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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: Post-Doctoral Fellows at Australian National University

Post-Doctoral Fellows (2 Positions) The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences is seeking expressions of interest from humanities, social science and creative arts scholars to take up two exciting post-doctoral fellowship opportunities. These appointees will be provided with support and mentoring to assist them in establishing themselves as early career researchers. These positions will be based in Canberra and have a fixed term contract of 3 years. Closing Date 28 November 2010. Position Overview The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences is seeking expressions of interest from early career humanities, social science and creative arts scholars to take up two exciting post-doctoral fellowship opportunities. These appointees will be provided with support and mentoring to assist them in establishing themselves as early career researchers. Post-doctoral fellows are expected to carry out independent and/or team research within the field in…

Funding: Research Assistant ‘The Production and Reading of Polyphonic Music Sources’ (Warburg Institute)

Research Assistant in Art History (fixed term, 3 years) The Production and Reading of Polyphonic Music Sources, 1480–1530 Warburg Institute, University of London The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday, 1 November 2010, and interviews will be held in London on Thursday, 11 November 2010. Applications are invited for a research assistantship in Art History, as part of this major research project funded by the AHRC. The research project is conducted in partnership between Bangor University and the Warburg Institute (University of London), in collaboration with the Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (DIAMM) and the Centre for Computing in the Humanities (King’s College, London). It will present the first systematic study of mise-en-page – the ways in which verbal text, musical notation and other graphic devices interact on the written or printed page – for sources of…

Funding: Franklin Research Grants for Study in the US

Funding Franklin Research Grants Since 1933 the American Philosophical Society has awarded small grants to scholars in order to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. In 2009-2010 the Franklin Research Grants program awarded over $360,000 to 73 scholars, and the Society expects to make a similar number of awards in this year’s competition. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses. Franklin grants are made for non-commercial research. They are not intended to meet the expenses of attending conferences or the costs of publication. The Society does not pay overhead or indirect costs to any institution. Grants will not be made to replace…

Funding – Getty Research Institute Fellowships 2011-2012

Getty Research Institute Fellowships 2011-2012 Theme – Artistic Practice Deadline for applications November 1 2010. Artists mobilize a variety of intellectual, organizational, technological, and physical resources to create their work. This scholar year will delve into the ways in which artists receive, work with, and transmit ideas and images in various cultural traditions. At the Getty Research Institute, scholars will pay particular attention to the material manifestations of memory and imagination in the form of sketchbooks, notebooks, pattern books, and model books. How do notes, remarks, written and drawn observations reveal the creative process? In times and places where such media were not in use, what practices were developed to give ideas material form? In the ancient world, artists left traces of their creative process in a variety of media, but many questions remain for scholars in residence at the…

Funding – Leverhulme Visiting Fellowship (University of Wales)

Leverhulme Visiting Fellowship University of Wales, Trinity Saint David – Department of Archaeology, History and Anthropology The University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, has been awarded a one-year visiting fellowship for an overseas scholar to participate in the academic life of the department within the following subject area. The topic is medieval and interdisciplinary, related to the subjects of history, archaeology, architectural history and art history. We have currently two major research projects to which this appointment will be related: Monastic Wales under the direction of Professor Janet Burton (TSD) and Dr Karen Stöber (Aberystwyth University), and the Strata Florida Project under the direction of Professor David Austin (TSD). The projects are closely inter-related and explore the ways in which the reformed orders of the later 11th and 12th centuries in the founding of their monasteries are implicated in state-formation…

Call for Applications – The Art of Rome’s Provinces (Getty Foundation Seminar)

The Arts of Rome’s Provinces (Getty Foundation Seminar) The question of how we understand the art of the Roman provinces urgently requires reexamination in light of new thinking about colonialism and imperialism, set within the framework of an increasingly global world. At the same time that Anglophone art historians and archaeologists are querying whether we still can use the early 20th century concept of “romanization” — the processes by which cultures were brought in contact and materially changed by the Roman imperial presence — innovative art historical and archaeological techniques, theories, and analytic strategies permit us to explore the art of the provinces with fresh excitement and sometimes unexpected results. This seminar, sponsored by the Getty Foundation, is designed to bring together a diverse international group of historians, art historians, museum professionals, and archaeologists interested in both theoretical issues of…

Funding – ACIS scholarships for research in Italy 2011

ACIS Cassmarca Scholarships Applications close Friday 5 November 2010 The Australasian Centre for Italian Studies (ACIS) is offering up to four scholarships of up to $6000 each for Australasians wishing to undertake  research in Italy during 2011. These awards are funded by the Cassamarca Foundation (Fondazione Cassamarca). Scholarships are available to students at Australasian universities who, in 2011, will be enrolled (full-time or part-time)  in honours, research master’s or PhD degrees and who will be engaged in research projects in any of the following areas of Italian studies: archaeology and classical antiquities; language; literature; culture; history; politics and society (including migration studies). Successful applicants will already have a knowledge of Italian adequate for their research purposes. Scholarships will not be awarded to attend language classes in Italy. To obtain a statement on further particulars, including application instructions, contact: Ms Melissa…

Postdoctoral Fellowship – Modern or Contemporary art at the Courtauld Institute

Postdoctoral Fellowship The Courtauld Institute of Art Andrew W Mellon Foundation/Research Forum Postdoctoral Fellowship (Mellon MA) 1 September 2011 to 31 August 201, £25,013 per annum Closing date: 7 October 2010 ( Final selection of the Fellow will be made in early December 2010). The Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum, with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is offering a fellowship to an early career researcher in the field of Modern or Contemporary art. This fellowship will give the Fellow the opportunity to pursue a research project while gaining teaching experience in a research environment and working in close collaboration with senior scholars to deliver interdisciplinary M.A. courses. In addition to undertaking research, the Fellow is expected to teach one B.A. course and to act as an affiliate to the Research Forum/Mellon Foundation M.A. course being offered…

