In 2015 the Studio Museum in Harlem and The Museum of Modern Art joined forces to host a joint two-year fellowship program aimed at mentoring and diversifying the next generation of museum curators and professionals. The fellows spend one year at each museum and work within either curatorial or education departments, gaining in-depth experience. In addition to the work they do at each institution, fellows receive an annual travel stipend to explore independent research beyond New York City and to facilitate connections with art and museum professionals around the world. Working with the museum collections and exhibition histories of each institution, fellows are challenged to contemplate the broader role of museums in contemporary society.