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External Fellowship History / Theory

Clark Institute Fellowships

Deadline: October 15, 2021 12:00 am

Source: The Clark Art Institute

Description: The Clark Art Institute’s Research and Academic Program (RAP) awards funded residential fellowships to established and promising scholars with the aim of fostering a critical commitment to inquiry in the theory, history, and interpretation of art and visual culture. RAP particularly seeks to elevate constituencies, subjects, and methods that have historically been underrepresented in the discipline. In addition to the general Clark Fellowships, which are open to any topic, time period, and geographic focus, RAP offers a number of special fellowships for specific research interests that are intended to nurture a variety of disciplinary approaches and support new voices in art history. In order to work toward this, they are introducing these new fellowships: 

  • The Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation Fellowship supports projects that radically advance feminist perspectives and equal representation in the canon of art history.
  • Caribbean Art and Its Diasporas Fellowship seeks to support art historians, artists, critics, and writers who are engaging with the complexity of critical Caribbean scholarship, art, and visual practices today.
  • Critical Race Theory and Visual Culture Fellowship aims to support scholars who are working with critical race theory to integrate and reimagine new art histories while also engaging with the structural racism that has informed and built the discipline. 
  • Futures Fellowship supports artists, educators, scholars, writers, and art critics who are reimagining the possibilities of museums, scholarship, and public engagement. Projects that examine social justice and the arts, reimagine the canon of art history, or consider the role of performance art in exposing erased histories are particularly welcome. 

Award: Fellowships are awarded on a scale related to need and earnings, up to a maximum rate of $30,000 per semester. Travel to and from the Clark will be reimbursed for the scholar and an accompanying family member. Fellows’ tax liability to the United States government will be considered in accordance with the tax regulations of the Internal Revenue Service on a case-by- case basis. Housing, a private office, and a research assistant will be provided.

Eligibility: Applicants should hold a PhD or demonstrate equivalent professional experience. They may come from the academic or museum worlds, or from other professional backgrounds, and may be residents of any country. They may be employed, full- or part-time, or be independent scholars, curators, and/or critics. The Clark does not award pre-doctoral fellowships. It is expected that all fellows be in good standing with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and have authorization [a J-1 Visa] from the INS that permits a fellow to engage in the activities for which he or she has been designated a Clark Fellow.

Deadline: Oct. 15, 2021

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Architecture Award External History / Theory

2021 IAWA Kristine Fallon Prize

Deadline: December 1, 2021 12:00 am

Source: International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) Center, Virginia Tech

Description: The IAWA Center announces the 2021 IAWA Kristine Fallon Prize, inviting professionals and scholars to extend research into an important arena – women in architecture who have made significant contributions to the field through their work practicing at large U.S. firms in the second half of the 20th century. With important contributions made by women at large firms fundamentally unknown, research that documents this information is urgent. The IAWA Mission encourages such research in addition to the goal of preserving archival materials related to the work of women who shaped the designed environment, thus preserving for prosperity a record of their achievements. The recipient of the 2021 IAWA Kristine Fallon Prize will be selected through a jury process. The award will be granted to the best original work that addresses the call above. In the event that the jury finds no submission of adequate originality, substance and quality, the jury may decline to grant the Prize.

Award: $5000 prize will be awarded in two installments: $2,000 will be made available to the recipient upon announcement of the award in early January 2022 with the remaining $3000 of the award granted upon the presentation of the work during the 2022 IAWA Center Symposium in March at Virginia Tech. To complete the record of the prize, a copy of the final published work must also be donated to the IAWA.

Eligibility: The work submitted should be recently published (within the last five years) or publication-ready articles, chapters, books, manuscripts, dissertations, or exhibition catalogs, and should advance recognition of women’s contributions in architecture as framed above.

