Venetian Research Program

Deadline: December 15, 2021 12:00 am

Source: The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Description: The Foundation awards travel grants to individual scholars to support historical research on Venice and the former Venetian empire, and for the study of contemporary Venetian society and culture. Applicants from all 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 theater. Other relevant research interests will be considered. Applicants and grantees are advised to plan for the added difficulties surrounding travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. See website for more info.

Award: Applications will be entertained for grants up to a maximum of $20,000 for two academic years. Grants for the maximum amount are rarely awarded, and successful applicants are frequently awarded less than the amount requested. Award amounts are based on length of stay, plus travel and research costs.

Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and have experience in advanced research at the graduate level or equivalent. Ph.D. students must have completed all course work at the time of application.

Deadline: Dec. 15, 2021

The Tyson Scholars of American Art Program

Deadline: January 14, 2022 12:00 am

Source: Crystal Bridges Museum of Art

Description: The Tyson Scholars of American Art Program encourages and supports full-time interdisciplinary scholarship that seeks to expand boundaries and traditional categories of investigation into American art and visual and material culture from the colonial period to the present. Scholars may be focused on architecture, craft, material culture, performance art, and new media. They welcome applications from scholars approaching US art transregionally and looking at the broader geographical context of the Americas, especially including Latinx and Indigenous art. Applications will be evaluated on the originality and quality of the proposed research project and its contribution to a more equitable and inclusive history of American art. See website for more info.

Award: Fellowships are residential and support full-time writing and research for terms that range from six weeks to nine months. Tyson Scholars have access to the art and library collections of Crystal Bridges as well as the library and archives at the University of Arkansas. Stipends vary depending on the duration of residency, position as senior scholar, post-doctoral scholar or pre-doctoral scholar, and range from $17,000 to $34,000 per semester, plus provided housing. The residency includes $1,500 for relocation, and additional research funds upon application. Scholars are provided workspace in the curatorial wing of the Crystal Bridges Library.

Eligibility: PhD candidates (or equivalent), post-doctoral researchers, and senior scholars from any field who are researching American art are invited to apply.

Deadline: Jan. 14, 2022

Schwarz Fellowship at the Gennadius Library for Research on Urban Architecture

Deadline: January 15, 2022 12:00 am

Source: American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Description: The Schwarz Fellowship for Research on Urban Architecture supports innovative and cross-disciplinary research on architecture, urban planning, and the history of the built environment in Greece from 1821 to the present. Fields of study include Architectural and Urban Design, History of Architecture, History of the City, Historical Geography, and related fields. Projects should incorporate the holdings of the Gennadius Library (maps, topographical plans, landscapes, etc.) and other appropriate resources of the School.

Award: A stipend of $11,500 plus room and board and waiver of School fees. It is expected that the applicant will maintain a physical presence at the Gennadius Library during the tenure of the appointment from early September to late May. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the Gennadius Library. Fellows are expected to participate in the academic life of the School.

Eligibility: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D. holders within five years of receiving the degree. Open to all nationalities.

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2022

Architectures of Order – Fellowship

Deadline: November 14, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Goethe University Frankfurt

Description: “Architectures of Order” is an interdisciplinary research project of the Goethe University Frankfurt and Technical University of Darmstadt, with the Max-Polanck-Institute for European Legal History and the Deutsches Architekturmuseum as associated partners. The project investigates architecture as a cultural practice of ordering that manifests aesthetically, materially, spatially, discursively, as well as epistemologically. The fellowship program aims to expand the thematic scope and expertise of the resident research cluster as well as its national and international networks. The work of the fellow should demonstrate the connections with the goals of the project as well as its annual research theme. The theme for 2022, “Designing Order,” is dedicated to the architectural design process in its contemporary relevance and historical versatility, focusing on both the concepts of order that structure it and the new notions of order it produces. Please see website for more info.

Award: 1-3 month research residency; monthly stipend of 3,200 Euro (to cover room & board, etc.); and roundtrip fare to Frankfurt am Main, GER. 

Eligibility: Applications are welcome from applicants of diverse disciplinary backgrounds including but not limited to the areas of expertise of the project’s resident members:  architectural history & theory, art history, cultural & media studies, history, sociology, and design theory. Applications are accepted from scholars of all career levels with particular interest in early career researchers. A chronological focus on the early modern period (1500-1800) is particularly welcome. Applicants required to hold Ph.D.

Deadline: Nov. 14, 2021

The Samuel H. Kress Mid-Career Fellowship

Deadline: November 10, 2021 8:00 pm

Source: The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation

Description: Research grants of up to $15,000 may be awarded to a mid-career professional whose research project relates to the appreciation, interpretation, preservation, study and teaching of European art, architecture, and related disciplines from antiquity to the early 19th century, in the context of historic preservation in the United States. Potential Kress Fellow projects could include the exploration of shared European and American influences in style, design, materials, construction techniques, building types, conservation and interpretation methodologies, philosophical and theoretical attitudes, and other factors applicable to preservation in both Europe and America. Review website of the Samuel Kress Foundation before applying.

Award: Up to $15,000

Eligibility: Grants are awarded only to individuals, not organizations. The Foundation does not fund university-sponsored research projects or dissertation research. Applicants must be mid-career professionals in historic preservation or related fields, including architecture, landscape architecture, architectural conservation, urban design, environmental planning, archaeology, architectural history, and the decorative arts. Applicants must be legal residents or citizens of the United States.

Deadline: 11 pm EST, Nov. 10, 2021

Rome Prize

Deadline: November 1, 2021 12:00 am

Source: American Academy in Rome

Description: For over a century, the American Academy in Rome has awarded the Rome Prize to support innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. Each year, the prize is awarded to about thirty artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their careers. Fellowships are awarded in the following disciplines: ancient studies, architecture, design, historic preservation & conservation, landscape architecture, literature, medieval studies, modern Italian studies, musical composition, Renaissance and early modern studies, and visual arts.

Award: Each Rome Prize winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a private workspace. Those with children under 18 live in partially subsidized apartments nearby. Winners of half- and full-term fellowships receive stipends of $16,000 and $28,000 respectively.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens; previous winners are not eligible to reapply. Rome Prize winners may not hold a full-time job during the fellowship term. See website for more info.

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2021; applications also accepted Nov. 2-15 for additional fee. Deadline for letters of recommendation is Nov. 30.

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

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

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

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