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CASVA Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellowship in USA, 2016-2017

The CASVA invites applications for visiting fellowship from scholars who have held the PhD for five years or more at the time of application, or who possess an equivalent record of professional accomplishment. The Center awards up to 12 short-term (up to 60 days) fellowships annually. Fellowships are for full-time research, and scholars are expected to reside in Washington and to participate in the activities of the Center throughout the fellowship period. The application deadline is March 21, 2016.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are intended to support research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, prints and drawings, film, photography, decorative arts, industrial design, and other arts) of any geographical area and of any period. Visiting senior fellowship applications are also solicited from scholars in other disciplines whose work examine artifacts or have implications for the analysis and criticism of visual form.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for full-time research and scholars are expected to reside in Washington and to participate in the activities of the Center throughout the fellowship period.
Scholarship Provider: The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, USA
Scholarship can be taken at: USA

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Eligibility: Visiting senior fellowships are intended for those who have held the PhD for five years or more at the time of application, or who possess an equivalent record of professional accomplishment. Individuals currently affiliated with the National Gallery of Art are not eligible for the visiting senior fellowship program. Visiting senior fellowships are awarded without regard to the age or nationality of applicants. Applications are reviewed by an external selection committee composed of scholars in the history of art and related disciplines. Outside readers may assist in the evaluation of proposals.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Citizens of any nationality can apply for these fellowships.

Scholarship Description: CASVA Paul Mellon fellowshipThe Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts announces its program for Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellowships. Fellowships are for full-time research, and scholars are expected to reside in Washington and to participate in the activities of the Center throughout the fellowship period. Lectures, colloquia, and informal discussions complement the fellowship program. Each visiting senior fellow is provided with a study. In addition, visiting senior fellows who relocate to Washington are provided with housing in apartments near the Gallery, subject to availability. Visiting senior fellows have access to the notable resources represented by the art collections, the library, and the image collections of the National Gallery of Art, as well as to the Library of Congress and other specialized research libraries and collections in the Washington area.

Number of award(s): The Center awards up to 12 short-term (up to 60 days) Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellowships annually.

Duration of award(s): Fellowships are awarded for the duration of two months (up to 60 days). Visiting senior fellows may receive awards in three consecutive years but thereafter must wait three years before reapplying to the Center.

What does it cover? Stipends for two-month fellowships range from $6,000 to $8,000, depending on relocation requirements, in addition to housing, as available.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Candidates for visiting senior fellowships must submit an online application that includes a proposal and a copy of one article or chapter of a book, to be submitted on or before the appropriate deadline. Two letters of recommendation in support of the application are required. Procedures for associate appointments are the same as those for the visiting senior fellowship program.
-Visiting senior fellows may receive awards in three consecutive years but thereafter must wait three years before reapplying to the Center. Individuals may not apply for other Center fellowships while an application is pending or once a fellowship has been awarded. Visiting senior fellowships may not be postponed or renewed.

Online Application

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is March 21, 2016 (Award period: September 1, 2016 – February 28, 2017).

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