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Clark Art Institute Fellowships (Williamstown, MA)

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Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA
Application deadline: Oct 15, 2018

The Clark Art Institute’s Research and Academic Program (RAP) awards funded residential fellowships to national and international scholars, critics, and curators of exceptional promise and accomplishment. Proposed research projects should display a critical commitment to innovative inquiry in the history, theory, and interpretation of art and visual culture.

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Scholarships and Fellowships: Two PhD Positions: Alchemy in the Making: From ancient Babylonia via Graeco-Roman Egypt into the Byzantine, Syriac and Arabic traditions (1500 BCE -1000 AD), University of Bologna (Deadline 14th May 2018)

Two PhD positions (3 years each) are available at the University of Bologna (Department of Philosophy and Communication studies) within the ERC project (Consolidator Grant): “Alchemy in the Making: From ancient Babylonia via Graeco-Roman Egypt into the Byzantine, Syriac and Arabic traditions (1500 BCE -1000 AD)”, Acronym: AlchemEast.

The AlchemEast project is devoted to the study of alchemical theories and practices as they appeared and developed in distinct, albeit contiguous (both chronologically and geographically) areas: Graeco-Roman Egypt, Byzantium, and the Near East, from Ancient Babylonian Times to the early Islamic Period. Applicants are expected to propose research projects dealing with the ancient alchemical tradition.

Proposals may focus on the analysis of a specific set of primary sources — depending on the historical period on which the applicant prefers to focus on, primary sources may include alchemical writings in Akkadian, Greek, Syriac or Arabic. The proposals may also focus on a wider and cross-cutting analysis of topics connected to important issues pertaining to the ancient alchemical science and its relations with close fields, such as natural philosophy and medicine.

The doctoral research shall result either in editions and translations of ancient alchemical writings or in monographs focused on central issues of the ancient history of alchemy.

The two scholarships are part of the PhD programme: “Philosophy, Science, Cognition and Semiotics”


By following the link “PHD PROGRAMME TABLE” (at the top of the webpage), you will find the full description of the programme, with reference to the 2 scholarships specifically linked to the AlchemEast project.

Please visit the following webpage in order to apply (or for further information about the call):


For any doubt or question, please do not hesitate to e-mail: matteo.martelli@unibo.it




Fellowships: RCAC Fellowships (Istanbul, 2015-2016)

RCAC Fellowships (Istanbul, 2015-16)

kocThe Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations aims to develop and facilitate research projects that are dedicated to the history, art, architecture and archaeology of civilizations in Turkey and to take a leading role in investigating and preserving Turkey’s cultural heritage by supporting the work of outstanding senior scholars and promising junior scholars and by bringing together persons working in a range of disciplines dealing with the cultural heritage and history of Turkey. Fellowships, which include accommodation, travel, and stipend are as follows:

  1. RCAC Residential and Non-Residential Fellowships (Approximately 10 Ph.D. Candidates and 10 scholars with Ph.D. to spend the 2015-2016 academic year in Istanbul at RCAC)
  2. Villa I-Tatti Joint Fellowship with Harvard University (1 Junior or 1 Senior Fellowship )
  3. BIAA – RCAC Fellowship in Cultural Heritage Management (1 junior or 1 senior Fellowship )
  4. KHI – RCAC Fellowship (1 junior or 1 senior Fellowship )
  5. Kaplan Fellowships in Archaeological Site Management (1 Junior or 1 Senior Fellowship)

To learn more about the fellowships, please visit the website http://rcac.ku.edu.tr

Located in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations is near to the libraries of the French, German, Swedish, and Dutch Institutes and other scholarly facilities in Istanbul. RCAC fellows are expected to devote themselves full time to their research projects and must be proficient in English, which is the language of instruction at Koç University. Applications from scholars of all nationalities are encouraged.


Fellowships: Morgan Museum & Library (New York, 2015-16)

1. Drawing Institute Morgan-Menil Fellowship 2015-16
2. Drawing Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship 2015-16
3. Drawing Institute Samuel H. Kress Predoctoral Fellowship 2015-16
New York, 2015-16
Deadline: 10 November 2014


1. Drawing Institute Morgan-Menil Fellowship 2015-16
The Drawing Institute and the Menil Drawing Institute, Houston, will award one postdoctoral fellowship of four to six months to support research projects on some aspect of the history, theory, interpretation, or cultural meaning of drawing throughout the history of art. Preference will be given to projects that would benefit from the resources of the Morgan Library & Museum and the Menil Collection.

The Morgan-Menil Fellow is expected to spend part of the fellowship period in residence at the Morgan Library & Museum and another part at the Menil Collection. The Fellow will make an informal presentation on her/his research during the time of the fellowship at both institutions.

