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: 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…

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…