Apply for publication support and fellowships at the Smithsonian American Art Museum


Towards fairness in publishing is a professional development program offered by the peer-reviewed journal american art, co-published by the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and University of Chicago Press. It is supported by a $64,000 grant from the Dedalus Foundation.

This initiative seeks to address the inequitable conditions that precede and hinder publication in the field of American-American art history. Through editorial mentorship and workshops, the program will demystify scholarly publishing processes and help scholars revise manuscripts for submission and publication. There is no obligation for participants to post with american artnor for the journal to publish their work.

Eligibility criteria
This program is intended for non-tenured faculty, junior museum staff, independent scholars, and unpublished graduate students researching American art history and related visual culture topics. It prioritizes applicants whose experiences will expand diversity in the field, including those who are first-generation college or graduate students, or who have not received institutional funding (scholarships, grants, fellowships studies or paid leave) in the past two years. Applicants do not have to meet all criteria.

Requests for Towards fairness in publishing are due September 15, 2022. To apply, visit

Finding Advisors
american art looking for experienced researchers to Towards fairness in publishing Consultative Committee. Send a letter of interest and resume to [email protected] Open until full.

Research grants at SAAM, 2023-2024
The SAAM and its Renwick Gallery residential fellowships support full-time, independent research and study of the arts, crafts, and visual culture of the United States. SAAM seeks a diverse pool of applicants and especially welcomes applicants with an understanding of the experiences of historically underrepresented groups in American art. Paid fellowships are available at graduate, doctoral, postdoctoral and senior levels. Apply before November 1, 2022.


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