Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship


17 March 2024.

National Museum of the American Indian Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Textile Conservation 


The fellowship is designed for recent graduates (within 5 years) from recognized conservation training programs and for those with equivalent experience. Applicants should demonstrate strong interest in Native American cultural heritage, a proven record of research skills, writing ability, and proficiency in English, written and spoken. 

The Smithsonian is committed to ensuring that all employees and affiliated persons (e.g. interns, research associates, fellows, and volunteers) are treated equitably in an environment that is free from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, gender stereotyping, pregnancy, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, parental status, or marital status. 


Two years commencing in September.


The fellowship carries an annual stipend of $50,000 plus an annual allowance $5,000 for research and related travel, and $5,000 to assist with the cost of medical insurance.

Notification Date

May 2024.


Kelly McHugh
Phone: 301-238-1452
NMAI Cultural Resources Center
Conservation Dept., 4220 Silver Hill Rd.,
Suitland MD 20746


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