For further information, and to apply, see:

2. Drawing Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship 2015-16
The Drawing Institute will award one nine-month, Postdoctoral Fellowship to a scholar in the first decade of their career following the completion of the Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree. The Postdoctoral Fellowship supports work on an independent research project relating to some aspect of the history, theory, collecting, function or interpretation of old master and/or modern drawings.

The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to spend the majority of her/his fellowship period in residence at the Morgan Library & Museum. The Fellow is expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of the Morgan and assist in the organization and implementation of Drawing Institute programs during their tenure.

The Fellow will present progress reports on his/her research after the first four months and again at the conclusion of the fellowship.

For further information, and to apply, see:

3. Drawing Institute Samuel H. Kress Predoctoral Fellowship 2015-16
The Drawing Institute will award one Samuel H. Kress Predoctoral Fellowship to an advanced-level graduate student who has completed all course work and exams and is currently engaged in carrying out research leading to the completion of a doctoral dissertation in the history of art, some component of which pertains to the history, theory, collecting, function or interpretation of old master and/or modern drawings.

The Samuel H. Kress Predoctoral Fellow is expected to spend the majority of her/his fellowship period in residence at the Morgan Library & Museum. The Fellow is expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of the Morgan and assist in the organization and implementation of Drawing Institute programs during their tenure.

The Fellow will present a progress report on his/her research at the conclusion of the fellowship.

For further information, and to apply, see:

Fellowships: Newberry Library Fellowship Program 2015-16 (Chicago, IL)

Newberry Library Fellowship Program 2015-16 (Chicago, IL)
Deadline Long-Term Fellowship: 1 December 2014
Deadline Short-Term Fellowship: 15 January 2015

New-Roof-9-10-08Newberry fellowships provide support to researchers who wish to use our collection. We promise you intriguing and often rare materials; a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations on your research with staff curators, librarians, and other scholars; and an array of both scholarly and public programs.

Applicants may apply for both Long- and Short-Term fellowships within one academic year. All applicants are strongly encouraged to consult the Newberry’s online catalog and collection guides before applying.

We are now accepting applications for the 2015-16 academic year.
For more information, visit our website: www.newberry.org/fellowships

Long-Term Fellowships
Long-Term Fellowships are intended to support individual scholarly research and promote serious intellectual exchange through active participation in the Newberry’s scholarly activities. Applicants must hold a PhD at the time of application in order to eligible. Applicants may apply for 4 to 12 months of support, with a stipend of $4,200 per month.
Deadline 1 December 2014

Short-Term Fellowships
Short-Term Fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars, PhD candidates, and those who hold other terminal degrees. Most fellowships are restricted to scholars who live and work outside the Chicago Metro area. Short-Term Fellowships are generally awarded for one continuous month in residence at the Newberry, with stipends of $2,500 per month. Applicants must demonstrate a specific need for the Newberry’s collection.
Deadline 15 January 2015

For more information, including a list of available Short-Term Fellowships, please visit www.newberry.org/short-term-fellowships.

Grants and Fellowships: 2015-2016 Getty Residential Grants (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Grants and Fellowships:
2015-2016 Getty Residential Grants
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Deadline: 3 November 2014

The Getty Research Institute and the Getty Villa invite proposals for the 2015–2016 academic year residential grants and fellowships.

Getty_Center_-_Getty_Research_Institute_(South_part)The Getty Research Institute theme, “Art and Materiality,” aims to explore how the art object and its materiality have enhanced the study of art history. Scholars, working with conservators and scientists, are gaining insight into the process of art making from raw material to finished object, as well as the strategic deployment of materials both for their aesthetic qualities and for their power to signify. The Getty Research Institute seeks proposals from scholars and fellows on these and other issues related to the materiality of art.

The Getty Villa theme, “The Classical World in Context: Egypt,” will focus on relations between the cultures of the classical world and Egypt from prehistory to the coming of Islam. Through trade, warfare, diplomacy, and other methods of exchange, these civilizations had a crucial, and often reciprocal, impact on cultural trajectories in both spheres. Priority will be given to research projects that are cross-cultural and interdisciplinary, utilizing a wide range of archaeological, textual, anthropological, and other evidence.

Deadline: November 3, 2014.

The Getty Scholars Program strongly encourages to share this information with colleagues.

