Tag: USA

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 – The Anne van Biema Fellowship

Funding The Anne van Biema Fellowship The Anne van Biema Fellowship was established by bequest to promote excellence in research and publication on the Japanese visual arts. Fellowships support research at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Research proposals are evaluated in terms of merit, originality, methodology, and potential for significant publication that will advance scholarly and public understanding of the Japanese visual arts. Interdisciplinary proposals with a primary focus on Japanese visual arts are considered. Awards are made to scholars at the post-doctoral or equivalent professional level for periods of two to twelve months, and are not renewable. The maximum stipend of $42,000 per annum will be prorated for shorter terms. Additional support not to exceed $5,000 may be provided to cover round-trip travel at U.S. government rates…

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…

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 Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities Call for Applications, 2011-12 Topic: Adaptions Five (5) one-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships are available at the University of Pennsylvania for the 2011-2012 academic year for untenured scholars in the humanities (including art and architectural history) 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, the theme set is Adaptations (the topic director is Warren Breckman). 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…

Call for Papers: Consumption and Art

Deadline for Submission: April 20, 2010 This panel explores consumption as it relates to art and visual culture. Papers may deal with consumption as a subject matter and/or consumption as a dominant ideological paradigm within specific historical/cultural contexts. Papers may also address the ways in which consumption, in both practice and theory, shapes identities and transgresses or reinforces boundaries of many kinds; including but not limited to those that are geographical, political, social, and historical. Consumption could also be discussed in terms of the making, exhibiting, and viewing of fine art and other types of images, objects, and/or spaces. Submissions that question the impact that consumption has upon the environment and upon one’s sense of self and place are especially welcome, as are papers that explore the relationship between advertising and art. While all media, genres and time periods will…

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.