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8 Stipendien zur Promotionsvorbereitung, Cologne

artes graduate School for theApplication deadline: May 19, 2017

Zum 1. Oktober 2017 schreibt die a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the
Humanities Cologne, die Graduiertenschule der Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität zu Köln, 8 „Predoc“-Stipendien zur
Promotionsvorbereitung in Höhe von 950 EUR für einen Zeitraum von sechs Monaten aus.

Mit den Predoc-Stipendien soll Absolventinnen und Absolventen der zeitnahe Übergang zur Promotionsphase an der Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität zu Köln ermöglicht werden. Die Stipendiatinnen und Stipendiaten haben die Möglichkeit, innerhalb eines Semesters ein Promotionsprojekt unter besonderer Berücksichtigung interdisziplinärer Fragestellungen zu entwickeln und zu fokussieren.

Für alle Informationen zur Ausschreibung und zum Bewerbungsverfahren besuchen Sie bitte artes.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de.

Fellowship: The Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme

rijksmuseumwww.rijksmuseum.nl/fellowships

The Rijksmuseum operates a Fellowship Programme for outstanding candidates working on the art and history of the Low Countries whose principal concern is object-based research. The aim of the programme is to train a new generation of museum professionals: inquisitive object-based specialists who will further develop understanding of art and history for the future. The focus of research should relate to the Rijksmuseum’s collection, and may encompass any of its varied holdings, including Netherlandish paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, drawings, photography and historical artefacts. The purpose of the programme is to enable applicants to base part of their research at the Rijksmuseum, to strengthen the bonds between the universities and the Rijksmuseum, and to encourage the understanding of Netherlandish art and history. The programme offers students and academic scholars access to the museum’s collections, library, conservation laboratories and curatorial expertise.

Eligibility
The Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme provides opportunities for recent graduates (at the Master’s level), as well as doctoral and post-doctoral candidates. The programme is open to candidates of all nationalities and with varied specialisms. They may include art historians, curators, conservators, historians and scientists. Candidates should have proven research capabilities, academic credentials and excellent written and spoken knowledge of two languages (English and preferably Dutch or German). Fellowships will be awarded for a duration ranging from 6-24 months, starting in the academic year 2017-2018. Please review the Rijksmuseum website for detailed information on each individual Fellowship position.

Funding
Fellowship stipends are awarded to help support a Fellow’s study and research efforts during the tenure of their appointment. The stipend amount varies by funding source and Fellowship period. Visit the Rijksmuseum website for further information.

Application and procedure
Please review the eligibility, funding and application requirements by visiting the Rijksmuseum website. For the 2017-2018 academic year, candidates can apply for:
• The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for art historical research
• The Johan Huizinga Fellowship for historical research
• The Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship for conservation research
• The Manfred & Hanna Heiting Fellowship for photo-historical research

The closing date for all applications is 12 March 2017, at 6:00 p.m. (Amsterdam time/CET). No applications will be accepted after this deadline. All applications must be submitted online and in English. Applications or related materials delivered via email, postal mail, or in person will not be accepted.

Selection will be made by an international committee in April 2017. The committee consists of eminent scholars in the relevant fields of study from European universities and institutions, and members of the curatorial and conservation staff of the Rijksmuseum. Applicants will be notified by 1 May 2017. All Fellowships will start in September 2017.

Further information

www.rijksmuseum.nl/fellowships

For questions concerning the application procedure, contact Marije Spek, Coordinator of the Fellowship Programme (m.spek@rijksmuseum.nl), +31 (0)20-6747395.

Call for applicants for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Scheme

The ASSC welcomes contact from early career academics interested in applying for a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship to be held at Birkbeck.

These prestigious awards are intended to provide the holders with an opportunity to undertake a significant project of original research and to progress their academic career. The fellowships are for three years and are based upon a matched funding agreement between the Trust and the host institution.

We are interested in hearing from potential candidates working in the areas of architectural history, architectural humanities, architecture and philosophy, history of landscape, history of interiors, spatial dimensions of archaeology, etc.  Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria for the fellowships (PhD thesis submitted between 2 March 2013 and 2 March 2017; PhD from a UK institution, or current post held at UK institution; have not held a permanent post).

Please look in the first instance at our list of members to identify an appropriate mentor, and make contact directly with him/her, ideally no later than 2nd December 2016. Candidates should work with their mentor to prepare the short pro-forma application and this should be returned to researchgrants@bbk.ac.uk by 13th January 2017.

There will be an internal college selection procedure to choose candidates to put forward for the fellowships. Applications will be considered at the meeting of the Birkbeck Research Strategy Group on 2nd February 2017 and potential candidates will be informed of the outcome on 3rd February 2016. The final Leverhulme deadline is 2nd March 2017.

Full details of this process can be accessed at http://www.bbk.ac.uk/staff-information/research/early-career-researchers (please note the application  proforma can be accessed via the link in the 5th bullet point under how to apply).

The Architecture Space and Society Centre provides a focus for the research activities taking place within Birkbeck and beyond in the area of architectural, design, and landscape history, contemporary architectural humanities and archaeology. The ASSC regularly hosts international speakers, thematic symposia, site visits, visiting scholars, and reading groups.

