Grants

Fellowships

The extensive fellowship program of the DFK Paris enables predoctoral and early career art historians to conduct their research in France and to discuss it in with the institute´s team of researchers. The DFK Paris offers a range of opportunities, from annual to flexible three-month fellowships.

 

Annual Fellowships

The German Center for Art History (DFK Paris) awards several annual grants (from October 2022 to September 2023) within the specific thematic framework “The Visible and the Speakable. The Languages of Art History”. 

The fellowships are primarily intended for doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers in the field of art history whose research projects are related to the institute´s annual theme. The fellowship is open to international applicants. Selections are made by the DFK Paris.

The financial aid usually consists of a monthly stipend of 1,750 euros starting September 2022 (plus a monthly contribution of 250 euros for material costs and, if applicable, achild supplement). The fellowship also includes a workspace at the DFK Paris, specialized advising, and infrastructural support, as well as use of the institute’s resources.

Further information.

 

Research Fellowships (3 months)

The DFK Par­is offers flexible three-month fellowships to support research proposals that, due to the relevant body of source material or literature, necessitate study in France. 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.

These fellowships are primarily intended for doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers in art history and neighboring disciplines. Projects may also relate thematically to the main research foci of the DFK Paris. The fellowship is open to international applicants.
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Research fellowships provide a monthly stipend of 1,750 euros starting September 2022 (plus a monthly contribution of 250 euros for material costs and, if applicable, a child supplement). The fellowship also includes a workspace, specialized advising, and infrastructural support, as well as use of the institute’s resources. Permanent residents of Paris or the region of Île-de-France are not eligible to apply. Applicants must provide a cover letter, a letter of recommendation from a teaching or supervising person, a CV and a project description including an overview of the relevant source material (approx. 3 pages, supplemented by a detailed work plan and schedule).

The application must be submitted in a single PDF file at least three months before the proposed start date of the research visit. The selection committee convenes three times a year.

Application deadlines are January 15, May 15, and September 15.

Applications should be sent to:

stipendien@dfk-paris.org

 

Research Fellowship DFK Paris | INHA

The DFK Paris and the Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA) jointly offer a fellowship to study the history of the art market in France during the German occupation. International predoctoral and early career art historians wishing to conduct original research on the history of the art market in France between 1940 and 1944 are encouraged to apply.

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

 

Paris x Rome Fellowship

The DFK Paris and the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History jointly offer a six-month research fellowship that allows the fellows to spend three months each in Paris and Rome to conduct research in archives and libraries and exchange ideas with resident researchers, exploring transnational art-historical perspectives across France and Italy.
The Paris × Rome Fellowship is embedded and actively participates in the respective research foci of each institute. At the Bibliotheca Hertziana, the fellowship ties in with the Rome Contemporary initiative and research group, which examines modern and contemporary art in Rome; at the DFK Paris, it relates to the research areas of Transculturality and Mobility as well as History of Institutions and Sciences.

The next deadline for applications is 15 September 2022.

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

 

Research Fellowship DFK Paris / Casa de Velázquez / MIAS Madrid

The DFK Paris, the Casa de Velázquez, and the Madrid Institute for Advanced Study (MIAS) jointly offer a fellowship to support a research stay of six consecutive months, divided between Paris (three months) and Madrid (three months), in order to advance a postdoctoral research project in the field of art history (transregional relationships between Latin America and Europe, 20th and 21st centuries). The DFK Paris encourages the development of innovative projects in an environment conducive to scholarly debate, promoting excellence in interdisciplinary and transversal research in the humanities and social sciences. The applicant must have completed a doctoral thesis in a Latin American country and have been a permanent resident of a Latin American country for at least six months prior to the application deadline (affidavit required). Proficiency in French and Spanish are required.


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

 

Gerald D. Feldman Travel Grants

Once a year the Max Weber Foundation (MWS) confers Gerald D. Feldman Travel Grants to predoctoral and early career academics with an international focus.
The travel grants are meant to expand the professional opportunities for humanities and social science researchers early in their careers. The recipients develop their proposed research projects in at least two and at most three host countries, either at MWS institutes or 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, with shorter stays possible) are to be used for research, particularly in libraries and archives. The recipients are expected to produce transnational and transregional research, imbuing scholarship with new and original ideas. 

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

The next deadline for applications is 7 October 2022.
The selection committee is expected to meet at the beginning of December 2022. The grants can be called forward from January 2023.

Contact:

feldman@maxweberstiftung.de
https://www.maxweberstiftung.de/en/foerderung/gerald-d-feldman-travel-grants.html

 

Fellowship Regulations

The DFK Paris’s fellowship regulations 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.