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’.

Funding: Terra Foundation Fellowship and Visiting Professorship

Terra Foundation for American Art Fellowship and Visiting Professorship at the Courtauld Institute, London The Terra Foundation for American Art is offering a Postdoctoral Fellowship and a Visiting Professorship at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. See details for both below. Postdoctoral Fellowship For period 1 September 2011 to 31 August 2013 Salary – £27,885 per annum (approx US$44,000) (payment will be in sterling, subject to tax and National Insurance deductions).  Additionally a package for research, travel and living expenses is available to the value of up to US$8,200 With sponsorship from the Terra Foundation for American Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art’s Research Forum is pleased to announce the 2011-2013 two-year fellowship for the teaching and study of historical American art (pre-1980). The award will enable a recent postdoctoral scholar to teach at The Courtauld Institute of Art and…

Funding: Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Curatorial Fellowship 2011–2013

Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Curatorial Fellowship 2011–2013 Applications due by 20 January 2011 The Frick Collection is pleased to announce the availability of a two-year predoctoral fellowship funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for an outstanding doctoral candidate who wishes to pursue a curatorial career in an art museum. The fellowship will offer invaluable curatorial training and will provide the scholarly and financial resources required for completing the doctoral dissertation. Internationally renowned for its exceptional collection of Western European art from the early Renaissance through the end of the nineteenth century, The Frick Collection, complemented by the equally significant resources of the Frick Art Reference Library, offers a unique opportunity for object-based research. The Mellon fellowship is best suited to a student working on a dissertation that pertains to one of the major strengths of the Collection and Library.…

Funding: Visiting Fellowships in Humanities at the University of London

Visiting Fellowships in Humanities at the University of London The School of Advanced Study, University of London offers a Visiting Fellowship in the humanities and social sciences. Applications for 2011/12 are now invited from scholars (at least ten years from their PhD) wishing to pursue research in London in any of the areas covered by the School and to engage in an active relationship with the multidisciplinary scholarly community across the School. The School comprises the Institutes of Advanced Legal Studies, Classical Studies, Commonwealth Studies, English Studies, Germanic & Romance Studies, Historical Research, Musical Research, Philosophy, Study of the Americas, and the Warburg Institute. The School also hosts a cross-disciplinary centre, the Human Rights Consortium. The Fellowship is tenable for up to six consecutive months between September 2011 and June 2012. The Fellowship offers an allowance towards travel, accommodation and…

Australian Book Review Fellowship and Essay Prize

Australian Book Review  – Fifth Calibre Essay Prize for an Outstanding Essay Closing date: 1 January 2011 First Prize: $10,000 Australian Book Review (ABR) and the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) seek entries for the fifth Calibre Prize for an Outstanding Essay, the nation’s premier award for an original essay and one of the world’s most lucrative essay competitions. The Calibre Prize is intended to generate brilliant new essays and to foster new insights into culture, society and the human condition. We welcome essays from leading authors and commentators, but also from emerging writers. All non-fiction subjects are eligible: from life writing to literary studies, history to politics, biography to philosophy, natural history to popular science, travel writing to environmental studies. Entry form and further information on the website – http://www.australianbookreview.com.au/competitions/calibre-prize ABR Sidney Myer Fund Fellowship Australian Book Review seeks applications for…

Funding: Scholarships for study in Venice at Vittore Branca Centre

Scholarship at Vittore Branca Centre at Fondazione Giorgio Cini (Venice) For the period from May 2011 to April 2012, six scholarships are available to postgraduate students and PhD graduates wishing to attend the Vittore Branca Center and work on research projects aimed at developing the Foundation’s historical, artistic and documentary heritage according to the suggested research topics. Age limit: candidates shall be younger than 35 by January 31, 2011 Application deadline: January 31, 2011 The scholarship consists of: the gross sum of 7,000.00 euros as a contribution to general expenses, travel and board six-months accommodation free of charge in the Residence on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore and the use of the Vittore Branca Center facilities Scholarship application form (see website) shall be sent together with the admission form and all required attachments via registered mail or courierto the following address: Fondazione Giorgio…

Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize

Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize Deadline: January 15th, 2011 The Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize recognizes excellent scholarship by a non-U.S. scholar in the field of historical American art (circa 1500—1980). The winning manuscript should advance understanding of American art and demonstrate new findings and original perspectives. It will be translated and published in American Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s scholarly journal, which will also cover the cost of image rights and reproductions, and the winner will receive a $500 award. This prize is supported by funding from the Terra Foundation for American Art. The aim of the award is to stimulate and actively support non-U.S. scholars working on American art, foster international exchange of new ideas and create a broad, culturally comparative dialogue on American art. To be eligible, essays should focus…

Funding: Asian Civilisations Museum Research Fellowship Grant

Asian Civilisations Museum Research Fellowship Grant The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) in Singapore invites scholars specialising in Buddhist art, Avalokiteshvara or visual culture to apply for a 12-month research fellowship. The award period for the 2011-12 fellowships will commence from April 2011 through March 2012. The applications will be screened by a committee of eminent scholars and will be administered by the Research and Publication Unit (RPU) of ACM. Background The research fellowships were first offered in 2009. They are planned to generate in-depth study, documentation and thought leading publications on specialised aspects of Asian cultures. This is in line with the aim of the ACM to be a centre of research in Asian cultures and arts. Since its opening at the Empress Place in 2003, the ACM has established a reputation in the international museum arena for its excellent…

