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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.

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STIP: Akademisches Foerderprogramm 2017-2020 (BKM)

logo_bkge.jpgDie Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (BKM) fördert wissenschaftliche und kulturelle Projekte zur Erforschung und Präsentation von Kultur und Geschichte der Deutschen im östlichen Europa. Ein besonderes Augenmerk gilt dabei den Wechselwirkungen mit den Nachbarkulturen.

Ausgeschrieben werden zwei Förderprogramme für Universitäten und außeruniversitäre Forschungseinrichtungen für die Jahre 2017-2020:

Objekt – Material – Kultur: Dokumentation und Erforschung des materiellen Kulturerbes der Deutschen im östlichen Europa


Deutsch-jüdische Lebenswelten im östlichen Europa

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Bitte beachten Sie, dass die Anträge im Rahmen dieses Förderprogramms direkt beim BKGE eingereicht werden müssen.

Fellowship: The Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme

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.

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.

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

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

Department of Medieval Studies at Central European University (Budapest)

Saint_Matthew2CEU provides a variety of merit-based SCHOLARSHIPS AND VARIOUS OTHER TYPES OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT available to students from any country (tuition waiver, stipend, housing awards, health insurance coverage).
Please visit: [1].

FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS who are interested in our programs, CEU organizes an INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE IN AUGUST 2017 at which undergraduate students are more than welcome to participate. For more information please visit [2]. For the video about the previous undergraduate conference “Faith and Power”
held on August 4-7, 2016, please see: [3].

CEU attend a number of graduate fairs throughout the year to meet prospective students around the globe, the fairs are listed here: [4].

You and your students can find further details about our programs at [5] and we would be glad to give you more information. It is also possible to like us on Facebook at [6] and to LEARN ABOUT EVENTS, NEWS AND OTHER OPPORTUNITIES inside and outside CEU Medieval Studies.

An OPEN HOUSE event is held in Budapest on NOVEMBER 18, 2016 where candidates can talk to students, staff and faculty members. Prospective students may visit classes and enjoy the international atmosphere of our university during the Open Week (date to be announced).

New PhD scholarship in Spanish Art History at The Courtauld Institute, London

courtauld_institute-logo_teal-and-grey_gif-1The Courtauld Institute, London, is delighted to announce the creation of a fully funded doctoral scholarship in Spanish art-historical studies, commencing at The Courtauld Institute in London in the academic year 2017/18.

The scholarship has been created through the generosity of CEEH (Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica), in association with ARTES, the Iberian & Latin American Visual Culture Group

The Courtauld Institute is one of the world’s leading centres for art-historical research, and the scholarship will cover The Courtauld’s Home/EU/International tuition fees for three years (or four if required), together with an annual stipend of £12,000 for living costs and travel.


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Applicants should apply to The Courtauld’s PhD programme, and then submit an application via the Courtauld Scholarship application form

Applicants must demonstrate that Spanish art, architecture or visual culture forms the focus of their proposed research topic, and are advised to contact prospective supervisors to discuss research proposals well before the application deadline of 9 January 2017. As a minimum applicants are expected to hold a postgraduate qualification such as an MA or equivalent by the time they begin their doctoral studies, and should have at least reading knowledge in Spanish or Catalan. In the first instance applicants should send prospective supervisors a CV, sample of written work in English, and a 300 word proposal. In assessing applications the scholarship committee will consider the extent to which the research proposal falls under the supervisor’s areas of research expertise.

Funding Opportunity: 5-8 doctoral positions, MIMESIS, Munich Doctoral Program for Literature and the Arts, LMU Munich

cover170x170Funding Opportunity: 5-8 doctoral positions (E13 TV-L, 66%), MIMESIS, Munich Doctoral Program for Literature and the Arts at LMU Munich funded by the Elite Network of Bavaria, starting 1 April 2017
 Deadline for application: 1 November 2016.
The International Doctoral Program (IDP) MIMESIS is dedicated to innovative doctoral research in the fields of literature and the arts, with special emphasis on historical, theoretical and transdisciplinary perspectives. It will enable cooperation between research projects in literature, theatre, performance, music, film studies, architecture and the visual arts, offering both a forum and a framework in which interests drawn from any one of these areas enter into a dialogue with other areas in the wider spectrum of creative engagements. Its research program is framed by the term mimesis, a key concept throughout the history of the arts, right up to the most recent developments in critical and cultural theory. MIMESIS offers a structured program of doctoral study combining seminars, workshops, lecture series and master classes. In addition internships with leading cultural institutions and at partner universities will be integrated into the study program.
How to Apply: The applicants should hold an excellent/above average master’s degree or equivalent in literature, art history, theatre or film studies or related subjects. The outline of the research project should show an explicit connection to the research profile of the program (i.e. mimesis).
Please use the application tool on this website:
For further information please contact:

Funding Opportunity: Getty Residential Grants (September 25, 2017 – June 29, 2018), deadline October 3, 2016

getty_logo_ogFunding Opportunity: Getty Residential Grants, Los Angeles, CA, September 25, 2017 – June 29, 2018
Application deadline: October 3, 2016

The Getty Research Institute and the Getty Villa invite proposals for
the 2017–2018 academic year.

The Getty Research Institute theme, ICONOCLASM AND VANDALISM, explores
iconoclasm not only as a form of destruction or a means of repression,
but also as a vehicle for creative expression and protest. Iconoclasm
is transformative, creating entirely new objects or meanings through
alterations to existing artworks. Charged with symbolism, these remains
testify to a history of reception, offering clues about the life and
afterlife of an object. To a certain extent, all radical changes in
cultural production can be described as iconoclastic.

Applicants are encouraged to adopt a broad approach to the theme by
addressing topics such as religious and political iconoclasm,
protection of cultural heritage, use of spolia, damnatio memoriae,
street art, graffiti, performance art, or activism.

investigates the political, intellectual, religious, and artistic
relations between Persia, Greece, and Rome from the ninth century BC to
AD 651. Reaching from the borders of Greece to India, the Persian
Empire was viewed by the Greeks as a vastly wealthy and powerful rival
and often as an existential threat. The rise of the Roman Empire as a
world power quickly brought it, too, into conflict with Persia, despite
the common trade that flowed through their territories.

The 2017/2018 scholar year is the first of two terms that will be
devoted to this theme. Priority will be given to research projects that
are cross-cultural and interdisciplinary, and that utilize a wide range
of archaeological, textual, and other evidence.

How to Apply: Detailed eligibility requirements and application guidelines are
available online at:
For more information about each theme please visit:
Please address inquiries via email to: