The Clark offers between ten and sixteen Clark Fellowships each year, ranging in duration from one to ten months. National and international scholars, critics, and museum professionals are welcome to propose projects that extend and enhance the understanding of the visual arts and their role in culture.
Stipends are dependent on salary and sabbatical replacement needs. Housing in the Institute's Scholars' Residence, located across the street from the Clark, is also provided.
Fellows are furnished with offices in the library, which contains a collection of 200,000 books and 700 periodicals. The Institute's collections, its library, visual resources collection, and the Fellows program are housed together with the Williams College Graduate Program
in the History of Art. The Clark is within walking distance of Williams College
, its libraries, and its art museum. The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
(MASS MoCA) is a ten-minute drive away.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience. The Clark does not award pre-doctoral fellowships, and given the intense competition for fellowships, we do not normally make awards to those who have received their Ph.D. within the last four years.