The Marc de Montalembert Foundation and the French Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA) have formed a partnership to sponsor the Marc de Montalembert Prize of 8,000 euros. The grant will be awarded to support a research project whose outcome must constitute an original contribution to the knowledge of the arts of the Mediterranean world. The Foudation will also offer the grant holder the possibility of a residenceship at its headquarters in Rhodes, Greece.
The evaluation of candidates will be based on their curriculum vitae and on their project’s originality, feasibility and relevance to the Mediterranean world. The project presentations should be written preferably in French, though those in English will also be considered. They must include a work schedule, a precise indication of how the candidate intends to work within one of the Institute’s specific academic research field, an estimate of expenses, a description of the final form the project will take, and specifications concerning its potential publication. The research proposal must be accompanied by a hand-written covering letter of intent in French, and two letters of reference by qualified professionals capable of certifying the dependability of the candidate as well as the quality of the research project. Only individual projects will be considered.
The project will be carried out over a period of one year. It will comprise first a month in Paris as a visiting scholar of the Institute, and, upon completion of the project, a second stay in Paris during which the result of the grant holder’s work will presented to a selected public. The grant holder will receive the benefit of tutorial counsel from a member of the Institute’s academic staff with whom (s)he will stay in touch for the duration of the project. The result of his(er) work will be published in an appropriate form with the help of the Institute.
Applications will be accepted from September 1st, 2013 to November 1st, 2013. The Prize winner will be announced in the second half of January 2014.
For more information, to see the list of the documents required and conditions of eligibility, click on the link below: http://www.inha.fr/spip.php?article4438