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Lisette Model/Joseph G. Blum Fellowship in the History of Photography: National Gallery of Canada

The fellowship is open to international competition. 

Open to art historians, curators, critics, independent researchers, conservators, conservation scientists and other professionals in the visual arts, museology and related disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, who have a graduate degree or equivalent publication history.

Fellowships are tenable only at the National Gallery of Canada. The term of full-time residency must fall within the period 1 September 2011 to 31 August 2012. Awards can be up to $5,000 a month, including expenses and stipend, to a maximum of $25,000. Fellowships are not renewable. 

The Library and Archives provides office space and supplies for the program, with desktop computer workstation running the Windows XP operating system and equipped with Microsoft Word, as well as internal and external telecommunications facilities, and full library support services, including extended hours of access.

Completed applications must include all of the following:

A full curriculum vitae, including education, professional employment history, awards and honours, publications, exhibitions, and work-in-progress

Three letters of recommendation, sent under separate cover by the referees to the Gallery. These letters must address the candidate's achievements in general, and the fellowship proposal in particular

The proposed dates and timetable of the residency at the Gallery

Information on other grants applied for or received, employment commitments and paid sabbatical arrangements, for the proposed period of residency.

A statement of the aims, methodology and anticipated results of the investigation headed by a summary of the proposal (this section of the application is limited to a maximum of three pages)

Proposals for the dissemination of the results of the inquiry

A brief outline of the research materials and facilities required (e.g., bibliography of primary and secondary resources; access to National Gallery of Canada collections; access to the expertise and resources of other Ottawa area institutions; etc.)

An outline of projected costs, including expenses and stipend. Eligible expenses include relocation to Ottawa, subsistence during the residency, and project-related travel, supplies and services

Examples of finished work, textual, visual, or both.

All documentation, in English or French, should be postmarked no later than 30 April 2011.


Full details of the Fellowship including tenure, application, assessment criteria, posting deadlines etc can be found here.

Good luck to all!



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