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Byzantine Summer School in Thessaloniki: Announcement of 40 Scholarships


 The Municipality of Thessaloniki and the Centre for Byzantine, Modern Greek and South-Eastern European Studies of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris), in collaboration with the Museum of Byzantine Civilization of Thessaloniki and the Ministry of Education and Cults, of Culture and Sports of the Hellenic Republic, have organized a series of courses (in English and French) as part of a summer school on the topic Saints and Sinners in Byzantium to be held at Thessaloniki the 30 June-12 July 2014.



To enable students to participate in the courses, the organizers are offering 40 scholarships, covering the following costs
1) Accommodation in Thessaloniki (hotel and half-board)
2) Participation in the course
3) Excursions
In exceptional cases aid may be given for costs of transport, depending on resources.

Applicants for such aid should make a special request addressed to Centre for Byzantine, Modern Greek and South-Eastern European Studies of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris) for this providing reasons which prevent them from paying for transport.
At the end of the course, certificates of participation will be issued to students, equivalent to 12 ECTS for students enrolled in the Master’s program at the EHESS.


Those eligible
a) Students enrolled in a Master’s programm (Metaptychiako, Laurea specialistica …)
b) Doctoral students
c) Students enrolling in Master’s or doctoral programms in 2014 (letter from supervisor required)

The students must understand both languages of the Summer School (French/English)


Before 16th  March 2014 : Email to be sent by applicants stating their intention to apply to the secretariat of the Summer School : byzance@ehess.fr
In the subject line: Scholarship – Summer School in Thessaloniki

Before 30th March 2014 : Applications to be sent by email to byzance@ehess.fr


1) Covering letter
2) Curriculum studiorum indicating clearly studies already completed, research activity and field of research
3) A letter of recommendation from the student’s director of studies (which can be sent separately by the professor, to the address byzance@ehess.fr : in the subject line Scholarship – Summer School in Thessaloniki followed by the name of the student).
4) Other documents the candidate considers useful in support of his application.
5) In the event that applicants request exceptional aid for transport, they should include a letter to this effect together with documents attesting to their need for such aid.
N.B. : for practical reasons, applicants are kindly requested  not to wait the last day to send their application and their dossier 


BAA: Ochs Scholarship 2014


The Ochs Scholarship was established in 1994 from a bequest by Maud Lillian Ochs, and is awarded annually for research projects which fall within the Association’s fields of interest. These are defined as the study of archaeology, art and architecture from the Roman period until the nineteenth century, principally within Europe.

Applications are invited from students who are completing theses for post-graduate degrees and who have access to no other sources of funding. It must be demonstrated that the award of an Ochs Scholarship will enable a thesis to be completed satisfactorily within the period of the Scholarship. Applications where a substantial amount of fieldwork remains to be done are unlikely to succeed. A scholarship is awarded for one year only and is not renewable. It can be taken at any point between May and October, 2014 – so theses or dissertations with planned submission dates of October, 2015 or earlier are admissible.

Applications are also invited from scholars unattached to universities. Their personal circumstances should be such as to prevent the completion of their research unless supported by a scholarship of this kind. Applications simply for publishing costs, or for the writing up and publication of existing research which has been funded by another body may also be considered, but only in the event of their being few claims on funds from scholars applying to complete research work. Applications of this kind must also demonstrate that no other body could reasonably be expected to finance writing up. Projects should be capable of completion within the period of the scholarship which, in this category, may be less than one year.

Deadline for applications is 1 February, 2014. For further information visit the website.

Job: Research Post on Warburg’s Legacy and the Future of Iconology

Job: Research Post, Bilderfahrzeuge: Warburg’s Legacy and the Future of Iconology
Warburg Institute, London
Deadline: Tuesday 26 November.

wblogoThe German Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, which unites art and cultural historical Institutes in France, Germany, Great Britain and Italy, invites applications for several full-time research posts (in principle post-doctoral) based at the Warburg Institute in London for five years from February 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The objective of this project is to explore the migration of images, objects, ideas and texts in a broad historical and geographical context. The aim shall be a contribution to the history of images which is based on Aby Warburg’s approach and method, rethinking them in the light of new interdisciplinary, international scholarship. The project will reconstruct and develop a rich scholarly approach which addresses the distinctiveness of images while also studying the language in which ideas about transfers between cultures (including ideas about images) are expressed.

Research staff in London will contribute particularly to the overall project of studying the ways in which images and ideas are transferred between cultures and to the project of investigating the role of rhetoric in understanding images, ideas and intercultural relations. Research staff will conduct their own research and contribute to the larger projects. We are particularly interested in applicants with high level research skills in art history, trade between Europe and the Orient, prints and other portable images, rhetoric, anthropology and comparative religion. Applicants will be expected to have a good knowledge of the languages relevant to their field of study and a good speaking and reading knowledge of German and English.

Post-holders will be employed by the Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte in Paris and paid on German government research scales according to their skills and experience. For qualified applicants residing in Germany this may include international German subsidy. Place of work is

Applications should include:
A letter of application indicating candidates’ interests in and suitability for the projects of the
research group; a curriculum vitae and publications list; the names of three referees;  a writing sample of around 5,000 words of published or unpublished research.

Completed applications must be submitted by Tuesday 26 November.

Interviews may be held in London on Saturday 14 or Sunday 15 December, 2013.

