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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’.

Funding: Postdoctoral Research Fellow – University of Warwick (UK)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (5 posts) University of Warwick – Institute of Advanced Study Fixed Term Contract for 2 years, beginning October 2011 The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) at the University of Warwick invites applications from outstanding researchers who are at the beginning of a promising academic career. Applications are welcome from across all Faculties and disciplines, and, in keeping with the ethos of Warwick’s IAS, interdisciplinary research applications are strongly encouraged. You will be based in the IAS but will have a strong presence in a home academic department. Therefore, all applications MUST be supported by a Warwick academic nominator and your proposed research project should closely complement your nominated academic department’s current research interests. Nominators will be required to make a strong case for the applicant’s strategic contribution to the research within their department. You will have been…

Funding: Mellon/Newton Interdisciplinary Post-doctoral Research Fellowships

Mellon/Newton Interdisciplinary Post-doctoral Research Fellowships Two 2-year posts based at CRASSH, Cambridge, UK – From 1 October 2011 – 30 September 2013 CRASSH (Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities) is delighted to announce the first year of a five-year programme of interdisciplinary postdoctoral research fellowships funded jointly by the Mellon Foundation and the Isaac Newton Trust. Applications are invited for two 2-year interdisciplinary Post-doctoral Research Fellowships aimed at researchers working in any field of the arts, social sciences or humanities, starting in October 2011. The fellowships will enable post-doctoral fellows to consolidate their research and publication record while developing a related project or initiative at CRASSH during their two-year fellowship. Applicants must have completed the PhD and should normally have been awarded it not more than three years prior to taking up their fellowship. Fellows would be expected…

Funding: State Library of Victoria Fellowships (Melbourne)

State Library of Victoria Fellowships (Melbourne) The State Library of Victoria invites applications from Australian writers, academics, artist, composers and researchers for the 2011-12 Creative Fellowships. The State Library of Victoria offers several Creative Fellowships annually to artists and scholars who propose thoughtful and innovative ways to use the Library’s collection. Applicants may be individuals or be working in collaborative partnerships. They may include artists practising in any art form (such as the visual arts, new media, dance, musical performance or composition), and writers and scholars in any discipline or subject. The 2010-11 Creative Fellowships are for periods of three, six months and 12 months. Grants range from $12,500 for three months to $50,000 for 12 months. Research projects can be in any area of the Library’s collections and are open to all Australian residents. ‘The Creative Fellowships represent the…

Funding: Newton International Fellowships

Newton International Fellowships A new round of Newton International Fellowships – an initiative to fund research collaborations and improve links between UK and overseas researchers – has now opened. The Newton International Fellowships are funded by the British Academy and the Royal Society and aim to attract the most promising early-career post-doctoral researchers from overseas in the fields of the humanities, the natural, physical and social sciences. The Fellowships enable researchers to work for two years at a UK research institution with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations. Newton Fellows will receive an allowance of £24,000 to cover subsistence and up to £8,000 to cover research expenses in each year of the Fellowship. A one-off relocation allowance of up to £2,000 is also available. In addition, Newton Fellows may be eligible for follow-up funding of up to £6,000 per…

Funding: Lemmerman Foundation Scholarship (Rome)

Lemmerman Foundation Scholarship (Rome) The Lemmermann Foundation offers scholarships in the classical studies and humanities to masters and doctoral students. Fields of study include Archaeology, History, History of Art, Italian, Latin, Musicology, Philosophy, Philology, etc. Applicants must provide evidence for their need to study and carry out research in Rome. Topic of research must be related to Rome or the Roman culture of any period, from the Pre-Roman period to the present day time. To be eligible applicants must: 1) be enrolled in a recognized University program; 2) have a basic knowledge of the Italian language. The next deadline for sending applications is March 15, 2011. The monthly scholarship amount is established in 750 euro. For further information and for the online application visit the website http://lemmermann.nexus.it/