Deadline: Dec. 1, 2021

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External Grant Heritage Conservation History / Theory

Craft Research Fund – Exhibition Grant

Deadline: October 4, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Center for Craft

Description: The Craft Research Fund – Exhibition grant is one of four categories that make up the Craft Research Fund, a visionary program dedicated to supporting scholarly craft research in the United States. The grant is intended to support scholarly research and is not for the creation of artwork. Examples of exhibition research might include: addressing work by significant craft artists; presenting a new understanding of the relationship between handmade production and digital technologies; placing American craft in a global context; or other topics that offer fresh perspectives within the field. Grant funds may be used to support research activities including travel for research, commissioning essays for contributors, documentation such as images or rights to use images or text, as part of the research for future exhibitions. 

Award: Up to $15,000

Eligibility: Proposals welcome from museum, non-profit gallery, and independent curators. Applicants must be 18 years or older. Organizations must limit staffing/overhead costs to 15% of total budget ask. Applicants may not apply for both the project grant and exhibition grant in the same year. See website for full details.

Deadline: Oct. 4, 2021

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External Grant Heritage Conservation History / Theory

Craft Research Fund – Project Grant

Deadline: October 4, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Center for Craft

Description: The Craft Research Fund – Project Grant is one of four categories that make up the Craft Research Fund, a visionary program dedicated to supporting scholarly craft research in United States.  The grant is intended to support scholarly research and is not for the creation of artwork. Examples of exhibition research might include: addressing work by significant craft artists; presenting a new understanding of the relationship between handmade production and digital technologies; placing American craft in a global context; or other topics that offer fresh perspectives within the field. Grant funds may be used for research related expenses including travel, honoraria for contributors, salary for independent researchers, and/or support documentation such as images or rights to use images or text, as part of the research yet to be completed.

Award: Up to $15,000

Eligibility: Proposals welcome from academic researchers and independent scholars 18 years of age and older.

Deadline: Oct. 4, 2021

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Architecture External Fellowship History / Theory

Edilia & Francois-Auguste de Montequin Fellowship

Deadline: September 30, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Society of Architectural Historians

Description: Provides support for travel related to research on Spanish, Portuguese, or Ibero-American architecture.  

Award: $2,000 fellowship for an advanced graduate student and a $6,000 fellowship for a senior or emerging scholar

Eligibility: Graduate students who have completed their coursework and are engaged in doctoral dissertation research and senior or emerging scholars who have completed their PhD or equivalent terminal degree are eligible. The research to be supported must focus on Spanish, Portuguese, or Ibero-American architecture, including colonial architecture produced by the Spaniards in the Philippines and what is today the United States. The applicant must be a current member of SAH. 

Deadline: Sept. 30, 2021

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External Fellowship Heritage Conservation History / Theory

ACLS Fellowships

Deadline: September 29, 2021 6:00 pm

Source: American Council of Learned Societies

Description: ACLS invites research proposals from scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences pursuing research on topics grounded in any time period, world region, or humanistic methodology. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant, which can take the form of a monograph, articles, digital publication(s), critical edition, or other scholarly resources. This program does not fund works of fiction (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects. See website for more info.

Award: ACLS Fellowships are intended to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing. The awards are portable and are tenable at any appropriate site for research. The fellowship stipend is set at $60,000 for a 12-month fellowship. Awards of shorter duration will be prorated at $5,000 per month, with the minimum award set at $30,000. Independent scholars, adjunct faculty, and faculty with teaching-intensive appointments will receive an award supplement of $3,000 for research support, access to manuscript development workshops, or learned society conference attendance. 

Eligibility: Open to untenured scholars who have earned a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences on or after September 30, 2013. Applicants must be US citizens, permanent residents, Indigenous individuals residing in the United States through rights associated with the Jay Treaty of 1794, DACA recipients, asylees, refugees, or individuals granted Temporary Protected Status in the United States.

Deadline: 9 pm ET, Sept. 29, 2021

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External Fellowship History / Theory

SAH IDEAS Research Fellowship

Deadline: August 31, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Society of Architectural Historians

Description: SAH IDEAS Research Fellowships have been established to support a cohort of five emerging scholars per year, self-identifying as members of groups historically marginalized by SAH and the academy at large. These fellowships are intended to nurture research that challenges existing paradigms, as defined by applicants, and represents previously under-recognized and/or unsupported directions for architectural history as researched, thought, or applied. In addition to providing research support, the fellowships are intended to create mentored cohorts to support the work of emerging scholars.