Funding: Humanities Research Centre (ANU) Visiting Fellowship Program 2012

Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University 2012 Visiting Fellowship Program The HRC is now accepting applications for the 2012 Visiting Fellowship Program. Deadline: Tuesday, 15th March 2011. Annual Theme: Ecological Enlightenment In the 1960s, James Lovelock formulated his Gaia hypothesis about the symbiosis of the earth’s intersecting ecosystems.  He posited a complex feedback loop that somehow maintains, as he put it, ‘an optimal physical and chemical environment for life on this planet’. Little did he know then that the catastrophic role of human agency in upsetting this symbiosis would gain such centrality in scientific debates forty years later. The human as geological agent is a relatively recent formulation. The idea of a new geological age, the Anthropocene, was proposed only as recently as 2000. Today it is a given that the issue of climate change is no longer…

Funding: Getty Foundation Graduate Internships

Getty Foundation Graduate Internships The next application deadline is December 1, 2010. Getty Graduate Internships are offered in the four programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust—the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation—to students who intend to pursue careers in fields related to the visual arts. Training and work experience are available in areas such as curatorial, education, conservation, research, information management, public programs, and grantmaking. Please see the list of internship areas and host departments participating in 2011—2012 (PDF, 57KB). Approximately twenty graduate internship positions are funded each year. Eligibility Internships are open to students of all nationalities. Applicants must be: Students currently enrolled in a graduate program leading to an advanced degree in a field relevant to the internship(s) for which they are applying, or Individuals who have…

Funding: Awards for Research at the British School at Rome (Italy)

Awards for Research at the British School at Rome Residential Awards for Research in Archaeology, History, Art History, and the Society and Culture of Italy from Prehistory to the Modern Period 2011–12 The British School at Rome is a leading humanities research institute with outstanding facilities and an international reputation for research and interdisciplinarity in Italy and across the Commonwealth. Our highly competitive and prestigious awards have provided many leading scholars with a critical base for their subsequent careers. Applications are invited for a number of residencies at the British School at Rome. These awards, tenable for three or nine months, give scholars at different stages of their careers a valuable opportunity to pursue their research in Rome. They offer accommodation, food, 24-hour access to our historic library collection and, in some instances, a research grant. Application deadline 18 January…

Graduate Seminar: Making Art, Picturing Practice: The Artist’s Studio in Britain ca. 1700–1900 (June 2011)

Making Art, Picturing Practice: The Artist’s Studio in Britain ca. 1700–1900 Yale Center for British Art, Graduate Summer Seminar June 6–11, 2011 In June 2011 the Yale Center for British Art (ycba) will offer a week long graduate student seminar, generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, open to doctoral candidates working on topics relating to the artist’s studio and artistic practice in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries. The artist’s studio has long been a major subject of art historical enquiry, and over the past two decades a burgeoning corpus of publications and exhibitions has examined the studio as both concept and space. While the studio is no longer taken at face value as the “imagination’s chamber,” uniquely revealing of artistic invention and creativity, the processes that take place therein and the hands that undertake them continue…

Funding: British Academy Visiting Scholars

British Academy Visiting Scholars The Academy’s Visiting Scholars scheme enables scholars from overseas to apply to the Academy, in conjunction with a UK host, for research visits to the UK of two to six months. The main purpose of the visit should be to enable the visitor to pursue research. The UK host must be resident in the UK, and must undertake to make all the necessary practical and administrative arrangements for the visit. The Academy grants the title of British Academy Visiting Scholar and awards funding for the visit. Although applicant from anywhere outside the UK may apply to this scheme, it is the Academy’s intention to give a higher priority to candidates from countries where financial resources to support visits to the UK are not readily available, to candidates who have not previously had the opportunity to work in the UK,…

Funding: Postdoctoral Research Fellow Architecture and Design at RMIT University

Postdoctoral Research Fellow RMIT University – School of Architecture and Design,  Melbourne, Australia A$50,811 – A$68,921 p.a. + 17% super, CBD location, Full-time, 4 year fixed term contract until 24 December 2014 A position for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow is available within RMIT University’s School of Architecture and Design. You will work alongside Dr Quentin Stevens in connection with a major ARC-funded project exploring the design and public perception of contemporary memorials and other public artworks. The post would suit someone with a PhD in open space design, human-environment relations, urban geography, and/or public art policy. Experience in the publication of academic research is desirable. The post is research-only and is available full-time for four years. All applicants are required to provide a separate statement addressing the key selection criteria (see PD) in addition to providing a resume and covering…

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities Call for Applications on Concepts of Diaspora note deadline is Thursday 11 November 2010 The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences is currently accepting applications for the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities for three fellows, who will be appointed to a one-year term beginning July 1, 2011. The Mellon Postdoctoral Program encourages innovative teaching, enriches educational and research opportunities in the humanities, and fosters the career development of a select group of promising young scholars. Fully one-third of the Krieger School’s faculty is engaged in humanities departments, where scholarly and pedagogical excellence has been the standard since the university’s founding in 1876. Each fellowship carries a departmental affiliation and the responsibility of teaching one course per semester. The initial stipend is $49,680, with an additional $1,000 available for research and travel…

Funding: Art History Fellowships 2011–2012 Met Museum (US)

Art History Fellowships 2011–2012 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NB Deadline is very soon 5th November 2010 The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers annual resident fellowships in art history to qualified graduate students at the predoctoral level as well as to postdoctoral researchers. Projects should relate to the Museum’s collection. The fields of research for art history candidates include Asian art, arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, antiquities, arms and armor, costumes, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture, textiles, and Western art. Some art history fellowships for travel abroad are also available for students whose projects involve firsthand examination of paintings in major European collections. The application deadline for art history fellowships awarded for the 2011–2012 year is November 5, 2010. Predoctoral art history fellows, with the exception of Theodore Rousseau fellows, can be asked to assist…