Please send your application to:
Andreas Beyer, Director
Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte,
Max Weber Stiftung
45, rue des Petits Champs
F – 75001 Paris

Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellowship 2014-16 (New York)

Bellini,_Giovanni_~_St_Francis_in_the_Desert,_c1480,_Tempera_and_oil_on_panel_Frick_Collection,_New_YorkThe Frick Collection, September 1, 2014 – August 31, 2016
Application deadline: Jan 17, 2014

Position Summary:
The Frick Collection is pleased to announce the availability of a two-year predoctoral fellowship for an outstanding doctoral candidate who wishes to pursue a curatorial career in an art museum. The fellowship will offer invaluable curatorial training and will provide the scholarly and financial resources required for completing the doctoral dissertation. Internationally renowned for its exceptional collection of Western European art from the early Renaissance through the end of the nineteenth century, The Frick Collection, complemented by the equally significant resources of the Frick Art Reference Library, offers a unique opportunity for object-based research. The fellowship is best suited to a student working on a dissertation that
pertains to one of the major strengths of the Collection and Library. The Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellow will have an opportunity to work with curatorial and educational staff on research for special exhibitions and on the permanent collection. Other curatorial training
responsibilities include participation in the organization of the annual Symposium on the History of Art, a two-day event co-sponsored with the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; the preparation, in coordination with a curator, of a focus exhibition around a work of art in the Collection; and participation in the daily administrative routines of a small museum. The Fellow will have a place of study, access to the collections and library, as well as introductions to New York City museums and libraries. Frick curators and conservation staff
will be available for consultation on the dissertation. The Fellow will be expected to give a public lecture on his or her topic. The Fellow will divide his or her time between the completion of the dissertation and activities in the curatorial department.

Qualifications and Application Process:
Applicants must be within the final two years of completing their dissertations. The Fellow will receive a stipend of $36,250 per year and a travel allowance. The term will begin in September 2014 and conclude in August 2016.

Applications must include the following materials:
•    A cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in the fellowship and his or her status in the Ph.D. program. The letter should include a home address, phone number, and email address.
•    An abstract, not to exceed three typed pages double-spaced, describing the applicant’s area of research.
•    A complete curriculum vitae of education, employment, honors, awards, and publications.
•    A copy of a published paper or a writing sample.
•    Three letters of recommendation (academic and professional).

Please submit application materials to pouletfellowship@frick.org.

Letters of recommendation should be sent to this address directly from recommenders.  PDFs of signed letters on university or business stationary are preferred.

The application deadline for the fellowship is January 17, 2014. Finalists will be interviewed. The Frick Collection plans to make the appointment in early April.

Benefits in Employment with The Frick Collection:
The Anne L. Poulet fellow is considered a fulltime temporary employee for the duration of his/her fellowship and may access all benefits associated with fulltime employment status.  Such as eligibility to participate in group life, health, and dental insurance plans. Employees contribute to the cost of their health insurance based on income level and the type of coverage they select.  Other benefits include:  short and long term disability insurance; employee
contributed tax deferred annuity; flexible spending plans for health, dependent care and commuting costs; 13 paid holidays; and accrual of 12 vacation days the first year of employment (25 days second year). Additionally, The Frick Collection provides a dining service for all employees and volunteers.

The Frick Collection is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Collection does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates
of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

Scholarships and Grants: Upcoming Deadlines

Some upcoming deadlines for scholarships and grants (see also our page on Funding for further information):

AHGB: Awards for Publication and Research
The Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britian offers a number of small grants, twice annually, to support research in architectural history, in either of the two categories of Publication and Education.
Next Deadline: 31 October 2013 

The Juan Facunda Riaño Essay Medal
ARTES, in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain,  awards an annual essay medal to the author of the best art-historical essay on a Hispanic theme. The winner is awarded a cash prize of £400, a year’s free membership to ARTES, and the winning essays are considered for publication in the annual visual arts issue of Hispanic Research Journal.
Next Deadline: 1 November 2013

The John Fleming Travel Grant 2014
The Award is given by the Association of Art Historians and is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students studying art, art history or architecture. Its purpose is to enable students to travel as means of assisting or futhering their research.
Next Deadline: 1 December 2013

The Reginald Taylor and Lord Fletcher Essay Prize
This prize is awarded biennially by the British Archaeological Association, and is open to competition for the best essay submitted on any subject within the Association’s areas of interest. The winning essay may be read at a meeting and published in the journal.
Next Deadline: 1 December 2013

Postgraduate Student Bursary Fund: Conference
Through this fund, the Society for Italian studies facilitates attendence at UK and ROI conferences which are not directly funded by the Society for Italian Studies. Bursaries are normally available for students giving a conference paper, but individual circumstances will be considered.
Next Deadline: 15 December 2013

Ochs Scholarship
The British Archaeological Association awards this scholarship annually for research projects which are within the Association’s field of interest. Applications are invited from students who are completing theses for post-graduate degrees and who have no access to other sources of funding.
Next Deadline: 1 February 2014

The Anglo-Spanish Society Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to United Kingdom or Spanish nationals at postgraduate level that have some connection with bilateral links and relationships between the United Kingdom and Spain in any field of academic interest.
Next Deadline: 31 January 2013 

Giles Worsley Travel Fellowship
The Travel Fellowship, awarded by the British School at Rome, offers architects and architectural historians the opportunity to be immersed in Rome and Italy’s rich architectural heritage for three months.
Next Deadline: 15 February 2014

Il Circolo
The Italian Cultural Association in London grants financial support to several categories of undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers to pursue their studies.
Next Deadline: 28 February 2014