Slots: Two nominees per academic department. The nominees must be applying for different research centers.
Internal Deadline: Contact RII.
External Deadline: November 30, 2023 at 5:00 pm EST
Award Type: Two-year research appointment
Estimated Number of Awards: 6
Anticipated Award Amount: $30,000 per annum
Who May Serve as PI: 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 and applicants must be ABD by the time their fellowship begins. Candidates must be nominated by their academic department. Each nomination should be formally confirmed in a letter of recommendation from the department chair.
Process for Limited Submissions
PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Research Initiatives and Infrastructure (RII) Application Portal: https://rii.usc.edu/oor-portal/. Use the template provided here: RII Limited Submission Applicant Template
Materials to submit include:
- (1) Two-Page Proposal Summary (1” margins; single-spaced; standard font type, e.g. Arial, Helvetica, Times New Roman, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 2-page limit will be excluded from review. You must use the template linked above.
- (2) CV – (5 pages maximum)
Note: The portal requires information about the PIs in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.
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 emerging 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 a two-year research appointment hosted by one of the following European art history research centers:
- Florence Kunsthistorisches Institut / Institute for Art History
- Leiden Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS)
- London Courtauld Institute of Art & Warburg Institute (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
Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.