​a twelve-month position designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to curatorial work for a young professional.

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