The Leigh and Mary Carter Director’s Research Fellowship (open call, emphasis on African Arts or Photography)
The Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland, OH, USA)
The Leigh and Mary Carter Director’s Research Fellowship provides art history graduates with an interest in pursuing a museum career the opportunity to assist the Director and (at his direction) members of the museum’s curatorial staff in scholarly, collection-, and/or exhibition-related research connected with projects undertaken by the CMA. The Fellow will receive work direction from the Director and/or the relevant curator and participate fully in the intellectual life of the institution. The incumbent will conduct in-depth art historical investigation connected with projects consistent with the museum’s long-standing reputation for scholarly inquiry and stature as a major international center for object-based study. The LMCD Research Fellow will gain experience working with one of the finest collections and most accomplished curatorial teams in the country. Experience for a recent graduate or PhD candidate will include the opportunity to collaborate with museum professionals in the Director’s Office and Curatorial, Conservation, Library and Archives, Education, Exhibitions, and Design departments. The incumbent will also have the opportunity to hone their skills in research, writing, and public speaking.
The Fellowship is a two-year position, with a 1-year renewal option. Candidates should be recent graduates of an accredited PhD program in art history or a related field, or PhD candidates who have completed their coursework and exams who are writing their dissertations. Approximately 80% of the fellow’s time will be dedicated to work in support of museum projects; the remaining 20% of the time can be spent on the fellow’s own research or dissertation. Candidates should demonstrate scholarly excellence and promise and a strong interest in pursuing a museum career.
While all those interested in the position are encouraged to apply, fields of academic specialization closely related to current museum projects will be of particular interest. Candidates interested in the arts of Africa or candidates interested in photography are especially encouraged to apply. International applicants are welcomed.
Full descriptions of each project and candidate requirements, as well as the application, are available at this link: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/CLE1004CMA/JobBoard/14a13635-e1f1-6802-5aba-82b151e8c57b/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=ff963cf9-63c4-49b1-ae82-2f8de2aeb6b2
Closing date: March 1, 2021
The Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai invites applications for a three month internship (online).
The Centre focuses exclusively on African affairs. It is actively involved in research and inter-disciplinary teaching at the postgraduate level.
Opportunities to :
- Conduct and assist with research on Africa and related themes
- Attend lecture series, webinars and other academic events
- Write research reports and publish them
- Peer learning
Send a letter of intent and a two page CV.
Dr. Renu Modi, The Director, Centre for African Studies, University of Vidyanagari Campus, Santacruz (East), Mumbai —400098.
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ANF Emerging Artists Fellows Program 2021/22
Africa No Filter is seeking exceptional emerging artists for a 12-month remote fellowship. Fellows will be expected to develop and deliver a project which demonstrates and/or explores how art and creativity can be used to challenge harmful narratives about Africa and present contemporary, accurate narratives. The Arts Fellows Programme will provide 12 exceptional creative practitioners from across the continent with mentorship, peer to peer skills sharing and new networks through monthly fellow-led seminars throughout the year. Fellows are also supported with a $5000 grant to assist in executing the proposed project, documenting findings and establishing new creative methodologies that can be presented and taught to a wider audience. The Arts Fellowship welcomes emerging artists from all creative disciplines and invites proposals for both digital and in-person projects, with Africa being the focus. Fellows are expected to attend a physical convening in 2021. For the Call Out, please visit bit.ly/ANFESPCallOut For the Application Guideline, please visit bit.ly/ANFEAPApplicationGuide
Call for Fellowships in Human Rights and the Arts for AY 2021–22 at Bard College
The OSUN Center for Human Rights & the Arts invites applications for two one-year research and teaching fellowships in human rights and the arts. The positions are open to individuals working in a variety of fields where human rights and the arts intersect, including artists, curators, researchers, scholars, writers, filmmakers, advocates and activists.
The fellowships cover a period of one year, i.e. two academic semesters, from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, and are based at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.
The Fellows will pursue their own research or creative practice within the interdisciplinary and critical framework of the Center, and contribute to the curriculum of the Center’s MA Program in Human Rights and the Arts by teaching one course each semester. The MA program, which will admit its first cohort in 2021–22, explores the encounter between human rights and the arts as fields of academic knowledge, professional work, and artistic practice, while also offering students opportunities to explore ways of confronting the conceptual and practical perplexities of that encounter. The goal of the fellowship program is to support outstanding thinkers and practitioners and thus to strengthen research, creation, and teaching at the intersection of human rights and the arts.
The Center will award one Fellowship to a practitioner (artistic or activist/advocate), and one to a researcher or scholar, each year. We recognize that these categories are often blurry and encourage applications from those who cannot in advance specify to which group they belong.
Compensation and benefits
Fellows will receive a full-time salary and health insurance. Fellows will also be provided with office space, a computer, and library access.
Applicants should hold a terminal degree or equivalent training and professional accomplishment in their field, have experience teaching or lecturing at the college level, and possess a track record of successful research and scholarship, creative practice, or civic engagement and advocacy.
Deliver a public talk during their appointment year on a relevant topic and based on their work.
Design and teach one graduate course each semester in the MA Program in Human Rights & the Arts, with the understanding that such courses will be open to the broader Bard College and OSUN communities.