Detailed application guidelines are available online at:

For more information about each theme please visit:

Please address inquiries to:
Phone: (310) 440-7374
E-mail: researchgrants@getty.edu

Fellowship: I Tatti – RCAC Joint Fellowship (Florence and Istanbul 2015/2016)

I Tatti – RCAC Joint Fellowship
Florence and Istanbul 2015
Deadline: 15 January 2015

Villa I Tatti – The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies (VIT, in Florence) and the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations of Koç University (RCAC, in Istanbul) offer a joint, one-year fellowship. Scholars will spend the Fall semester at one center, and the Spring semester at the other. Here they will carry out projects that represent advanced research in any aspect of the interaction between Italy and the Byzantine or the Ottoman Empire (ca. 1300 to ca. 1700). Subjects covered include art, architecture, archaeology, history, literature, material culture, music, philosophy, religion, and science.

Applications will be available mid-September; the deadline for submission is 15 January 2015.

suleimanThe “I Tatti – RCAC Joint Fellowship” will be awarded at one of two levels: one junior fellowship, for advanced doctoral candidates who are writing their PhD dissertation; or one senior fellowship, for candidates who have received a PhD within a decade of the year of application. (For senior fellowships, PhD certificates must bear a date between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2013, inclusive.) Candidates must be conversant in English and have at least a reading knowledge of Italian. They must have a solid background in Italian Renaissance and Byzantine or Ottoman Studies. Fellows may not take on any other obligations such as teaching positions, even part-time ones, during any part of their Fellowship term. Each successful candidate must be approved by both RCAC and VIT. Priority will be given to applicants with no previous association with VIT or RCAC.  Renewals, repeats, or deferments of this Fellowship are not granted. The Fellowship period will be one academic year, which will be spent as one term at VIT and one term at RCAC. The dates of the fall and spring semesters differ at the two institutions (see below), and successful candidates can express a preference for spending the Fall semester in Florence or Istanbul. During both semesters, it must be possible for Fellows to carry out most of their research with the resources available in the city where they are resident.

Details relating to I Tatti:

  •  The dates of the Fall semester are July 1 – December 31 (Fellows required to begin work by September 1), and the dates of the Spring semester are February 1 – June 30.
  • Fellows are expected to spend at least three days a week at the Villa and are required to live in Florence or the surrounding area, but are welcome to take occasional research trips to other cities.
  • Fellows are offered a reserved carrel in the Biblioteca Berenson, or, when available, a study, lunch on weekdays (not extended to spouses), and various other privileges.
  • The stipend is USD 4,000 per month for senior Fellows, and USD 3000 for junior Fellows, plus a one-time supplement (maximum, USD 1,500) towards relocation expenses. When possible, a one-bedroom apartment will be set aside for the Fellow’s use, rent free, but with charges for utilities. If an apartment is not available, USD 1000 per month will be offered to help offset rental costs.
  • The Fellow is responsible for obtaining a visa, permesso di soggiorno, and health coverage (and, if appropriate, for accompanying family members).  The Fellow must determine if a visa is required and, if necessary, obtain one before travel.
  • Scholars awarded this Fellowship can apply for other I Tatti fellowships only after a year has passed from the end of their sojourn.

Details relating to the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations:

  • The dates of the fall semester are September 15 – January 31, and the dates of the spring semester are February 1 – June 15.
  • Fellows are offered accommodation at the RCAC, with single rooms for fellows unless accompanied by spouse/partner for the period of the fellowship, in which case one of a limited number of larger two or three room suites will be assigned to the grantee; however children are not allowed to reside at the RCAC.
  • Fellows are offered a carrel in the study room, use of the RCAC and NIT Libraries, dinner 5 nights a week (Sunday – Thursday, accompanying spouse/partner may also join) except on university and national holidays.
  • The RCAC fellowship committee is composed of 4 KU faculty members from the Departments of History and of Archaeology and Art History.
  • Both categories of fellowship carry with them the cost of one round-trip ticket to Turkey and up to 1000 USD for travel of spouse accompanying the fellow during the period of his or her research.
  • Monthly stipend for the junior fellowship is the Turkish lira equivalent of USD 800 net per month with the Turkish lira equivalent of a USD 400 research budget. The senior fellowship carries with it a stipend of the Turkish lira equivalent of USD 1100 – 1500 net per month (the exact amount of the stipend will be decided by the Admissions Committee) with the Turkish lira equivalent of a USD 400 research budget.
  • The fellow will be a full part of the RCAC’s community of fellows and be able to take part in its active program of study trips, symposia and conferences.
  • A health insurance package will be offered; if the health insurance package offered by the RCAC is not acceptable to the fellow selected, then he or she will be granted a lump sum equivalent to the cost of the insurance package, to be applied to the continuation of his or her own preexistent policy.
  • KU will secure a Turkish residence permit allowing the fellow to reside legally at the RCAC. However, securing any additional research permits for work in museums, libraries, archives, and/or archeological sites in Turkey is the responsibility of the fellow.

For further information, see http://itatti.harvard.edu/research/fellowships/i-tatti-–-rcac-joint-fellowship