Please upload a complete academic paper that demonstrates your ability to use evidence, interpret it, and frame an argument. The Winterthur Program requests a minimum length of 7 pages to a maximum length of 20 pages. (For longer papers with images, you may wish to reduce the file size for easier uploading.)
When possible, select three professors who know your academic or professional work. Applicants who desire may choose to replace one academic reference with a professional reference. Applicants who are no longer in contact with academic references, or whose recommenders may have retired or passed away, may submit professional references.
Upload a curriculum vitae or resume. Be sure to include internships or volunteer positions that demonstrate your interest and experience related to material culture study.
Interview Weekend is conducted by the Executive Committee of the Winterthur Program and is normally held Thursday through Saturday, mid-March at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Each year, sixteen successful applicants are invited to participate (in-person) in Interview Weekend. Participation is required to be considered for admission. Reasonable costs for travel and lodging to attend Interview Weekend are paid by the Winterthur Program.
Please note—Interview Weekend will be held virtually during the 2021 admissions cycle.
All admission offers include a fellowship (22-month stipend) and full tuition scholarship. (Full-time participation over the course of 22 consecutive months, beginning August 1, is expected.)
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(All opportunities to learn more are completely optional and are not part of the applicant record.)