Category: Funding, Grants, Scholarships, Jobs

Details of funding opportunities for art historians including undergraduate and graduate opportunities, postdoctoral and senior fellowships. There are further link to funding opportunities under ‘Art History Links’.

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for art historical research | Rijksmuseum

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship welcomes outstanding PhD candidates working on the art history of the Low Countries whose principal concern is object-based research. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will enable one PhD candidate annually to base part of their research at the Rijksmuseum. Applications should include an outline of the proposed research, related to the Rijksmuseum’s holdings, in which objects are fundamental. A suitable project might entail research into art objects as artistic or historical sources or object-related archival research. The Fellow’s progress will be assessed in consultation with his/her supervisors at the university and the Rijksmuseum, to determine if the renewal of the Fellowship for a second year is desirable. The Fellowship will preferably result in a publication, the content and form of which will be decided by the Fellow and his/her academic supervisors in consultation with the…

Fellowships | Metropolitan Museum of Art

Almost 150 years after its founding in 1870, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is as strongly committed as ever to its educational mission of supporting scholarly investigation and research into its encyclopedic collection, and to contributing to broader academic discourses. Join a community of scholars in the fields of art history, archaeology, museum education, conservation, and related sciences, as well as scholars in other disciplines whose projects are interdisciplinary in nature and relate to objects in The Met collection. Fellowships include: Art History Fellowships | For qualified graduate students at the predoctoral level, postdoctoral researchers, and senior museum professionals. Conservation and Scientific Research Fellowships | For qualified graduate students at the predoctoral level, postdoctoral researchers, and senior museum professionals. Leonard A. Lauder Fellowships in Modern Art | For doctoral and postdoctoral scholars studying Cubism. Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship…

Final days to enter the Power Publications Dissertation Prize for Indigenous Art Research

Deadline: 20th October 2017 The dissertation prize for the best PhD, DPhil or Master by Research written on Indigenous art. Supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, this prize supports new research and writing on Indigenous art within a scholarly context. The prize is not restricted to authors of Indigenous heritage. Academic supervisors will be invited to nominate candidates and a jury led by Professor Ian McLean, of the University of Melbourne, will select an awardee. The prize will be financial ($2,000) and the winning author will be invited to present their research at the University of Sydney. Individuals can apply, or, can be nominated by a friend or colleague. Application requirements: The 2017 round of the award is currently open and applications can be made via Submittable Applicants for the 2017 award must have completed and defended their dissertation in the calendar…

Jobs and Funding | Art History and Curatorship | 13th October 2017

Jobs Australia Branch Head, Assistant Director National Collection, Australian War Memorial – deadline 26th October 2017 Public Programs Officer, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory – deadline 30th October 2017 – deadline 30th October 2017, Board of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory – deadline 30th October 2017 Architectural Historian, Parliament of Australia – deadline 24th October 2017 Indigenous Curator, National Library of Australia – deadline 15th October 2017 Registration Officers, The National Gallery of Australia – deadline 26th October 2017 Museum Curator, Law Society of WA – deadline 17th October 2017 International Programme Director (specialist in art history/object-based study/curating/arts management), Christie’s Education – deadline 30th October 2017 Lecturer Art Law & Business (Business Component), Christie’s Education – Creative Arts and Design – deadline 30th October 2017 Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Greek Archaeology and Museum Curator,…

Funding | The Hansen Trust PhD Scholarship in History

Deadline 31st Oct 2017 About The History Program at The University of Melbourne is at the forefront of teaching and research internationally. The Hansen Trust has been established to support innovation and excellence in History at Melbourne and to provide students with an outstanding education: to open pathways into great careers and graduate opportunities; to underline the continuing relevance and importance of history; and to nurture and engage community passion for this important field of study. Benefits $30,000 per year for the length of a full-time PhD candidature A key feature of the scholarship is a mentoring program that provides valuable experience in tertiary teaching and the promotion of History to the community. Eligibility The successful applicant must meet the Entry Requirements for the full-time PhD Arts (https://handbook.unimelb.edu.au/courses/dr-philart) and have received a minimum result of first class Honours in the…

Fellowship | Research and Archive Fellowships to address the work of Hans Arp and Sophie Taeuber Arp.

