IFA Student Opportunities


IFA students are offered paid research opportunities in relation to various initiatives such as the Annual Decorative Arts Prize, the centenary of theDuke House and the Mellon Research Initiative. Four student research grants are offered in conjunction with each of the three annual conferences of the Mellon Research Initiative. For more information on the upcoming opportunity, please click here. You can also sontact Sarah Johnson in the Academic Office for information about other upcoming opportunities.


As part of their graduate-level research, IFA students travel to study works of art and monuments first-hand, and to research in archives and libraries internationally.  Occasionally, IFA courses are conducted abroad, in whole or in part.  A recent example is Professor Marvin Trachtenberg’s summer course, “Reading Florence and Tuscan Architecture and Urbanism." Please click here for more about global opportunities, including IFA study trips and the Summer Dissertation Writing Program.

On Campus Employment

PhD students are encouraged to apply for teaching assistant positions and adjunct instructors at the Department of Art History at NYU. Employment positions are available at the IFA in the Digital Media Services department, the Library, and the Development office. Positions will be advertised on the IFAGSA list servOpen link in new window. Further employment opportunities are available at the NYU Wasserman CenterOpen link in new window.