Funding: CASVA fellowships

CASVA Visiting Senior Fellowship Program, 2011–2012 Applications for visiting senior fellowships at CASVA (Centre for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts) in Washington DC are due soon. Deadline – March 21st, 2011. The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts announces its program for Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellowships. Fellowships are for full-time research, and scholars are expected to reside in Washington and to participate in the activities of the Center throughout the fellowship period. Lectures, colloquia, and informal discussions complement the fellowship program. Visiting senior fellows are provided with studies. Those who relocate to Washington will be provided with housing in apartments near the Gallery, subject to availability. They have access to the notable resources represented by the collections, the library, and the photographic archives of the National Gallery of Art, as well as…

Funding: Sir John Soane Travelling Fellowship (UK)

Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation Traveling Fellowship Program Deadline: March 1st 2011 The purpose of the Traveling Fellowship is to enable students in graduate degree programs in the history of art, architecture and the decorative arts to travel to England to pursue research projects related to any aspect of the work of Sir John Soane or Sir John Soane’s Museum and its collections. These include Egyptian antiquities, classical antiquities, casts (in general), sculpture galleries, the history of museums, authentic restoration, architecture and architectural drawings c. 1650-1850, architectural models, architectural theory c. 1650-1850, neoclassical sculpture, the Grand Tour (in general), Hogarth, George Dance Junior, Joseph Michael Gandy, Sir William Chambers, Sir Christopher Wren and Hawksmoor, architecture and decoration, Robert and James Adam and English Regency painting. Annually, the Foundation entertains and reviews grant proposals with the possibility of making an award…

Funding: Fellowships at Villa I Tatti (Italy)

Fellowships at Villa I Tatti (Italy) Two fellowships at Villa I Tatti, just outside Florence. Deadline for both is: April 15 2011. Craig Hugh Smyth Visiting Fellowship The Craig Hugh Smyth Visiting Fellowship is designed for scholars in any field of Italian Renaissance studies who, because of their full-time occupations, do not have the research time that is normally enjoyed by university academics. Each year Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, offers a limited number of Fellowships for periods of three months. The selection committee pays special attention to the candidate’s record of publications, the strength of the proposed project, and its potential to yield original results. The project must represent advanced research in the Italian Renaissance, broadly defined as the period ranging from the 13th to the 17th centuries. Subjects covered include the architecture, history,…

Funding: Donald Bullough Fellowship for a Medieval Historian

Donald Bullough Fellowship for a Medieval Historian St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies The St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies invites applications for the Donald Bullough Fellowship in Mediaeval History, to be taken up during either semester of the academic year 2011-12. The Fellowship is open to any academic in a permanent university post with research interests in mediaeval history. It covers the cost of return travel to St Andrews from the holder’s normal place of work, together with a substantial subsidy towards accommodation while the holder is resident in St Andrews.  Previous Fellows have included Dr Christina Pössel, Professor Cynthia Neville and Dr Ross Balzaretti The Fellowship carries with it no teaching duties, though the Fellow is expected to take part in the normal seminar life of the mediaeval historians during their stay in St Andrews. Weekly seminars, held…

Funding: Research Fellowship for International PhD Students at The Institute of European History (Mainz)

Research Fellowships for International PhD Students in Mainz The Instiute for European History offers 10 research fellowships for international PhD-students. The proposed projects should require a research stay in Mainz for at least 6 months. Funding is € 1.000/month. A health insurance subsidy is granted as well. The research stay in Mainz will be from January 2011 or later. At the IEG fellows can pursue their individual research projects. According to their special fields and interests, they are invited to collaborate with the academic staff of the IEG (http://www.ieg-mainz.de/forschungsbereiche). Applications are invited from doctoral candidates of any national background. Applicants must have a first degree in history, theology or another historical subject. They should not have pursued their PhD-work for more than three years when taking up the fellowship; well-founded exceptions are possible. PhDs theses are being supervised and completed at the fellows’ home universities. Research fellows…

Funding: Fellowships at UCLA Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies

