Graduate Research Assistantships

Graduate Research Assistantships are designed to provide Yale doctoral students, in their second through sixth year, the opportunity to work as part of an intellectual team on a major scholarly project.

About the Research Assistantships

Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs) at the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art are open to Yale University doctoral students, in their second through sixth year, in all disciplines.

GRAs enhance the educational experiences provided by academic course work and teaching assistantships at the University, allowing students to extend their range of academic specializations and expertise, and to augment research skills by direct contact with objects in the collections. Although the positions are not restricted to those students who wish to pursue museum careers, students gain in-depth knowledge of the scholarly and logistical aspects of exhibition preparation and develop other professional skills. The stipend will be commensurate with the 2019–20 graduate teaching fellowship stipend at Yale.

Eligibility and Requirements

The application process is formal and competitive. Research assistantships are equivalent to University teaching assistant positions and cannot be negotiated through conversation with curators. It is suggested that students seek the approval of their Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) before applying. Applications must include the following:

  • A cover letter with a statement of intent
  • A résumé or CV

Applications are not being considered at this time. Please check again in December 2019 for updates and application deadline.