Each year Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute are offering research fellowships in the USA. Total fifteen to twenty Clark Fellowships are offered each year ranging from six weeks to ten months. US and international applicants are eligible for this fellowship. Fellowships are awarded to scholars, critics and museum professionals propose projects that extend and enhance the understanding of the visual arts and their role in culture. Online application should be submitted by October 15 for 2014/15 academic year.
Study Subject(s): Scholars may propose topics that relate to the visual arts, their history, practice, theory, or interpretation. Any proposal that contributes to understanding the nature of artistic activity and the intellectual, social, and cultural worlds with which it is connected will be welcome.
Course Level: Fellowships are awarded to scholars, critics and museum professionals propose projects that extend and enhance the understanding of the visual arts and their role in culture.
Scholarship Provider: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Scholarship can be taken at: USA
Eligibility:-Applicants should hold a PhD. or demonstrate equivalent professional experience.
-They may come from the academic or museum worlds, or from other professional backgrounds, and may be residents of any country. -They may be employed, full- or part-time, or be independent historians, curators, and/or critics.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: US and International applicants are eligible for this research fellowship.
Scholarship Description: The Clark offers between fifteen and twenty Clark Fellowships each year, ranging in duration from six weeks to ten months. National and international scholars, critics, and museum professionals are welcome to propose projects that extend and enhance the understanding of the visual arts and their role in culture. Stipends are dependent on salary and sabbatical replacement needs. Housing in the Institute’s Scholars’ Residence, located across the street from the Clark, is also provided. Fellows are furnished with offices in the library, which contains a collection of 200,000 books and 700 periodicals. The Institute’s collections, its library, visual resources collection, and the Fellows’ program are housed together with the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art. The Clark is within walking distance of Williams College, its libraries, and its art museum. The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) is a ten-minute drive away.
Number of award(s): The Clark offers between fifteen and twenty Clark Fellowships each year.
Duration of award(s): Fellowship ranging in duration from six weeks to ten months.
What does it cover? Fellowships will be awarded on a scale related to need and earnings, up to a maximum rate of $60,000 per year. Summer Fellows will be given an apartment and transportation reimbursement, but no stipend. Travel to and from the Clark will also be reimbursed for the scholar and an accompanying family member. Clark Fellows’ tax liability to the United States government will be considered in accordance with the tax regulations of the Internal Revenue Service on a case-by-case basis.
Visas: It is expected that all Fellows are in good standing with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service and have authorization [a J-1 Visa] from the INS that permits a Fellow to engage in the activities for which he or she has been designated a Clark Fellow. In applicable circumstances, the Clark can facilitate this standing by providing Fellows with the documents required to initiate the authorization process.
Housing: Fellows will normally be provided with an apartment in a recently refurbished and expanded late-nineteenth-century house across the street from the Clark. Six apartments are available, ranging in size from one to two bedrooms, with additional common spaces. Each apartment is fully furnished and linked to the Clark’s computer network. Accommodation and services, except long-distance telephone, will be provided by the Institute. Pets are not permitted in the Scholars’ Residence. No smoking is permitted inside any Clark building. Offices: Fellows will be provided with an office in the Institute, accessible from 8:00 am until 11:00 pm (early closing times on the weekend). In addition to having telephone, fax, and photocopy equipment, all offices connect to the Clark’s computer network. Information technology support for the Clark network is available in-house. Each Fellow’s workspace includes a Pentium PC running Windows XP and the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). All of the Clark’s personal computers are on a local area network that provides e-mail, Internet Web access, and laser printing.
Libraries: Fellows will have access to the open shelves of the Clark Library, which has strong holdings in post-medieval European art, with 200,000 books and 700 periodicals, as well as extensive slide and photograph collections. They will also have full access to other libraries through Interlibrary Loan and Electronic Document Delivery. The libraries of Williams College, including the main library, for which each scholar will have a borrower’s card, and the Chapin Rare Book collection, are a half-mile away.
Notification: Candidates will be notified about the action taken on their application around March 1.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.
Scholarship Application Deadline: All materials must be received by October 15