Dedalus Foundation Visiting Scholar at the Archives of American Art

By the Archives
October 14, 2014

In honor of Robert Motherwell’s centenary, the Dedalus Foundation invites applications for a 2014-2015 art history research grant focused on Motherwell and his contemporaries.  The scholar(s) in residence at the Archives of American Art in Washington, DC, will concentrate on materials in the collection of the Archives that expand on current Motherwell research.

Each scholar will be awarded $3,000 plus a travel stipend up to $1,000.  The residency may occur at any time before the fall of 2015.  The scholars will be required to prepare and present the results of their research at a Washington, DC-based symposium to be held in December of 2015.

Qualifications and Selection:

Scholars must display a proven track record for original research, with special consideration given to applicants who have previously published and/or presented on Abstract Expressionism. 

Applications will be evaluated based on the proposal’s relevance and the scholar’s ability to carry out the proposed research in the time given.

Application Process:

Applicants are asked to submit a research proposal detailing a specific area of Motherwell research that utilizes papers at the Archives of American Art.  Scholars must outline a research plan, showing what resources will be consulted at the AAA and elsewhere.

Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in furthering research on Motherwell specifically.

Please send a detailed research proposal, current CV, and two letters of reference to

The deadline for applications is December 15, 2014.