Advanced training in European art history requires direct exposure to the object of study, prolonged access to key information resources such as libraries and photographic archives, the development of professional relationships with colleagues abroad, and sustained immersion in European cultures. These related needs are often best satisfied by extended engagement with a European art research center. The Kress History of Art: Institutional Fellowships are intended to provide promising young art historians with the opportunity to experience just this kind of immersion.
Six pre-doctoral Kress Institutional Fellowships in the History of European Art will be awarded each year. Each fellowship provides for a two-year research appointment hosted by one of the following European art history research centers:
- Florence Kunsthistorisches Institut / Institute for Art History
- Leiden Kunsthistorisch Instituut der Rijksuniversiteit / Art Historical Institute, Rijksuniversiteit
- London Courtauld Institute of Art & Warburg Institute of Art (jointly administered)
- Munich Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte / Central Institute for Art History
- Paris Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA) / National Institute for the History of Art
- Rome Bibliotheca Hertziana
The fellowship award is $30,000 per annum.
Restricted to pre-doctoral candidates in the history of art and related disciplines (such as archaeology, architecture, or classics). Nominees must be U.S. citizens or individuals matriculated at an American university. Dissertation research must focus on European art from antiquity to the early 19th century. Candidates must be nominated by their academic department.
Each university is limited to two nominees per academic department. The nominees must be applying for different research centers.
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