CAORC / Mellon Fellowship
in Modern Art History
These three-year fellowships are intended for Tunisian, Moroccan and Algerian nationals to support projects that will make a substantial and original contribution to the understanding of modern art and its history (broadly defined) in Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco.
The selection is highly competitive and limited to 4 awards. The ultimate goal of this project is a major piece of scholarly and/or creative work by the applicant. Fellows will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience with artists, archives, collections, scholars and practitioners in the field and discipline of art history. The program consists of participation in regular seminars (online or in person), mentorship, regional conference attendance, and independent research. Applications must be submitted in one pdf file (with the exception of the letter of nomination or support), including the applicants name to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line “Art History Fellowship.”
Selected fellows will receive a research stipend, 3-year membership to AIMS (American Institute for Maghrib Studies) and AMCA (Association of Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran and Turkey); travel support and opportunity to apply for additional funding for international conference or exhibition participation.
Eligibility & Selection Criteria
– Prospective applicants must demonstrate a scholarly and professional interest in modern art and its history in Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco;
– Applicants from various humanities fields are highly encouraged to apply, both those with university backgrounds and those with professional experience in the arts;
– A demonstrated interest in and need for acquiring art historical research skills;
– Candidates should possess strong interpersonal skills and demonstrate skills for working in a collaborative team environment and the ability to navigate multi-linguistic and cross-disciplinary environments;
– PhD and Masters’ candidates, early career professionals interested in acquiring art historical methods and experience;
– Participation in all project activities is mandatory.
Required Application Materials
– 1-2-page project proposal
– 1-page statement of interest and intent
– Letter of nomination or support
– Curriculum Vitae
Additional Skills Strongly Recommended for Selection
– English language comprehension skills (reading, listen, speaking)
– Sample of work or writing
Deadline for submitting applications is November 15, 2019