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’.

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…

Reminder: David Saunders Founders Grant Closes Soon

DAVID SAUNDERS FOUNDER’S GRANT The aim of the David Saunders Founders Grant is to foster new research in architectural history and theory. Applications can be made to apply for funds to assist in field-work, archival assistance, printing and reproduction costs in preparation for publication. The award cannot be used to fund conference travel or registration. The Grant will total AUD$2000. More detail in this post http://melbourneartnetwork.com.au/2010/04/19/architectural-history-grant-sahanz-david-saunders-foundation-grant/

Scholarship: Francis Haskell Memorial Fund

Francis Haskell Memorial Fund, The Burlington Magazine Foundation 2010 Scholarships Grants of up to £2000 will be awarded from the Francis Haskell Memorial Fund each year to enable scholars to spend time in libraries or archives carrying out advanced research in the history of western art. Preference may be given to candidates in the early stages of their careers; to subjects related to the commissioning, collecting or interpretation of works of art made before 1914; and to research carried out outside the applicant’s country of residence. Scholars from any country may apply. An additional award may be made by the Trustees of The Burlington Magazine Foundation in conjunction with the Francis Haskell Trustees. Applications, including a two-page proposal, a C.V. and a budget, should be sent by email to Caroline Elam: carolineelam@yahoo.co.uk * Please label all attachments with surname of…

Dal Pozzo Project Research Assistant

Dal Pozzo Project Research Assistant The Royal Collection, The Royal Household – Warburg Institute Based at the Warburg Institute, London (though much time will be spent at other locations, including the Royal Library at Windsor Castle). c. £21,000 p.a. plus benefits. Fixed-term project for three years. The Print Room at Windsor Castle is responsible for the works of art on paper in the Royal Collection, including old master drawings, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century watercolours, and prints – over 150,000 items in all. Among the old master drawings is the major surviving portion of the ‘Paper Museum’ of Cassiano dal Pozzo (1588-1657), a visual encyclopaedia of the ancient and natural worlds. Other portions are to be found in the Institut de France, the British Museum, the British Library and elsewhere. The Dal Pozzo Project was begun in the 1980s to research and…

Architectural History Grant: SAHANZ David Saunder's Foundation Grant

David Saunders Founder’s Grant Aim: The aim of the David Saunders Founders Grant is to foster new research in architectural history and theory. Applications can be made to apply for funds to assist in field-work, archival assistance, printing and reproduction costs in preparation for publication. The award cannot be used to fund conference travel or registration. The Grant will total AUD$2000. Submission, Criteria and Award Conditions: 1.  Project proposals must include an outline of the project, budget and its justification, and proposed outcomes (See Application requirements below). 2.  Applicants are required to be financial members of SAHANZ at the time of submission and to maintain their  membership during the period of the award. 3.  Priority will be given to candidates who intend to publish the results of their research. SAHANZ reserves the right to have first option to publish part…

Grants from the Australian Academy of the Humanities

Details of funding for travel and publication by the Australian Academy of the Humanities. As part of the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ responsibility to foster the study of the humanities in Australia, the Academy has established several international programmes to facilitate Australian scholars to travel overseas, and foreign scholars to travel to Australia, to access materials not held in their home countries and to create links with academics and researchers overseas. These programmes are mostly aimed at post-doctoral researchers in the humanities. The following programmes are offered in 2010 Humanities Travelling Fellowships Fellowships of up to $4,000 each, they are intended to allow early-career humanities researchers to travel overseas for short periods (not less than two weeks) to access materials in connection with their research. This Programme also incorporates: * the Ernst Keller Travelling Fellowships (for travel to European…

Frick Collection: Fellowship in the History of Collecting

Deadline: April 31 2010 The Center for the History of Collecting in America was established in 2007 to stimulate awareness and study of the formation of fine and decorative arts collections from Colonial times to the present, while asserting the relevance of this subject to art and cultural history. The Center’s academic and public programs provide a forum for thoughtful exchange that may expand and further stimulate scholarship in this discipline. Through its Fellowship Program, the Center seeks not only to encourage research on the history of collecting in America, but also to expand the field’s still limited body of literature. At present the Center offers a number of short-term (6 – 8 weeks) fellowships for graduate and pre-doctoral students and for post-doctoral and senior scholars. In addition the Center offers long-term Leon Levy Fellowships for post-doctoral and senior scholars.…

Art History PhD Scholarship opportunity at The University of Melbourne: ‘Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Australia.’

Expressions of Interest – PhD Scholarship in Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts. Deadline 22 February 2010. Expressions of Interest are called for, for a three year full-time Ph.D scholarship at The University of Melbourne in connection with an ARC Linkage Grant administered by the University of Melbourne and to be conducted in partnership with the State Library of Victoria. The grant: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Australia: researching and relating Australia’s manuscript holdings to new technologies and new readers will begin in March, 2010. It involves research on the manuscripts in Australian collections, the digitisation of the Victorian holdings and research findings. The successful applicant for the Ph.D scholarship related to this project will be required to research a doctoral topic that is related to the objective of the grant.  Ideally they should have some training and experience in medieval manuscript…

Newberry Library Fellowship in the Humanities

Fellowships at the Newberry Library are of two types: short-term fellowships with terms of one to two months and long-term fellowships of six to eleven months. Short-term fellowships are generally restricted to individuals from outside the metropolitan Chicago area and are primarily intended to assist researchers with a need to examine specific items in the Library’s collection. Long-term fellowships are generally available without regard to an applicant’s place of residence and are intended to support significant works of scholarship that draw on the Library’s strengths. Visit the website for further details.

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Asian Art at the University of Chicago

Postdoctoral Fellowships The postdoctoral scholars program will bring a recent Ph.D. in East Asian art history biannually to spend a year at the University of Chicago. It is designed to provide outstanding young scholars in East Asian art history the opportunity to further their research with help the excellent facilities and academic community here. The holder of this position will be in residence for one academic year during which time he/she will participate in regular colloquia and workshops on the program. Applications are due on or before March 1st of every second year. Next application deadline, March 1, 2010. Visit the website here for further details.

Fellowships at UCLA Centre for 17th and 18th century studies

The Center administers a number of programs for senior and postdoctoral scholars. Visit their web page here for more information. Applications are considered once each year. Applications for appointments to be held anytime during a given fiscal year (from 1 July to 30 June) must be received in the preceding fiscal year, by 1 February. 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 2010–2011: Cultures of Aestheticism—Before and After Oscar Wilde directed by by Clark Professor Joseph Bristow (UCLA) (see the web page for more detail). Scholars will need to have received their doctorates in the last six years, (no earlier…

Scholarships to study in Venice – Fondazione Giorgio Cini

There is a new, prestigious cultural initiative promoted by Fondazione Giorgio Cini: the Vittore Branca International Center for the Study of Italian Culture, a new international resource for humanities studies aimed at young researchers and expert scholars interested in furthering their knowledge in a field of Italian civilisation: the visual arts, history, literature, music, drama. Two main categories of researchers are eligible to attend the Vittore Branca Center: Junior, i.e. postgraduate students studying for a master’s degree, doctorate or specialization and Ph.D. graduates, and Senior, i.e. expert scholars – university lecturers, senior researchers, heads of research centers, writers or artists. The residential facilities on the Island provide scholars and researchers with the opportunity to work and stay at length on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice at economically reasonable conditions (30 euros a day, including breakfast) in a setting…