ARP-Fellowships Application Deadline: November 30, 2017 Hans Arp (1886-1966) and Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943) are among the most remarkable artists of the twentieth century. They galvanized the movements of Dada and Surrealism, and influenced the development of concrete art and organic abstraction. Since 1977 the Stiftung Arp e.V. has overseen the greater part of both artists’ estates. It holds one of the most comprehensive collections of their work and manages most of their written and photographic archives. The Foundation also has an extensive research library, which holds primary literature and catalogues of the work of Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Hans Arp as well as many publications of their broader artistic and cultural context. In 2018, the Stiftung Arp e.V. is awarding up to four research- and archive-fellowships to both junior scholars as well as to established researchers and curators whose work addresses…

Jobs and Funding | Art History and Curatorship | September 15th 2017

Jobs Australia Exhibitions and Collections Officer (temporary, FT)  Rockhampton Art Gallery – deadline 24th September 2017 Senior Curator, Exhibitions, Australian Centre for the Moving Image – deadline 24th September 2017 Director, McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery – deadline 1st October 2017 Head of Exhibition Design, The National Gallery of Australia – deadline 25th September 2017 Cultural Collections Officer (Museums), Tamworth Regional Council – deadline 20th September 2017 Executive Director, Arts Access Victoria – deadline 29th September 2017 International Research Manager, Auckland War Memorial Museum – deadline 22nd September 2017 Lecturer (History and Theory), BA (Hons) Photography, Arts University Bournemouth – deadline 25th September 2017 Anniversary Fellowships (2 years) (includes Contextual Learning in Humans and Machines; Digital Society & Culture; Cultural Heritage) University of Stirling – deadline 4th October 2017 Funding Long Term Research Fellowships in Cultural and Intellectual History, University of London…

Jobs and Funding | Art History and Curatorship | 1 September 2017

Jobs Australia Curator, Research (MUMA) | Part-time – deadline 12th September 2017 2 Curators, 1 Assistant Curator, Australian Centre for the Moving Image – deadline 10th September 2017 Accessioning Officer, National Film and Sound Archive – deadline 7th September 2017 Collections Manager, Heide Museum of Modern Art – deadline 8th September 2017 International Lecturer in Contemporary Art Theory, University of Edinburgh – deadline 20th September 2017 Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer – General Education (Art History/Film Studies), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen – The School of Humanities and Social Science – deadline 20th October 2017 Senior Lecturer/Reader in Digital Humanities, University of East Anglia – deadline 21st September 2017 Funding Paul Mellon Publication Grants – deadline 30th September 2017 NB – For the foreseeable future these notices will now be fortnightly and I am no longer including calls for papers…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 18th Augsut 2017

Jobs Australia Professor/Associate Professor & Head of Discipline, Fine Arts, Griffith – deadline 15th September 2017 Fundraising & Development Director, Heide MoMA – deadline 8th September 2017 Programming Communications Coordinator, Regional Arts Victoria – deadline 28th August 2017 Partnerships Coordinator, Regional Arts Victoria – deadline 28th August 2017 History and Heritage Coordinator, Glen Eira City Council – deadline 27th August 2017 International Research Associate in Cultural History, University of Oxford – deadline 14th September 2017 Lecturer in Scottish Visual History, University of Aberdeen – deadline 7th September 2017 Funding and Fellowships Visiting Professor of Australian Studies 2018-19 and/or 2019-20, Centre for Pacific and American Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo – deadline 29th September 2017 Autumn 2017 Paul Mellon Foundation Research and Project Grants (various areas) – deadline 30th September 2017 Calls for Papers ‘Memories of…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | August 11th 2017

Jobs Australia Curator, Collections and Exhibitions Manager, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne – deadline 13th August 2017 Senior Curator – Public Programs, Australian Centre for the Moving Image – deadline 17th August 2017 Heritage Project Coordinator, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House – deadline 27th August 2017 Curator, Bendigo Art Gallery – deadline 21st August 2017 Head of Curatorial Projects, The Arts Centre Gold Coast – deadline 5th September 2017 Curator First Peoples Project, Australian National Maritime Museum – deadline 27th August 2017 Assistant Curator, UTS ART, UNiversity of Technology, Sydney – deadline 21st August 2017 International Programme Leader, Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, British Higher School of Art and Design – Moscow, Russia – deadline 28th August 2017 Assistant / Associate-Level Faculty Position in Islam and the Arts, Stanford University – deadline 2nd October 2017 Assistant Professor…