Award: Each fellowship includes a one-time award of $1,000 and a commitment of close mentorship from a senior colleague from the SAH community to be paired with the fellow for the duration of one year. The fellowship also involves guided lateral interaction across the cohort, in order to encourage peer support. Awardees and mentors will commit to regular meetings throughout the year. SAH offers one year of digital membership to awardees.

Eligibility: Emerging scholars anywhere in the world who have received a terminal master’s degree or Ph.D. on or after June 1, 2016, and who are not currently enrolled in a program of study are eligible to apply. 

Deadline: Aug. 31, 2021

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Architecture External Fellowship Heritage Conservation History / Theory Landscape Architecture

National Humanities Center Residential Fellowship

Deadline: October 7, 2021 12:00 am

Source: National Humanities Center

Description: Each year, the National Humanities Center welcomes up to 40 scholars from across the humanities and all over the world. During their time in residence, Fellows are given the freedom to work on their projects while benefiting from the exceptional services of the Center. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. 

Award: The amounts awarded are individually determined, according to the needs of the Fellow and the Center’s ability to meet them. The Center seeks to provide half salary up to $65,000. Other grants or institutional support that Fellows will receive during their fellowship may also affect the amount of the Center’s stipend.

Eligibility: Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career and senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work may also apply. The Center does not support the revision of doctoral dissertations.

Deadline: October 7, 2021

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External Fellowship History / Theory

Mellon Fellowships for Assistant Professors

Deadline: October 15, 2021 12:00 am

Source: The School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study; Andrew Mellon Foundation

Description: The School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study established a program of one-year memberships for assistant professors at universities and colleges in the U.S. and Canada to support promising young scholars who have embarked on professional careers. While at the Institute they will be expected to engage exclusively in scholarly research and writing.

Award: Appointments are for one academic year from September 1st until July 31st, and will carry all the privileges of Membership at the Institute for Advanced Study. The stipend will normally match the combined salary and benefits at the Member’s home institution at the time of application, but the amount offered will be adjusted in the event the scholar receives simultaneous support from other sources.

Eligibility: To be eligible, scholars must currently hold the title “Assistant Professor” (not including “Visiting Assistant Professor”) at a college or university in the U.S. or Canada and as of the application deadline, the scholar must be no more than six years beyond the date of the Ph.D. Scholars must also be able to return to their current institution after the fellowship. 

Deadline: Oct. 15, 2021

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External Fellowship History / Theory

Membership, The School of Historical Studies

Deadline: October 15, 2021 12:00 am

Source: The Institute for Advanced Study

Description: The Institute for Advanced Study is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Each year scholars from around the world apply to come to the Institute to pursue their own research. Those who are chosen are offered a membership for a set period. Members receive access to the extensive resources of the Institute, including offices, access to libraries, subsidized restaurant and housing facilities, and some secretarial services. The School of Historical Studies supports scholarship in all fields of historical research, but is concerned principally with the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science, and late modern history with a special emphasis on the history of international relations. Members are required to remain in residence in Princeton during term time. Members’ only other obligation is to pursue their own research. If they wish, they may participate in seminars and meetings within the Institute, and there are ample opportunities for contacts with scholars at nearby universities.

Award: Institute stipends will normally be offered up to a maximum of $78,000 for the full academic year, or $39,000 for one term. Stipends may be supplemented by other grants, including sabbatical salaries, but if the total exceeds the salary at the time of application the Institute stipend will be reduced accordingly. Scholars with full sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding, or other means may apply for a non-stipendiary membership. 

Eligibility: Eligibility requirements include a substantial record of publication and a PhD awarded by no later than December 31, 2020. Qualified candidates of any nationality are invited to apply. Scholars are not required to have a current institutional affiliation.

Deadline: Oct. 15, 2021