Funding, Scholarships and Fellowships

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Because MAN is based in Australia this page tends to lists funding opportunities that Australian scholars may be eligible for, but many are open to scholars from any part of the world. If you would like to advertise a funding opportunity please visit ‘Contact Us‘ for details.

Useful mailing lists and databases of funding

JASON Postgraduate Scholarship Database for Australia

Gradfellowships – US based list but some funding opportunities are open to international applicants. Pay close attention to deadlines as notices are often sent close to the due date for applications. – Mainly a job website but fellowships and also doctoral grants for UK universities are advertised here as well.

H-net information network for art history – Subscribe to the mailing list for notices of funding opportunities.

H-net IslamArt – Specific focus on art of Islam and the East. Regular notices of funding and PhD opportunities.

CAAH (Consortium of Art and Architectural Historians) – mailing list includes funding opportunities

Individual Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards (arranged alphabetically)

ACIS Cassamarca Scholarships for research in Italy – The scholarships are available to students who in 2010 will be enrolled, full-time or part-time, in honours, research masters 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.

AGL Shaw Summer Research Fellowships (Aus) – The State Library of Victoria awards four-week Summer Research Fellowships to postgraduate students studying in any discipline.

American Philosophical Society – Most grants are for US citizens but international applicants can apply for funding for humanities projects based in the US.

Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Curatorial Fellowship 2010–2012

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities(USA) – University of Pennsylvania – The Penn Humanities Forum awards five one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships each academic year to junior scholars in the humanities who are not yet tenured (may not be tenured during the fellowship year).

Australian European University Institute Fellowships (Italy for Australian researchers) – These provide the opportunity to carry out research at the European University Institute in Florence. The Fellowships are available to postgraduates and early career researchers currently undertaking research in history, law, economics, and social and political sciences who are able to identify a direct benefit for their research from a period of residence at the EUI.

British School at Rome Awards – The BSR offers residential awards in the humanities for research on the archaeology, history, art history, society and culture of Italy from prehistory to the modern period.

Center for the History of Collecting in America: Scholars’ Program –  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.

Coutelle Grants for co-supervision of PhD by French University (for Australian students only) – Coutelle students are PhD students who have their doctoral studies supervised jointly by academics from an Australian University and a French University. If successful, the student will be awarded a joint doctoral degree by the two institutions.

Dr Joseph Brown AO Fellowship – This annual Fellowship is offered by the State Library of Victoria for study in the field of art history. It is named after the esteemed art dealer, art collector and artist Dr Joseph Brown AO, OBE.

Dumbarton Oaks (USA) – Dumbarton Oaks (Harvard University) offers residential fellowships in three areas of study: Byzantine Studies (including related aspects of late Roman, early Christian, Western medieval, Slavic, and Near Eastern studies), Pre-Columbian Studies.

Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies – Postdoctoral fellowships at Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies (Harvard).

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

Fondazione Giorgio Cini – Centre in Venice that offers scholarships for post graduate and postdoctoral scholars, usually due in January. It also provided accommodation for scholars wishing to study in Venice at reasonable rates.

Gladys Krieble Delmas grants for travel to Venice and the Veneto – For British and Commonwealth citizens or permanent residents. Disciplines of the humanities and social sciences are eligible areas of study, including (but not limited to) archaeology, architecture, art, bibliography, economics, history, history of science, law, literature, music, political science, religion, and theatre.

Italian Australia Institute grants for Australian honours and postgrad students – The Italian Australian Institute (IAI) awards annual scholarships valued at $2,000 each, to students who are enrolled in an approved tertiary course at an Australian university and who are undertaking either their final honours year, or other postgraduate study.

Italian Government Scholarships for study in Italy (Aus students) – Every year, the Italian Government offers Australian citizens the chance to pursue an avenue of postgraduate research and/or tuition in Italy.

Lemmerman Foundation Scholarship (Italy) – The Lemmermann Foundation offers scholarships in the classical studies and humanities to master’s and doctoral students. Fields of study include Archaeology, History, History of Art, Italian, Latin, Musicology, Philosophy, Philology, etc.

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities (USA) – 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.

Newberry Library Fellowships (USA) – Fellowships at the Newberry Library provide assistance to researchers who wish to use the collections.

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Asian Art History at the University of Chicago.

Redmond Barry Fellowship (Aus) – Redmond Barry Fellowship The Redmond Barry Fellowship is jointly sponsored by the University of Melbourne and the State Library of Victoria. It is named in honour of Sir Redmond Barry (1813-80). The Fellowship, worth up to $20,000.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum Fellowship Opportunities in American Art – The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery invite applications for research fellowships in art and visual culture of the United States.

State Library of NSW fellowships – Range of fellowships to support study in the library collections.

The Getty Residential Grants and Fellowships (USA) – Residential research grants at the Getty Center in Los Angeles are open to researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.

The Harold Wright Scholarship and the Sarah and William Holmes Scholarship (UK, for Australian and NZ residents only) – The purpose of the Harold Wright Scholarship and the Sarah and William Holmes Scholarship is to allow holders of each scholarship to carry out an intensive study of prints at the British Museum, London, for a period of up to six months.

The Samuel H. Kress Fellowship in Museum Teaching – The Samuel H. Kress Fellowship in Museum Teaching is a six-month, part-time fellowship.

Tubitak – Scholarships for PhD study in Turkey.

Wintherthur Fellowship Program (USA) – Winterthur invites academic, independent, and museum scholars, and advanced graduate students to apply for short and long-term residential research fellowships. Fellows have conducted research in the areas of material culture, architecture, decorative arts, design, consumer culture, garden and landscape studies, Shaker studies, travel and tourism, the Atlantic World, childhood, sentimental literary culture, and many other areas of social and cultural history.

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study – Harvard University (USA)- Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishments who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts.

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