The Betsy James Wyeth Fellowship in Native American Art


December 1, 2023

This one-year fellowship is jointly hosted by SAAM and the National Museum of the American Indian and provides scholars with access to the resources of both museums.


The proposed research project should focus on historic or contemporary Native American artists, designers, and makers. Successful applications will center Indigenous methodologies, knowledges, and communities within their research practices and draw on the resources of The Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Museum of American Indian.


One fellowship will be awarded annually in support of a 12-month residency for a scholar at the predoctoral level or a 9-month appointment for a postdoctoral or senior-level researcher. Residencies must take place between June 1, 2024, and August 31, 2025, and begin on the 1st or 15th of the month.


The Betsy James Wyeth Fellowship in Native American Art carries a stipend of $53,000 and an allowance of up to $5,000 for short research trips. Additional funds will be provided to help with the fellow’s health insurance premiums and travel to Washington, DC.


SAAM Fellowships

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