Freer|Sackler Japanese Art Fellowship

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December 15, 2016
District Of Columbia, United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Asian History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Graduate Studies, Japanese History / Studies

The Smithsonian Institution’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery welcome applications for the Anne van Biema Fellowship for research and publication on Japanese visual arts. The successful candidate will work in the museum with access to our world-class library and archival collections.*

This award is intended for scholars internationally at the post-doctoral and senior levels for periods ranging from two to nine months. Stipend are determined by length of appointment with a maximum stipend of $35,000 for nine months. Proposals need not be limited to the field of Art History. Interdisciplinary proposals will be considered if they have a primary focus on the visual arts of Japan.

Deadline for application is December 15, 2016.

Notification of awards will take place on February 15, 2017. Appointments begin between September 1 and December 1 of the same calendar year.

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*Traditionally, the Galleries provide magnificent opportunities for collections-based study. However, due to the closure and renovation of the Freer Gallery, there will be no access to the Freer collections and limited access to the Sackler collections until November 1, 2017. We are welcoming project applications that will benefit from access to our library and archival collections related to Japanese visual arts.

Contact Info: 
Zeynep Simavi
Program Specialist
Public and Scholarly Engagement
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Smithsonian Institution
PO Box 37012, MRC 707
Washington DC 20013-7012
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