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A number of scholarly institutions administer fellowship programs on behalf of, and with funding from, the Kress Foundation. Below is a list of Kress Fellowship opportunities which support a variety of scholarly activities, including research, publication and travel. More information about these opportunities can be found directly on the host institution websites provided.

Support Type Organization Fellowship

Fellowship Partners

The Kress Foundation sponsors a range of fellowship programs, many of which are administered independently by host institutions. Conservation Fellowships are administered by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation and History of Art: Institutional Fellowships are administered by the six European research centers hosting the fellows. The Foundation continues to administer directly the Interpretive Fellowships at Art Museums. Other Kress Foundation sponsored fellowship partners include:

American Academy in Rome

Established in 1894, and chartered by an Act of Congress in 1905, the American Academy in Rome is a center that sustains independent artistic pursuits and humanistic studies. Through an annual national competition, the Rome Prize is awarded to 15 scholars and 15 emerging artists. In 1977, the Kress Foundation began supporting a pre-doctoral scholarly prize in art history.

American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Founded in 1881, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens provides graduate students and scholars from affiliated North American colleges and universities a base for the advanced study of all aspects of Greek culture, from antiquity to the present day. The Kress Foundation began awarding the ASCSA grants in 1966 for fellowships in art history and publications.

Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art, founded in 1979, is a research institute that fosters study of the production, use and cultural meaning of art, artifacts, architecture, and urbanism, from prehistoric times to the present. CASVA encourages a variety of approaches by historians, critics, and theorists of art, as well as by scholars in related disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. Today the Kress Foundation awards an annual grant to CASVA in support of two senior Kress fellows and two pre-doctoral Kress fellows and has established an endowment to support the Kress-Beinecke Professorship. The Foundation began this partnership with CASVA when the latter was created in 1979, as an extension of the support the Foundation had been extending to the National Gallery of Art for fellowships programs since 1965. For more information on the National Gallery of Art's fellowship history with the Kress Foundation, see the publications A Generous Vision and A Generous Vision II on our Publications page.


A number of other scholarly institutions administer fellowship programs on behalf of, and with funding from, the Kress Foundation. These fellowship partners include: the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation; the Archaeological Institute of America; Harvard's Villa I Tatti; the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, the International Center of Medieval Art; the Renaissance Society of America; and Yale University.