The Center for Icon Studies (CIS) at the Museum of Russian Icons promotes the study of all aspects of sacred icons. While the Museum's main focus is Russian icons, CIS takes a broader perspective. It is interested in the origin and development of orthodox icons from the Byzantine period to the modern era around the globe.
The Center is offering the Raoul and Mary Smith Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant in the amount of $2,000 to promote this goal. This annual grant funds a PhD candidate to conduct in-house research at the Museum. The grant recipient will use the Museum’s resources – a collection of over 1,000 icons, a 2000+ volume research library, and a network of scholars and museum professionals – to conduct their research. In addition, the research will support the CIS and the Journal of Icon Studies, published annually by the Museum.
The application deadline is April 30, 2023.
Click the link below for a detailed description and application instructions.