Research Opportunity: Research Scholar, The British Institute at Ankara

ankara_viewsResearch Opportunity: Research Scholar, The British Institute at Ankara
Start date: 2 January 2017
Deadline: Friday 21 October

Applications are invited for a Research Scholarship tenable for 7 months (with the possibility of extending for two extra months) from 2 January 2017 and based at the Institute in Ankara.  The Research Scholar will work with the Director and Assistant Director on enriching the extensive digital archive of BIAA projects and events. The scholar will also work as part of the library team and will be involved in updating the library’s digital records (reorganisation of subject headings and keywords, content information, etc).

The scholar will be required to spend at least two-thirds of their time on institute related work and a third conducting their own research relating to Turkey and/or the Black Sea littoral, which may fall within any of the academic disciplines of the humanities and social sciences.

Candidates should have recently completed or be about to complete a Masters degree, and are expected subsequently to conduct research at doctoral level.  The research undertaken at the BIAA should normally be preparatory and designed to underpin a funding application for a PhD.

Basic knowledge of database building, good command of Excel, basic to moderate skills of image and video processing and good communication skills are essential criteria for this post.

Applicants must be normally resident in the UK and must have a demonstrable connection with a UK academic institution. The position will be based at the Institute in Ankara.

The salary for the position will be £800 per month.  The BIAA will pay the cost of one return flight between the UK and Turkey. The scholar will be expected to reside at the BIAA residential accommodation at a discounted fee.

The closing date for applications is Friday 21 October and interviews will be held in London in November.

How to Apply: Applicants should send a full CV and a letter of application, including details of their relevant experience, a research proposal and two written references. The length of the research proposal should not exceed one page. Note: Applicants must advise their referees to have references sent to the London office electronically by the closing date. Please only send electronic applications and references to the London office of the BIAA (biaa@britac.ac.uk). For further information also contact this email address.

 

Postdoctoral Fellow in Islamic Art, Washington University in St. Louis

photoJob: Postdoctoral Fellow in Islamic Art, Washington University in St. Louis
Start date: July 1, 2017
Deadline:  December 2, 2016

The Department of Art History and Archaeology at Washington University in St. Louis, and the Saint Louis Art Museum seek a specialist in Islamic Art for a joint teaching-curatorial two-year position beginning July 1, 2017 (start date could be moved slightly later). The fellow will spend two semesters at Washington University in the Fall of 2017 and Spring of 2019, teaching two courses in each of those semesters. The fellow will spend the twelve-month period of 2018 working full-time at the Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM) as an A. W. Mellon Fellow, where they will conduct research, and give docent and gallery talks in their area of expertise. It is thus envisioned that the candidate will spend a year in total at each institution over the two-year period. Courses at Washington University, a leading research institution, will be offered to a combination of beginning and advanced undergraduates, and perhaps graduate students, in art history and related fields.

If the successful fellow is a specialist in Islamic Art, she or he will teach an introductory-level course that will broadly address the field of Islamic Art; other classes may focus on traditions of miniature painting, the sacred arts of Islam, or the visual arts of Persia (Safavid) and/or India (Mughal). A course on modern or contemporary art in the Islamic world may be considered. At SLAM, a fellow in Islamic art may catalogue and interpret a collection of 50 works on paper and related objects, primarily from Persia and India in the Safavid and Mughal periods. Scholarly expertise in these areas is highly desired, but other areas will be considered. The fellow will curate the current gallery spaces for Islamic art, work with conservation staff on the collection, and research possible acquisitions.

How to apply: The applicant should have no more than three years of postdoctoral teaching or curatorial experience in the field at the start of the appointment. Annual salary will be $50,000 a year, plus moving expenses, benefits, and generous research and travel funds. To apply, please go to https://jobs.wustl.edu/ and search for job posting #34616. Required materials which may be uploaded to the website include a letter of interest, current c.v., and a writing sample. The required three confidential letters of recommendation and any writing samples too large to be uploaded should be directed to Prof. Elizabeth Childs, Chair, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Washington University, CB 1189, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899 or emailed to artarch@wustl.edu. Review of applications begins December 2, 2016. Initial interviews will be conducted by Skype; some may be scheduled at CAA in Washington, D.C. Finalists will be brought to St Louis.

The Medieval Fellows Program 2016- 2017 Fordham University & The Center for Medieval Studies

logo[1]Fordham Medieval Fellows enjoy the benefits of post-graduate research affiliation with Fordham University and its Center for Medieval Studies during one or two semesters of research in the New York City area.  The appointment carries no stipend, but Fellow status includes: an office with computer and printer, library privileges and a carrel, a research-oriented e-mail account, use of the gym at faculty rates, participation in all seminars and functions in Medieval Studies, photocopy privileges, and program stationery.

Medieval Fellows will be expected to offer one lecture in his or her area of specialization when in residence and to abide by the regulations of those University facilities that s/he will utilize. Fellows will be invited to participate fully in the Center’s activities, including workshops, service as judges in graduate prize competitions, and the annual Medieval Studies Conference.

Candidates wishing to apply for Fellow status for the Fall term of 2016 or the Spring term of 2017 should submit the following to Susanne Hafner, Director of Medieval Studies, FMH 405, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458 (fax: 718-817-3987), by June 1, 2016:

  1. A letter of application and intent to be in residence in or in the immediate proximity of New York City for the stated duration of the candidate’s request for affiliation;
  2. A succinct two- to three-page, doubled-space description of the project or purpose for which the candidate is applying for status as a Fordham Medieval Fellow;
  3. A current curriculum vitae;
  4. Names and addresses (and email addresses) of three referees.

Inquiries may also be addressed to Dr. Hafner at medievals@fordham.edu

Announcement of awards for 2016-2017 will be in August.