There are two types of Conservation Fellowships: junior and senior. Junior fellows work closely with Met staff to receive training in scientific research and conservation practices. Senior fellows work on a specific research project that makes use of the Museum’s collection and/or resources.
Learn more about the Conservation and Scientific Research departments, including departmental research interests, staff, and publications. We also welcome applications for time-based media projects in the Department of Photograph Conservation.
See a list of the Department of Scientific Research’s primary areas of research interest.
Note: The Diamonstein-Spielvogel Fellowship (24 months) is based in the Department of Drawings and Prints and encourages collaborative research projects with the Departments of Paper Conservation and Scientific Research. Open to recent MA recipients or PhD candidates with training in conservation or research science.
The fellowship period is September 1 through August 31. All fellowships must take place within this period. All fellows must be in residence at The Met for the entirety of their 12-month fellowship period.
Note: The Diamonstein-Spielvogel Fellowship is a 24-month fellowship.
Recent master’s graduates, PhD candidates, postdoctoral scholars, and senior scientists and researchers are eligible to apply.
Junior fellows are those applicants who have recently completed graduate-level training. Senior fellows are well-established professionals with at least eight years of experience in the field and a proven publication record, or those who have their PhD in hand by the deadline date.
We encourage applications from those with a background in, but not limited to, conservation, conservation science, chemistry/physical chemistry, botany, and earth sciences/geology.
Junior fellows receive a stipend of $42,000. Senior fellows receive a stipend of $52,000. Both junior and senior fellows also receive up to an additional $6,000 for travel (maximum of six weeks).