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The Art Museum of WVU Invites Applications for its Inaugural Faculty Fellowship Award

Art Museum of WVU

The Art Museum of WVU Fellowship program is an opportunity for faculty and instructors from across disciplines to enhance their teaching and scholarship by engaging with the Art Museum’s permanent collection of more than 4,000 objects. All full-time faculty (tenure or non-tenure track) on the Morgantown campus are eligible. This includes clinical, teaching, and service track faculty as well faculty equivalents and other professionals with teaching responsibilities.

Fellows will collaborate with museum staff in the summer of 2022 to develop a small (approximately 20 objects) exhibition that integrates themes and concepts from their teaching and research practice with the Art Museum’s collection. In the summer of 2022, the fellow will receive $3600 in summer research funding as they research objects for potential inclusion in the exhibition. They will also meet with Art Museum staff to plan and draft interpretive materials such as exhibition didactics, accompanying essays, and education guides. During the exhibition period (Spring semester 2023 or Fall semester 2023), the fellow is expected to substantively integrate the resulting exhibition into their curriculum for the chosen semester and to serve as an ambassador for departmental and college colleagues to do the same. They are also expected to participate in at least one public program at the Art Museum related to the exhibition.

Application deadline: April 1

Award Notification: April 14

Apply for the Inaugural Faculty Fellowship Award

Applicants may contact Art Museum educational programs manager, Heather Harris ( for any questions about the fellowship program and application. They may contact curator, Robert Bridges (, if they have questions about the Art Museum’s collections prior to submitting their applications.