Visiting Senior Fellowship Program, 2012-2013
Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington
Deadline: March 21, 2012
The 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. Visiting senior fellows are provided with studies. Those who relocate to Washington will be provided with housing in apartments near the Gallery, subject to availability. They have access to the notable resources represented by the collections, the library, and the photographic archives 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.
Fields of Study
Applications will be considered for 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. Applications are also solicited from scholars in other disciplines whose work examines artifacts or has implications for the analysis, interpretation, and criticism of visual form.
Qualifications and Selection
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.
The Center awards up to twelve short-term (up to 60 days) Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellowships annually. Stipends for two-month fellowships range from $6,000 to $8,000, depending on relocation requirements.
The Center will consider appointment of associates who have obtained awards for full-time research from granting institutions other than their home institutions and would like to be affiliated with the Center. Appointments to associate status will be considered for periods of up to 60 days. Qualifications and selection for associate status are the same as those for visiting senior fellows.
Candidates for visiting senior fellowships must submit an application that includes a proposal and copies 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 fellowships may not be postponed or renewed.
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. The application deadlines and award periods are as follows:
Visiting Senior Fellowships and Associate Appointments
Award period: September 1, 2012-February 28, 2013
Deadline: March 21, 2012