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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 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…

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

Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Curatorial Fellowship 2011–2013 Deadline: January 20, 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. The Mellon…

Funding: Dumbarton Oaks Fellowships for Byzantine, pre-Columbian and Landscape Studies (USA)

Dumbarton Oaks Fellowships for Byzantine, pre-Columbian and Landscape Architecture Studies Program Description Dumbarton Oaks offers residential fellowships in three areas of study: Byzantine Studies, Pre-Columbian Studies, and Garden and Landscape Studies. Fellowships are normally awarded for the academic year in which during this time recipients are expected to be in residence at Dumbarton Oaks and devote full time to their study projects without undertaking any other major activities. Fellowships are not renewable and may not be extended. Open To Students Working on Doctoral Dissertation. Postdoctoral Scholars. No citizenship requirements. Eligibility Requirements Candidates must have either fulfilled all preliminary requirements for a PhD at the time of application, hold a doctorate or have established themselves in their field and wish to pursue their own research. Applications will also be accepted from graduate students who expect to have the PhD in hand…

Funding: James Ackerman Prize for Architectural History

Premio James Ackerman The aim of the James Ackerman Award is the annual publication of an original study in the field of architectural history. All periods are eligible within the field of architectural history, and there are no restrictions as to the nationality of the author. The Award has been made possible by a donation to the Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio by James S. Ackerman through the BALZAN Prize he was conferred in 2001. Eligibility All periods are eligible within the field of architectural history, and there are no restrictions as to the nationality of the author. The text may be submitted in Italian, English, German, French or Spanish. Only manuscripts ready for publication, with the complete illustration apparatus for which every aspect relative to copyright law has already been arranged by the author, will be…

Funding: Visiting Scholar Opportunities at the Canadian Centre for Architecture

Visiting Scholars Program at the Canadian Centre for Architecture The Study Centre announces the 2011-2012 Visiting Scholars Program. The Program welcomes applications from scholars and architects conducting research at post-doctoral or more advanced academic levels. The Study Centre also offers a limited number of Associate Scholars positions to non-stipendiary residential fellows. CCA and CCA Study Centre The CCA is an international research centre and museum founded on the conviction that architecture is a public concern. Based on its extensive collections, the CCA is a leading voice in advancing knowledge, promoting public understanding, and widening thought and debate on the art of architecture, its history, theory, practice, and role in society today. Inaugurated in 1997, the CCA Study Centre is an international institute for advanced research into all aspects of architectural thought, offering scholars the possibility to pursue a broad range…

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…