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Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships for Innovative Research Projects, 2019

The new Musée Du Quai Branly(Quai Branly Museum) is inviting applications for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships for Innovative Research Projects. Doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships to support Ph.D. candidates and early career scholars in pursuing innovative research projects.

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Course Level: The musée du quai Branly offers every year doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships to support Ph.D. candidates and early career scholars in pursuing innovative research projects.

Study Subject: The academic fields concerned are: anthropology, ethnomusicology, art history, history, archaeology, sociology, performance studies. The research topics concerned are: Western and non-Western arts, material and immaterial heritage, museum institutions and their collections, technology, ritual performance and material culture.

Award:

  • The doctoral fellowships are limited to a period of 12 months (non-renewable), from October the 1st to September the 30th of each year. They consist in a monthly allowance which in 2019 will be of 1300 €net and will be awarded after assessment and selection of the applications by the Museum’s Scientific Committee. No condition of nationality applies.
  • The postdoctoral fellowships are limited to a period of 12 months (non-renewable), from October the 1st to September the 30th of each year. They consist in a monthly wage of 2 111,09 € gross in 2019.

The award can be taken in France or abroad (During the year of their fellowship, the laureates will present in the museum’s Research and Higher Education Department’s internal seminar a scientific paper intended for later publication. They will be required to deliver a detailed report to the museum’s research department at the end of the fellowship).

Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this fellowship:-

Doctoral Fellowships: Three doctoral fellowships are offered to support PhD candidates in completing their dissertation; candidates must be at least in the third year (post-fieldwork writing stage) of their doctoral program during the academic year 2017-2018 (in a university in France or abroad). This fellowship scheme is not designed to fund fieldwork or archival research. It specifically concerns doctoral studies on non-Western topics and field sites.

Postdoctoral Fellowships: Applicants may apply for this scheme for up to 5 years after having been awarded their doctoral degree that is after the 1st of January 2012. In order to apply for the postdoctoral fellowships, the candidate’s PhD thesis must be submitted at the latest by the end of 2017. No condition of nationality applies.

Nationality: Citizens of any nationality can apply for these fellowships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Candidates must be at least in the third year (post-fieldwork writing stage) of their doctoral program during the academic year 2019-2020 (in a university in France or abroad). In order to apply for the postdoctoral fellowships, the candidate’s Ph.D. thesis must be submitted at the latest by the end of 2019.

English language Requirements: Since the language of instruction at French universities and colleges is French, applicants are required to prove their level of command of the French language. If they are enrolling in the first or second year of a study program at the university in France, applicants must prove they have the adequate level of knowledge of French by either passing a language test or by obtaining a degree in French. If they are applying for studies at a Grande École, or they intend to study in the third year of a study program or plan to enroll in a master’s or PhD program, they will have to check the French language requirement with their school in France since it varies depending on the study program. In general, applicants are expected to have a level of command of the French language corresponding to B1/B2 in the European Language Passport.

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How to Apply: To be registered, the complete application folder must be sent electronically and by post.

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Application Deadline: The applications deadline is Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 at 12 PM

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