Grants

Grants

DFK Paris’s extensive scholarship program enables art historians in the qualification phase to conduct research in France and to exchange their topics with the DFK team of researchers. The DFK Paris offers every year annual grants and also short-term research grants for three months.

 

Annual Grants

The German Center for Art History (DFK Paris) awards several annual grants (from September 2022 to August 2023) within a specific thematic framework, which will be announced in February. 

The grants are mainly geared toward PhD and postdoctoral students in art history whose research projects are related to the annual theme. The call for proposals will be announced internationally via the customary digital outlets. The scholarship is open to international applicants. Selections are made by the DFK Paris.

The financial aid usually consists of a monthly stipend of €1,700. Grant recipients also receive expertise on institutions and research and may use the institute’s facilities. Please send your complete application (ca. 3 pages, including a brief project description, schedule and information on sources), CV and a letter of recommendation in one single PDF document.

Applications should be sent to:

stipendien@dfk-paris.org

Applications can be submitted until April of each year, further information.

 

Research Grants (3 months)

The German Center for Art History (DFK Par­is) offers three months grants for research projects that require travel to France because of the location of primary and/or secondary sources. These grants are aimed at PhD and postdoctoral students. A thematic link with the research projects of the DFK Paris is also possible. The scholarship is open to international applicants. Selections are made by the DFK Paris.

The financial aid usually consists of a monthly stipend of €1,700. Grant recipients also receive expertise on institutions and research and may use the institute’s facilities. Please send your application with a cover letter, a CV, including a project description, timetable and sources (3 pages maximum) in one single PDF document to the DFK Paris. The selection commitee is meeting three times per year.

Applications can be submitted before January 15, May 15 and September 15.

Applications should be sent to:

stipendien@dfk-paris.org

 

Research Grant DFK Paris | INHA

The Institut national d'histoire de l'art and the German Centre for Art History (Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte - DFK Paris) are jointly awarding a scholarship to study the history of the art market in France during the German occupation. This scholarship is intended for art history researchers wishing to conduct original research on the history of the art market in France between 1940 and 1944. This fellowship is intended for art history researchers in training and early career (doctoral students, postdoctoral students) without nationality restriction wishing to conduct original research on the history of the art market in France between 1940 and 1944. 

The selection committee meets once a year (usually in spring) to nominate the candidate.

For further information and detailed application modalities, please consult the document opposite.

 

Paris x Rome Fellowship

The German Center for Art History (DFK Paris) – Institute of the Max Weber Foundation and the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte jointly offer a six-month research grant allowing fellows to spend three months each in the archives and/ or libraries of Rome and Paris, exchange ideas with the institutes’ researchers, and investigate transnational, art-historical perspectives in France and Italy. At the Bibliotheca Hertziana, the fellowship ties in with the “Rome Contemporary” initiative and research group, examining the art of the modern and contemporary period in Rome; at the DFK Paris with the research areas of Transculturality and Mobility as well as History of Institutions and Sciences.

Applications can be submitted by July 31 of each year.

For further information, please open the document opposite.

 

Research Fellowship DFK Paris / Casa de Velázquez/ MIAS Madrid


The German Center for Art History (DFK Paris), the Casa de Velázquez and the Madrid Institute for Advanced Study (MIAS) grant a joint fellowship for a research stay of six consecutive months that will be divided between Paris (three months) and Madrid (three months) in order to develop a post-doctoral research project in the field of art history (Latin America, 20th and 21st centuries).


Applications can be submitted until November 30 of each year, at the following address: stipendien@dfk-paris.org

For further information, please click here.

 

Gerald D. Feldman Travel Grants

Once a year, supported by the Peters Beer Foundation as well as the Marga und Kurt Möllgaard Foundation, both part of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (Donors’ Association for the Promotion of Humanities and Sciences in Germany), the Max Weber Foundation (MWS) confers Gerald D. Feldman Travel Grants to young academics with an international focus.
The travel grants are meant to improve the career opportunities for humanities and social science academics in their qualification phase. The scientists conduct a self-chosen research project in at least two and at most three host countries which are home to MWS institutes and branches or at the Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History. The total term of funding shall not exceed three months. Placements (at most one month per host country, shorter stays are possible) are to be used for research, especially in libraries and archives. Academics are expected to produce transnational and transregional studies, providing research with new and original ideas.

Further information and contact:

feldman@maxweberstiftung.de https://www.maxweberstiftung.de/en/foerderung/gerald-d-feldman-travel-grants.html
The deadline for applications is every year at the beginning of October.

 

Grant Conditions

The DFK Paris’s grant conditions outlines the center’s funding application parameters. These include the general objective, application requirements, selection of scholarship recipients, grant amounts and disbursement, but also obligations, revocation, and reimbursement.