Application is now open for the Clark Art Institute Fellowship. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.
About Clark Art Institute and Fellowship
In Williamstown, Massachusetts, the United States, there is a research institute and art museum known as the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute or the Clark. Its collection spans the fourteenth to the early twentieth centuries and includes European and American paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photos, and decorative arts. Three art museums may be found in the Berkshires: The Clark, Williams College Museum of Art, and Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA).
The Clark Fellowship is open to all international students who want to do postdoctoral research at the Clark Art Institute USA in the 2024–2025 academic year. Between eleven and sixteen scholarships are offered by Clark each year, the majority of which are awarded for a single academic semester and have terms of one to ten months.
International scholars, critics, curators, and museum professionals are invited to recommend projects that further the school’s knowledge of the visual arts and their cultural value. The Institute has a sizable art history library, a public art gallery, and a wide range of academic and research endeavors. Clark is a center for debates on the nature and history of art on a global scale.
Details about Clark Art Institute Fellowship:
Scholarship Sponsor: Clark Art Institute, USA
Scholarship Value: $30,000
Number of Awards: Varies
Study level: Fellowship
Host Institution(s): Clark Art Institute, USA
Focus Areas: History, Visual Culture, Theory, Interpretation
Clark Art Institute Fellowships are awarded based on need and income, up to a maximum of $30,000 per semester. On a case-by-case basis, the Internal Revenue Service will take Fellows’ tax responsibility to the United States government into consideration in line with its tax laws. For the scholar and any accompanying family members, travel expenses to and from Clark will be covered.
Typically, fellows are given an apartment in a freshly renovated and extended late 19th-century home located across the street from the Clark campus. Six units range in size from one to two bedrooms and have extra shared areas. Clark’s computer network is connected to each fully equipped flat. Except for long-distance phones, Clark will provide housing and amenities. The Scholars’ Residence is an animal-free environment. No smoking is permitted inside any Clark buildings.
Fellows have access to a private office in the Manton Research Center, which is available from 8 am to 11 pm (with earlier closing times on weekends). Computers and IT assistance will be provided upon request.
Clark Art Institute Fellowship – Eligibility Criteria
Applicants are advised to meet the following conditions to be eligible for the Clark Art Institute Fellowship:
- English is a required language.
- All nations in the world are eligible.
- They could have backgrounds in academia, museums, or other fields of business.
- Candidates must have a Ph.D. or provide proof of similar professional experience.
- They may work full- or part-time jobs, or they could be freelance researchers, curators, or critics.
- Outstanding writing abilities.
- The capacity to do independent empirical research, as well as the capacity to conduct qualitative research (such as carrying out interviews and qualitative analysis) and, ideally, quantitative research as well, are all examples of excellent research talents.
Application Procedure for Clark Art Institute Fellowship
Please adhere to the procedures below to apply for this fellowship:
- Fill out the application form and follow the process.
- Upload a 500-character summary of the project you’re proposing.
Note: Your referees’ contact information (please note that they must write a one-page letter to RAP@clarkart.edu). Please send an email to RAP@clarkart.edu if you need any help or have any queries. You can also visit the official website for further details.
The Application Deadline is: October 15, 2023.