Graduate Research Fellowships

The Block Museum offers a graduate research fellowship and an undergraduate curatorial fellowship each academic year. Fellowships include compensation and/or course credit. Graduate Assistantships provide opportunities to work with curators, faculty, scholars, artists, and the museum’s director on exhibitions and publications. Graduate Research Assistants support exhibition development, including research, developing checklists, writing, and catalogue production. Graduate Assistants are encouraged to attend internal departmental and staff meetings, as well as museum events when possible.

Applicants must be Northwestern University Art History graduate students. The position requires strong research and writing skills and a desire to think creatively in a collaborative work environment. Block Fellows must be comfortable communicating effectively with diverse constituencies about the museum’s exhibitions, collection, and programs.  Attention to detail and computer literacy are essential.

The nine-month position begins with the academic year in September and ends in June. Graduate Research Assistants are expected to work approximate 15 hours per week except during holidays, midterms and finals. The Fellowship includes a stipend and tuition waiver equal to a teaching assistantship. 

For general information, please contact Corinne Granof at