Funding | The Judith Neilson Scholarship in Contemporary Art

The Judith Neilson Scholarship in Contemporary Art has been established to support the study of contemporary Chinese art in its global contexts. The Scholarship provides support for full-time doctoral study to be undertaken through the Department of Art History at the University of Sydney. We invite applications from highly motivated individuals interested in engaging deeply with issues related to contemporary Chinese art, global art cultures, and transcultural studies. Prospective students must possess demonstrable research skills, high proficiency in writing in English, and academic experience in one or more of the following fields: art history and theory, Chinese studies, visual culture, and/or curatorial studies. Proficiency in Chinese is strongly preferred. Applications that demonstrate potential for engagement with the White Rabbit Collection are encouraged. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Stephen Whiteman (stephen.whiteman@sydney.edu.au) with questions and expressions of interest. For further…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art history and Curatorship | July 28th 2017

Jobs Australia Director and CEO, Footscray Community Arts Centre – deadline 7th August 2017 Public Programs Curator, Benalla Art Gallery – deadline 3rd August 2017 Head, Digital Experience, Australian War Memorial – deadline 8th August 2017 Conservation Assistant – Paper Lab, Australian War Memorial – deadline 4th August 2017 Assistant Curator, Grade 2 – Australian Art, Art Gallery of NSW – deadline 4th August 2017 Painting Conservator, Art Gallery of NSW – deadline 11th August 2017 Frame Conservator, Art Gallery of NSW – deadline 11th August 2017 Special Exhibitions Curator, Art Gallery of NSW – deadline 4th August 2017 Curator and Collection Coordinator, Artbank – deadline 3rd August 2017 International Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Curating and Museology, SOAS University of London – deadline 24th August 2017 Funding Artbank Emerging Curator Callout – deadline 21st August 2017 Fellowships at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens to support research…

Funding | Power Publications Dissertation Prize for Indigenous Art Research

Power Publications is pleased to announce that it will award a dissertation prize for the best PhD, DPhil or Master by Research written on Indigenous art. Supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, this prize supports new research and writing on Indigenous art within a scholarly context. The prize is not restricted to authors of Indigenous heritage. Academic supervisors will be invited to nominate candidates and a jury led by Professor Ian McLean, of the University of Melbourne, will select an awardee. The prize will be financial ($2,000) and the winning author will be invited to present their research at the University of Sydney. Application requirements: The 2017 round of the award is currently open and applications can be made via Submittable Applicants for the 2017 award must have completed and defended their dissertation in the calendar year 2016 Applications for the 2017…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 14th July 2017

Jobs Australia Curator (designated role for Australian First Nations Curator), ACCA, Melbourne – deadline 4th August 2017 Grimwade Collection Curator, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne – deadline 6th August 2017 Curator, Published Collections, Australian War Memorial – deadline 24th July 2017 International Writer in Residence 2018, Victoria University of Wellington (Writers in all areas of literary activity, including drama, fiction and poetry, New Zealand art, biography, history, music, society and culture, are eligible to apply) – deadline 30th September 2017 Postdoctoral Researcher in Tibetan Art, SOAS University of London – deadline 2nd August 2017, “Art Studies” Full-Time Fixed-Term Position (Associate Professor), Ritsumeikan University, Osaka – deadline 20th July 2017 Funding and Awards Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art – deadline 25th October 2017 Postdoctoral Fellowshipship “History of Knowledge” (Lund Univ.) – deadline 15th September 2017…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 7th July 2017

Jobs Australia Executive Director, NAVA – deadline 4th August 2017 Director, Public Programs, National Archives of Australia – deadline 14th July 2017 International Curator, Early Modern Collections, British Library – deadline 11th July 2017 Research Fellow: Intangible Cultural Heritage, University of Hertfordshire – deadline 21st August 2017 Research Fellow: Art and Public Engagement, University of Hertfordshire – deadline 21st August 2017 Calls for Papers Building the Scottish Diaspora (University of Edinburgh, 17-18 Nov 2017) – deadline 24th July 2017 Jewellery Matters – Context and Material Research (Amsterdam, November 16 – 17, 2017) – deadline July 31, 2017 The Tableau Vivant: Across Media, History, and Culture (Columbia University, New York, 30 November – 2 December 2017) – deadline 30th July 2017 2018 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference (Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace, 22–25 March 2018) – deadline 15th September 2017…