View an update to the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship 2018-2019, originally posted on 1/10/18


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Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship 2018-2019


The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship 2018–2019 application deadline has been extended to February 23, 2018. The fellow will be responsible for curating an exhibition on Pueblo Indian weaving and embroidery. The museum strongly encourages Pueblo scholars to apply.

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship will be awarded to a graduate or recent postdoctoral student who has demonstrated a passion for the interpretation of arts and culture in a museum or similar setting. The minimum requirement is the completion of coursework for a master’s degree. Postdoctoral students whose dissertations were accepted within the past two years will also be eligible. Native North American scholars are encouraged to apply.


The selected fellow will be a temporary full-time employee of the Wheelwright Museum with benefits for 18 months starting in June 2018. He or she will have significant responsibilities for the planning and implementation of a major exhibition and will work closely with the museum’s exhibition team. The fellow may have writing responsibilities and will interact closely with a featured artist, author, videographer, interns from regional institutions, volunteers, and other constituents.


The salary range is $38,000 to $42,000 annually, based on level of academic achievement.


The fellow will not be provided time to write a thesis or dissertation, but will have some funding to attend conferences and other professional gatherings.


Applicants must provide a statement explaining their qualifications and their background. The statement must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a substantial writing sample written and edited entirely by the applicant, and three letters of recommendation.Applications can be sent by mail, FedEx, or other service, or can be scanned and emailed. Complete mailed applications must be postmarked no later than February 23rd, 2018; emailed applications must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on February 23rd, 2018.


Mailed applications should be addressed to:


The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship

Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

P.O. Box 5153

Santa Fe, NM 87502


Emailed applications should be sent to:


Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

704 Camino Lejo, Museum Hill, Santa Fe, NM 87505

505-982-4636 or 800-607-4636 |

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