Fellowships at UCLA Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies The UCLA Center for 17th- and 18th Century Studies awards a number of postdoctoral and graduate fellowhips each year. The deadline is February 1st 2011. More detail can be found on their website http://www.c1718cs.ucla.edu/# Fellowships include: Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Fellowships This theme-based resident fellowship program, established with the support of the Ahmanson Foundation of Los Angeles and the J. Paul Getty Trust, is designed to encourage the participation of junior scholars in the Center’s yearlong core programs. The core program for year 2011–2012: Rivalry and Rhetoric in the Early Modern Mediterranean – directed by Clark Professor Barbara Fuchs (UCLA) more detail here Stipend: $37,740 for the three-quarter period together with paid medical benefits for scholar. Clark Short-Term Fellowships Fellowship support is available to scholars with research projects that require work in any…

Funding: Research Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities (Trinity College, Dublin)

2011 – 2012 Research Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities Trinity College, Dublin The Trinity Long Room Hub intends to award a number of stipendiary and non-stipendiary fellowships for the academic year 2011-2012 in the arts and humanities at Trinity College Dublin. Applicants for a fellowship should demonstrate how they would spend their time working one or more of the many rich collections within the Library, and/or collaborating with named individuals or groups of individuals within one or more of the constituent departments, schools or research centres linked to the Hub. Applications are welcome from across the entire range of arts and humanities research. The funding for these Visiting Research Fellowships has been provided by the UK Alumni of Trinity College Dublin. As such, at least one of the long-term stipendiary fellowships will be reserved for a British citizen or a long-term…

Funding: Winterthur Fellowship

Winterthur Research Fellowship Program Winterthur welcomes researchers. Academic, independent, and museum scholars, as well as advanced graduate students are invited to apply for short and long-term residential research fellowships. Research fellows conduct research in many areas of social and cultural history, including material culture, architecture, decorative arts, design, consumer culture, garden and landscape studies, Shaker studies, travel and tourism, the Atlantic World, and objects in literature. Winterthur’s collections are rich and diverse, and we welcome applications that offer fresh approaches to our resources. All applicants are strongly encouraged to search Wintercat, visit Winterthur, and contact staff members to discuss potential research projects. The suitability of a project to Winterthur’s collections is the primary consideration of the fellowship award committee. For further details see the website: http://www.winterthur.org/?p=418

Funding:Fellowship Opportunities in American Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Fellowship Opportunities in American Art 2011–12 The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery invite applications for research fellowships in art and visual culture of the United States. Fellowships are residential and support full-time independent and dissertation research. The collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum spans the nation’s artistic heritage, representing outstanding visual accomplishments from the seventeenth century to the present day. Comprising more than 42,000 objects, this unparalleled collection includes special strengths in nineteenth- and twentieth-century marble and bronze sculpture, nineteenth-century landscape painting, Gilded Age and American impressionist paintings, twentieth-century realism, photography and graphic art, folk art, Latino art, and African American art. Artists represented in depth include George Catlin, William H. Johnson, Sean Scully, Lee Friedlander, Christo, Nam June Paik, and William T. Wiley, among others. The collection is housed in a National Historic Landmark building, shared…

Funding: Opler Research Fellowship in Architectural History

Opler Research Fellowship in Architectural History Worcester College, Oxford University, October 01, 2011 Application deadline: Jan 10, 2011 Worcester College, Oxford is pleased to be able to offer a two year residential Fellowship in the study of Renaissance or Baroque architectural history through the generosity of the Scott Opler Foundation. Applications are invited from scholars of any nationality and academic affiliation in the final year of their dissertation or within the first four years after the completion of their Ph.D., D.Phil. or comparable degree. Topics may include any area or aspect of European architectural history during the Renaissance or Baroque era including urbanism, landscape and garden history, drawing and design method, theory and publication, architectural representation, as well as studies of architecture and related disciplines. The Opler Research Fellow will receive a stipend of £25,751 per annum (revised annually) and will have access to certain travel, research and publication funds.  The Fellow…