Ford Foundation Scholars in Residence Program at The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum requests nominations of individuals for the 2023–24 cohort of Ford Scholars in Residence whose work has substantive implications for expanding and reimagining narratives of modern and contemporary art history. Candidates can be scholars from a wide variety of disciplines with expertise from the time period (late 1800s to the present) and bearing on the subject area of the Museum’s collections in all mediums. Their work may focus on historically underrepresented artists, moments, movements, and geographies, or offer a new lens on more familiar topics. They may also be creative practitioners—composers, choreographers, writers, etc.—whose work offers a compelling perspective for new understandings. Nominators should include 1) a statement or letter of nomination (less than two pages) on the nominee’s contributions; the field-changing impact of their work; and relevance for new narratives of modern and contemporary art; and 2) the nominee’s contact information and CV.

Please send all nominations for the September 2023 cohort of the Ford Foundation Scholars in Residence at The Museum of Modern Art to by February 1, 2023. Final selections will be made and announced in spring 2023.

Most of the Scholars’ time at the Museum will be reserved for their own research. In addition to participating in the conversations described above, Scholars will share their work in a public-facing way (lecture, event, publication, display, etc.) during the fellowship period or in the six months following.

Twelve months, September 2023–August 2024, with nine months required residency at the Museum.

Each scholar will receive an annual stipend of $185,000.