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Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship


Application Deadline: February 2, 2022 (Tentative)

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

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

This award does not require Emory endorsement. For more information and to apply, visit http://high.org/MellonFellowship.

If you are interested in learning more about the application process and recommended timeline, visit our Canvas course.

If you are not currently enrolled in our Canvas course, please request registration.
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