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The Clark-Oakley Humanities Fellowship

The Clark-Oakley Humanities Fellowship represents a special collaboration between the Oakley Center and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, a center for research and higher education as well as a major public art museum. The fellowship, an academic year appointment that pays up to $60,000 (depending on the awardee's salary replacement needs) as well as moving costs and housing, is open to national and international scholars, critics, and museum professionals engaged in projects that enhance the understanding of the visual arts and their role in culture.  

Applications are invited from scholars with a Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience in universities, museums, and related institutions. Because of the highly competitive nature of the fellowship competition, we do not normally award fellowships to scholars whose dissertations are only recently completed.

For full fellowship guidelines and an application form, as well as further information, please visit clarkart.edu/research or williams.edu/resources/oakley/fellowships.htm. The application deadline is early November (see Clark Art site for exact date).

Williamstown is located in a rural setting in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. Both Boston and New York City are about three hours away by car.

Previous Clark-Oakley Humanities Fellows

  • Ernst van Alphen (2006-2007)
  • Jonathan D. Katz (2007-2008)
  • Aamir Mufti (2008-2009)
  • Mary Roberts (2009-2010)