Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship

Application Deadline: February 5, 2018

Open to: Freshmen, sophomores
Award Type: Professional
Area(s) of study: All fields, with an interest in art, art history, or the museum field
Award criteriab academic; diversity
Award provides: Week-long summer program followed by multi-year professional experience in the museum field
Open to international students: Yes

Eligibility Criteria:
Applicants must:
• Participate in the High Museum’s week-long Summer Academy
• Represent ethnically diverse cultures and backgrounds
• Be eligible to work in the US
• Commit to 2 years in the program prior to graduation

The Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship is a multi-year program providing fellows with hand-on experience at the High Museum, working with curators and staff on exhibitions, collections, and programs. The Fellowship has two components: First students apply to attend the Summer Academy at the High Museum during the summer after their first or second year. After successful completion of the week-long summer program, they may then be invited to apply for the multi-year fellowship. During the academic year, fellows meet with their mentors and a program coordinator on a regular basis. During the following two summers, fellows participate in 10-week intensive internships. Fellows receive a $4,000 stipend during the academic year and a $6,000 stipend during the summer internships. Applicants must have strong academic records and a demonstrated interest in art, art history, or the museum field.

Application Components:
• Application form
• Personal Statement
• 1 letter of recommendation
• Résumé
• Transcript(s)

This award does not require Emory endorsement. For more information and to apply, visit .

NS&FP recommends applicants begin the application process in December. Make an appointment with a NS&FP advisor. We will help you determine your eligibility and, if you choose to apply, provide feedback on your application.