2022 Fellowship Opportunities at the National Museum of Asian Art
|Location:||District of Columbia, United States|
The National Museum of Asian Art is pleased to announce we are accepting applications for two short-term fellowship opportunities: the ARIAH East Asia Fellowship and the Anne van Biema Fellowship. Details and updated deadlines can be found below. For more information or to submit application materials, please email our Scholarly Programs and Publications Department at: AsiaScholarlyProgram@si.edu
ARIAH East Asia Fellowship
The Association of Research Institutes in Art History (ARIAH) is a consortium of museums and research centers based in North America. ARIAH’s goal is to promote scholarship in art history and to foster intellectual exchange among art historians from different parts of the world. In pursuit of that goal, ARIAH has established a fellowship program that will enable scholars based in countries in East Asia to conduct research in the United States. Funding for this ARIAH East Asia Fellowship comes from the Getty Foundation.
The ARIAH East Asia Fellowship offers a short-term fellowship at the National Museum of Asian Art in Washington, DC. During the fellowship, scholars can visit and conduct research at other institutions. The fellowship should take place between June 1-December 31, 2022.
The fellowship provides a stipend of $6,500, which includes allowances for the cost of international travel, lodging and other living expenses, health insurance, and research travel within North America. The fellow will also be eligible for complimentary housing courtesy of the Center for the Advanced Study of the Visual Arts (the Center) at the National Gallery of Art.
The fellowship is open to scholars based in East Asia working in any area related to the National Museum of Asian Art’s collections and library. Applicants should hold an advanced degree and/or demonstrate a record of scholarly achievement.
Candidates may be affiliated with research institutes, universities, or museums, or be working independently. Preference will be given to early and mid-career professionals and to those who have not had significant opportunity to study in North America or Europe. Specialists in all fields related to the visual arts are encouraged to apply and will be asked to identify their preferred host institute.
If necessary, the Smithsonian will review the individual for participation in an Exchange Visitor Program and will support the individual, if eligible, in their application for a J-1 visa.
Fellowships are awarded through a competitive application process. Applications must include:
- Research proposal (two pages maximum) detailing research questions, the work’s relationship to the Freer and Sackler collections (including the library and archives), and the importance of the work in relation to both the broader discipline and your own scholarly goals
- Project timeline and budget (not to exceed $6,500)
- Curriculum vitae (CV)
- Name and contact information of two references
A small number of finalists will be invited to participate in Zoom interviews. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2022.
Anne van Biema Fellowship
The Anne van Biema Fellowship is intended to provide an environment conducive to research, writing, and collegial discourse on the Japanese visual arts. Fellows are expected to devote themselves full-time to the proposed project, to participate in the museum’s scholarly community and programs, and to present a research-in-progress seminar during the period of the appointment.
For the 2022 cycle, we are accepting applications for up to four-month tenures. The maximum stipend is $20,000 plus allowances for travel. Fellow are not required to reside in Washington, DC for the entire fellowship period.
The deadline for applications is February 15, 2022.
For more information and details on the application requirements, please visit: https://asia.si.edu/research/fellowships-internships/anne-van-biema/
Scholarly Programs and Publications, National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution
|Primary Category:||Art / Art History
|Secondary Categories:||East Asian History / Studies