Postdoctoral Scholarships | Clark Art Institute | USA-2022

International students worldwide are eligible to apply for a Clark Fellowship to do postdoctoral research at The Clark Art Institute USA in the academic year 2022-2023.

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Clark awards between eleven and sixteen scholarships each year, with the majority of them lasting one academic semester and ranging in length from one to ten months.

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    Scholars, critics, curators, and museum professionals worldwide are invited to submit proposals for projects that will widen and increase understanding of the visual arts and its significance in culture.

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    The Institute is a public art museum that also houses a complex network of research and academic activities and a substantial art history library. Clark is a global hot spot for debates on the nature and history of art.

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    The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, also known as the Clark, is an art museum and research institution in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Its collection spans the fourteenth to the early twentieth centuries and includes European and American paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photos, and decorative arts.

    The Clark is one of three art museums in the Berkshires, together with the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MassMoCA) and the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA). The institute also functions as a research and educational centre. The Fellowship Program and the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art are among the research and academic programmes housed there. Every year, 200,000 people come to see it.

    Scholarship Summary

    • Level of Study: Postdoctoral
    • Institution(s): Clark Art Institute
    • Study in: USA
    • Opportunity Focus Areas:
      • History.
      • Visual culture.
      • Theory.
      • Interpretation.
    • Program Period: Ranging in duration from one to ten months.
    • Deadline: October 15, 2022

    Scholarship Coverage

    Clark Art Institute Fellowships are given on a need-based and earnings-based scale, with a maximum rate of $30,000 per semester. On a case-by-case basis, fellows’ tax responsibility to the US government will be assessed in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service’s tax regulations. The scholar and an accompanying family member will be compensated for their travel to and from Clark.

    Fellows are usually provided to an apartment across the street from the Clark campus in a recently renovated and expanded late-nineteenth-century mansion. Six flats with additional shared spaces are offered, ranging in size from one to two bedrooms.

    Each apartment is fully equipped and connected to Clark’s computer system. The Clark will provide lodging and services, except for the long-distance telephone. In the Scholars’ Residence, pets are not permitted. Inside any Clark building, smoking is permitted.

    Fellows are provided with a private office in the Manton Research Center, which they can use from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. (early closing times on weekends). On request, computers and IT help will be provided.

    Eligibility Criteria for Clark Art Institute Fellowship

    To be eligible for Clark Art Institute Fellowship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Required Language: English
    • Eligible Countries: All world countries
    • They may come from the academic or museum worlds, or from other professional backgrounds.
    • Applicants should hold a PhD or demonstrate equivalent professional experience.
    • They may be employed, full- or part-time, or be independent scholars, curators, and/or critics.
    • Excellent writing skills.
    • Excellent research skills: experience with independently carrying out empirical research, experience with qualitative research (conducting interviews, qualitative analysis), preferably also experience with quantitative research.

    How to Apply for Clark Art Institute Fellowship?

    Please follow the following instructions to avail this fellowship:

    1. Fill out the application.
    2. Upload a description of your proposed project with a 500 character.
    3. Write down your referees information (please note they have to send a one-page letter for this email
    4. After clicking the ‘submit’ button please send the following requirements to
    5. A curriculum vitae (pdf; 3 double-spaced pages or fewer).
    6. A statement (pdf; 3 double-spaced pages or fewer) in English that outlines the assumptions and critical commitments that animate your project. It is important to situate the project within the context of existing research; to indicate what is new or unusual in both subject and/or method; and to explain why there is a disciplinary need for this particular project.

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