Actively participate in the public life of the OSUN Center for Human Rights & the Arts, including taking part in or organizing public events, productions or exhibitions, and workshops or conferences.
Be in residence at Bard College or the vicinity, or demonstrate to the program’s satisfaction the ability to provide substantial campus presence to fulfill responsibilities relating to in-person participation (e.g., teaching, office hours, attendance at events, etc.).
Please note that Fellows may not hold any other fellowships or visiting positions concurrently, and that the appointments cannot be deferred to a later term.
Candidates should applyonline via Interfolio apply.interfolio.com/82810 and submit the following documents:
–cover letter summarizing your current research and proposed work during the appointment period. The statement should not exceed 1,500 words.
–curriculum vitae and list of publications, performances, exhibits, or projects.
–teaching statement—not in excess of 500 words and including a reflection on diversity, inclusion, and equality in the context of this Fellowship—and brief descriptions of two proposed courses.
–sample of recent scholarly, artistic, or professional work.
–contact information for three references.
Deadline: all materials must be received by Monday, February 26, 2021, 11:59pm EST. The position begins on July 1, and Fellows are expected to be in residence at the College during the teaching semesters. In case of inquiries, please email email@example.com
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information. Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS (2021)
National Research Foundation Programme in Geopolitics and the Arts of Africa. Fine Art Department, Rhodes University, Makhanda, South Africa
Suitable candidates are invited to apply for available Postdoctoral Fellowships hosted by the National Research Foundation SARChI Chair in Geopolitics and the Arts of Africa at Rhodes University, South Africa. The successful Postdoctoral Fellows will be active participants in the NRF research team that is made up of the Research Chair (Prof Ruth Simbao), Research Associates, Postgraduate Students and Affiliated Artists.
Each fellowship is worth R200 000 per annum (tax exempt), and the duration is 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
GOALS OF THE RESEARCH PROGRAMME
- Produce high quality research outputs
- Foster a culture of academic sharing and cooperation by working on related research themes
- Develop research capacity through a co-operative research culture
- Build collaborations with scholars and artists across the African continent and within the Global South
- RESEARCH THEMES (2021-2025)
- Geopolitical Intimacies: Ways of Practicing as Ways of Knowing
- Artivism, Social Justice and Communal Agency Beyond African States
- Grounding, Reducing, Decelerating: Art, Environments and Materialities
- Rising Souths: Reorientating Art’s Futures
- SUMMARY OF FELLOWSHIP CRITERIA
- Candidates must have obtained their PhD in a relevant discipline within the last five years
- Research needs to connect meaningfully to at least one of the Research Themes
- Candidates must be of exceptional merit as evidenced by the quality of their research
- Preference will be given to candidates based on the African continent and in the Global South
- Candidates need to demonstrate an ability to submit for publication at least two new articles based on original research in relevant accredited journals during the Fellowship
CONDITIONS OF THE AWARD
- Successful candidates must reside in Makhanda, South Africa, for the full duration of the Fellowship
- The Fellowship cannot be held concurrently with supplementary funding or salary
- The University expects that all publications, creative works and other academic products of the Fellowship will bear appropriate acknowledgement with full affiliation to Rhodes University and the NRF/DSI Research Chair in Geopolitics and the Arts of Africa
- The University reserves the right to request the refund of any fellowship paid to the Fellow should the Fellow terminate her or his contract prior to its completion
- APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE
Please email a brief Expression of Interest to Charmaine Mostert (firstname.lastname@example.org) in order to request an Application Form and a synopsis of the Research Themes. In the Expression of Interest include 1) your discipline and area of research, 2) the date your PhD was awarded (date on the certificate), 3) the institution that awarded the degree, and 4) your current institutional affiliation (if applicable).
Submit the completed Application Form and accompanying documents listed on the form to Charmaine Mostert (email@example.com) by February 15, 2021.
- If you have any questions, please contact Charmaine Mostert.
Call for Applications
BIGSAS-Scholarships for Female African Scholars based on the Continent
DAAD Graduate School Scholarship Programme 2021
The Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies, BIGSAS, invites outstanding female African scholars based on the continent to join an international community of early career researchers working in the field of African Studies. BIGSAS provides a centre for creative and innovative doctoral training based on the inter- and multi-disciplinary research environment of the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bayreuth.
In 2021, BIGSAS is awarding two scholarships within the Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). For these, BIGSAS will nominate candidates who have successfully passed the application procedure. The final selection will be made by the DAAD. The scholarship periods begin in October 2021 at the earliest (including a German language course starting in summer 2021, if applicable). The scholarships are awarded for a total scholarship period of up to four years.
Applicants must have a very good Master’s or equivalent degree. The last Master’s or equivalent degree must have been obtained within the last six years at the time of nomination by BIGSAS. The application must be accompanied by two reports (letters of recommendation) from teaching faculty members at the home universities. Please use the DAAD template or make sure that the reports cover the points listed in the DAAD template (https://www2.daad.de/medien/deutschland/stipendien/formulare/recommendation.pdf).
Applicants should not have been resident in Germany for more than fifteen months at the time of nomination. While applications may be submitted in German, English or French, do please note that the working language of BIGSAS is English.
The application deadline is 24 January 2021.
For more information on your application please refer to: