The program is intended to encourage students to explore interpretive careers in art museums. Six Kress Interpretive Fellowships are awarded each year to American art museums for 9-12 month professional development opportunities. Application must be made by the art museum proposing to host a Fellow. These Interpretive Fellowships are intended as an opportunity for individuals who have completed a degree (B.A., M.A., or Ph.D.) in art history, art education, studio art or museum studies and who are pursuing or contemplating graduate study or professional placement in these or related fields. The Fellowship award is $30,000.