• The Meeting of St. Francis and St. Dominic :: c.1400-1455
  • Artist: Fra Angelico (Guido di Pietro), Italian
  • Repository: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
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Competitive fellowships supported by the Kress Foundation are awarded to art historians and art conservators in the final stages of their preparation for professional careers, as well as to students of art history and related fields who are interested in art museum education and curating. To learn more about a particular fellowship and how to apply, select a program below.

Central to the Foundation’s grant and fellowship programs is the Foundation’s mission-driven commitment to making the fruits of its funding programs as broadly accessible as possible. To that end, the Foundation strongly urges its grantees and fellowship administrators to help diversify the next generation of art historians, art conservators,  and art museum professionals by adopting an inclusive approach to all Kress-sponsored partnerships and educational and training opportunities. Similarly, the Foundation strongly encourages the adoption of sustained, open access approaches to the dissemination of Kress-funded resources that support education, research, and scholarship. For the latter, please read the Conditions of Kress Foundation Awards.

Description Application Guidelines
History of Art Institutional Fellowships

Six pre-doctoral Kress Institutional Fellowships in the history of European art offer a two-year research appointment in association with one of six foreign host institutions.

Conservation Fellowships Kress Conservation Fellowships
offer one-year internships in advanced conservation at a museum or conservation facility.
Interpretive Fellowships at Art Museums

Kress Interpretive Fellowships offer one-year internships for training in interpretation, within museum education and curatorial departments, in European art at an American art museum.



Past Fellowships

To see a comprehensive list of Fellowships awarded per year, please see our Annual Reports.


Fellowship FAQ

Q: Do I have to be nominated to apply for a fellowship?

A: There are different requirements for each fellowship.  History of Art Institutional Fellowships: candidates must be nominated by their academic department. Conservation Fellowships: applications must be submitted by the museum or conservation research facility that will host the fellowship. Interpretive Fellowships at Art Museums: applications must be submitted by the museum that will host the fellowship.

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St. Peter

Date: c. 1639
Artist: Salvator Rosa
Repository: Austin Arts Center, Trinity College, Hartford, CT

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