Short-term Collections-based Fellowships – Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

The Yale Institute of Sacred Music invites applications for Short-term Collections-based fellowships at Yale University to research the aural, material, visual, ritual, and textual cultures of religions. These fellowships are designed for, and restricted to, research taking place in Yale’s non-circulating collections, which span virtually every age and region of the world and are among the deepest and widest ranging of any university. Examples of Yale’s non-circulating collections include materials in the Collection of Musical Instruments, the Yale Center for British Art, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, the Divinity School Library, and the Yale University Art Gallery, among others.

The Yale Institute of Sacred Music is an interdisciplinary center where scholars and artists engage in academic and creative work across a variety of fields at the intersection of religion and the arts. Each year the Institute brings a diverse group of Short-term Fellows to Yale to pursue interdisciplinary research in Yale collections for a period of one to three months. The Short-term Collections-based Fellowship application is due on November 1, 2019 for fellowships beginning in Summer 2020. The ISM provides a grant toward round-trip travel from the candidate’s home to New Haven and an honorarium to cover living expenses. More information and the application can be found at For questions, please contact the ISM Fellows Coordinator at

The Yale ISM also offers Long-term fellowships for the length of the academic year for scholars with independent and interdisciplinary research projects. More information can be found at

Categories: Job Postings