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 young 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 the “study topic” established by CIMA’s annual exhibition installation.

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. 

To facilitate these fellowships, CIMA is collaborating with The Graduate Center, City University of New York and the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, Italy. A professor from each institution sits 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 expected to present a paper or colloquium on their reseach.

Meet our new 2016-17 fellows! We are thrilled to welcome a fifth CIMA Fellow next 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!

The call for applications for the 2017-18 season will open in November 2016.