Fellowship PrograM

The Center for Italian Modern Art awards a number of Fellowships each year to support the study of Italian modern and contemporary art by scholars at the master’s, doctoral, and post-doctoral level. Citizens of all nationalities are eligible to apply. The intention of the program is to bring together emerging scholars from diverse academic backgrounds in an interactive and collaborative environment at CIMA’s New York location. While fellows may pursue their own research and study, they will also work on a “study topic” related to CIMA’s annual installation, lead guided visits of the exhibition, and participate in CIMA’s programming and other activities.

CIMA also awards at least one Travel Fellowship each year to candidates residing outside of Italy who wish to study in Italy at the master’s level or above at an accredited academic program, or who are Ph.D. candidates or other scholars who wish to conduct research for a dissertation, book, or other scholarly project. 

CIMA is pleased to announce a new Affiliated Fellowship collaboration with the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, an artist residency program in a 15th-century castle in Umbria, Italy, to support an art historian or scholar in a related field who seeks a six-week residency in Italy in 2017.

To facilitate these fellowships, CIMA collaborates with The Graduate Center, City University of New York and the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, Italy. Professors from each institution sit on the Selection Committee that choses the fellows. Individuals awarded CIMA fellowships are welcomed into the community of scholars at these universities, afforded library and other privileges, and are able to present a paper or colloquium on their research.

The Call for 2017-18 Fellows is now closed.




We are thrilled to welcome a fifth CIMA Fellow this season, winner of a new fellowship funded by the Italian Ministry of Culture and coordinated by one of our university partners, the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, Italy. Read more here!