Funding ‘Newberry Library Residential Fellowships in the Humanities

2011-2012 Newberry Library Residential Fellowships in the Humanities The Newberry Library, an independent research library in Chicago, Illinois, invites applications for its 2011-2012 Fellowships in the Humanities. Newberry Library fellowships support research in residence at the Library, and all proposed research must be appropriate to the collections. Our fellowship program rests on the belief that all projects funded by the Newberry benefit from engagement both with the materials in the Newberry’s collections and with the lively community of researchers that gathers around those collections. Long-term residential fellowships are available for periods of six to eleven months to postdoctoral scholars who must hold the Ph.D. at the time of application. The stipend for these fellowships is $25,200 for one semester, and $50,400 for a full academic year. Short-term residential fellowships are intended for postdoctoral scholars or Ph.D. candidates from outside of…

Funding – Chinese Painting, Ashmoleum Museum

The Christensen Fellowship -Chinese Painting University of Oxford – Ashmolean Museum The Ashmolean Museum re-opened to the public almost one year ago, following a hugely exciting redevelopment. The Christensen Fellowship is an endowed postdoctoral fellowship associated with the Khoan and Michael Sullivan Gallery of Chinese painting. The Christensen Fellow will be expected to undertake new research in the field of Chinese painting, with a view to publication. A confident communicator with good presentation skills, you will have a sound knowledge of the Chinese language, hold a doctoral degree in Chinese art or be on the point of completing a doctoral thesis. Experience of curatorial work will be an advantage. This post is offered on a two year contract. To apply download an application form from the website at http://www.ashmolean.org/ or telephone 01865 278008. The closing date for applications is 5pm…

The Clark Fellowships Program

The Clark Fellowship Program Deadline for 2010 applications: November 1. Candidates will be notified about the action taken on their application around March 1. The Clark offers between fifteen and twenty Clark Fellowships each year, ranging in duration from six weeks to ten months. National and international scholars, critics, and museum professionals are welcome to propose projects that extend and enhance the understanding of the visual arts and their role in culture. Stipends are dependent on salary and sabbatical replacement needs. Housing in the Institute’s Scholars’ Residence, located across the street from the Clark, is also provided. Clark Fellowships are open to academics, curators, and independent scholars whose projects deepen the knowledge, understanding, and interpretation of art and visual culture, broadly conceived. Candidates must already have a Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience. Fellows are furnished with offices in the library,…

Call for Applications – Andrew W. Mellon Postdoc Fellowship

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities Call for Applications, 2011-12 – http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/applications/postdoc/cfa.shtml Topic: Adaptations Five (5) one-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships are available for the 2011-2012 academic year for untenured scholars in the humanities who received or will receive their Ph.D. between December 2002 and December 2010. The fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet application terms (see Guidelines below). The programs of the Penn Humanities Forum are conceived through yearly topics that invite broad interdisciplinary collaboration. For the 2011–2012 academic year, we have set Adaptations as the theme. Humanists and those in related fields are invited to submit research proposals on any aspect of this topic, except educational curriculum building and the performing arts. Fellows teach one undergraduate course in addition to conducting their research. The fellowship stipend is $46,500, plus health insurance. Fellows…

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2011-2013

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2011-2013 Institute of Fine Arts, New York University The Institute of Fine Arts has announced a postdoctoral fellowship supported by a grant from the A. W. Mellon Foundation. This award will be for academic years 2011 – 2013. The A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will be in residence at the Institute of Fine Arts. The fellowship is held in conjunction with the IFA/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation review of research and teaching in the fields of art history, archaeology and conservation. This fellowship will give the Fellow the opportunity to pursue a research project while gaining teaching experience at a graduate level and while participating in a major international research initiative. The Fellow is expected to carry out research on a project leading to a major publication. The fellow will participate in the meetings of…

Robert Y. C. Ho Research Fellowship in Buddhism and Conservation

Robert Y. C. Ho Research Fellowship in Buddhism and Conservation Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London Two-year post: 1 October 2010 to 30 September 2012 £27,885 pa (incl London Allowance) The Courtauld, through the generosity of Robert Y. C. Ho, is offering a fellowship to promote understanding of the philosophical issues at the intersection of Buddhism, art, conservation and archaeology.  This fellowship will give the Fellow the opportunity to undertake a research project on Guru Padmasambhava and his influence in Bhutan and elsewhere, to explore archaeological conservation and management structures and issues in Asia, and to act as Co-ordinator of the Buddhist Art Forum (sponsored by the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation) at The Courtauld in spring 2012. The Fellow will also be awarded the title of Associate Scholar in the Courtauld Research Forum.  Applicants should be fluent…

Call for Applications – Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2011 : Art, Space and Mobility in the Early Ages of Globalization.

Call for Applications – Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2011 : Art, Space and Mobility in the Early Ages of Globalization. The Mediterranean, Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent (MeCAIS) 400-1650 Six Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships, sponsored by The Getty Foundation, Los Angeles Deadline for Applications: 15 September 2010 The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence (Max-Planck-Institute) is pleased to announce the start of the second year of the research program “Art, Space and Mobility in the Early Ages of Globalization: The Mediterranean, Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent (MeCAIS) 400-1650”, sponsored by the Getty Foundation. It offers up to six non-residential doctoral/postdoctoral fellowships, beginning Jan. 1, 2011. The project rethinks the postcolonial agenda through a study of premodern world orders and historical concepts of space and mobility with special attention to artistic objects, monuments and heritage. The fellowship program is intended…