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The Don and Virginia Eckelberry Fellowship


Eckelberry endowment are used to grant fellowships to artists whose work might be enhanced by an opportunity to have access to museum collections and to engage in field studies.


Open to painters, sculptors and graphic artists, regardless of age, sex or nationality.


  • Annual

Award Value

Offer funding for research, travel and field studies

Application procedure

A letter of intent (no more than two pages) in which the applicant should briefly outline his or her career and explain the reasons for seeking the fellowship. If a specific project is to be involved, it should be described and/or supported through supplementary information. Most important, the letter should explain how the fellowship would advance the applicant's artistic aspirations and goals. A current curriculum vitae. Two letters of recommendations from professionals familiar with your work. 35mm slides or a CD with untouched digital images of a representative sampling of your work (no more than 20 pieces) and a self-addresed, stamped envelope for their return (if desired).

Closing date

October 15th

Academy of Natural Sciences

Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences is the oldest continually operating museum of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. The Academy's mission is to create the basis for a healthy and sustainable planet through exploration, research, and education.

Contact Details

  • 215 299 1000
  • 215 299 1028
  • 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    United States of America

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the Academy of Natural Sciences by using the links below.


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