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Application Deadline: Feb. 10


    E-mail Fellowships team

    Phone: 866-226-2150

    Fellowship Program

    The Alliance is committed to cultivating diverse leaders across the field by providing access to professional development and networking opportunities offered at our Annual Meeting. 


    Alliance Professional and Student members who are:

    • underrepresented* within the profession
    • emerging leaders
    • mid-career professionals

    Individuals must be Alliance members at the time of application.
    *This includes individuals who identify with one or more of the following underrepresented groups: racial/ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and LGBT. 

    International Museum Professionals who are working in art museums from countries with developing or emerging economies.

    Through the fellowship program, we aim to include your voice and the voices of those whose presence is greatly needed in discussions about field-wide issues.


    Fellows are required attend the entire meeting and participate in fellowship-related activities, such as the Fellowship breakfast and those ticketed events accompanying the award.

    Fellowships awarded to Alliance Professional and Student members includes complimentary conference registration and selected ticketed events and a $750 cash award to cover travel expenses.

    Fellowships awarded to International museum professionals include complimentary conference registration and a one-year Alliance Professional Membership, round-trip airfare from a home airport to Seattle, per diem, lodging and invitations to attend the Fellowship breakfast and International Welcome Reception.

    How to Apply

    Eligible individuals are invited to submit an application. Fellows will be selected from among a competitive and talented pool of peers. Unfortunately, because of limited funds we cannot accommodate all applicants.

    International Fellowship applicants are required to submit, in English, a 500-word essay, letter of recommendation and completed application form.

    Individuals who have previously been awarded a fellowship to attend the Annual Meeting are not eligible.

    Applications were due Monday, Feb. 10. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.


    Fellowship awardees will be notified by email no later than March 31 and will have a week to confirm their attendance. Once awardees have confirmed their attendance, they will receive a special registration code for complimentary registration and can purchase additional event tickets not included in the fellowship award. Upon receipt of confirmation and signed IRS W-9 form, travel stipends will be issued to Alliance Professional and Student fellows and may take 2 to 4 weeks to arrive. Upon receipt of acceptance and a signed W-8 form, International fellows will receive instructions about next steps.

    Fellowship awards are non-transferable.

    Applicants who are not awarded a fellowship and would still like to attend the meeting may register at the published Early Bird rate until the Advance Registration deadline, April 25. Instructions for how to register will be included with your notification email.

    Space at events is limited and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment is required to acquire tickets for those events that have a fee. Tickets will not be available to purchase on-site. If you would like to purchase tickets to reserve your space at events prior to the award decision, please contact registration to receive instructions.