Applicants must have a recognized expertise in the processing and analysing of non-European collections;
Students and academics at the M2 (MA) level or higher.
The Musée du quai Branly Jacques Chirac is offering five (5) scholarships for international cientific experts in non-European art, to undergo their research at the museum in France. These schoolarships include a EUR $6.000 grant, that may be payable in three instalments, and with its application deadline due October 10, 2016.
These scholarships will be granted following an international call for applications. A scientific committee comprising academics and curators will assess files. Students and academics at the M2 (MA) level or higher are eligible, as well as extra-academic scholars.
Applicants must have a recognized expertise in the processing and analysing of non-European collections or a significant experience in art history, ethnography or archaeology.
The recipients will be affiliated to the museum during their research. They will have access to the media library and the muséothèque and will have the support of the department of heritage and collections and of the department of research and education.
Following the scholarship, within three months, the recipient will be required to present a research paper describing the outcome of his or her work, to be published on the museum’s website (in French or English). In addition, he or she will partner with the curators of the collections pertaining to the research in order to enrich the documentary databases of the museum.
Requirements for foreign recipients (non UE citizens)
For foreign applicants (non UE citizens) and under some conditions, a scientific visa will allow the applicant to engage in a research activity in France without having to obtain a work permit, provided the researcher has an agreement signed by the hosting institution. This document constitutes the equivalent of an authorization to work in France.
Such hosting agreements with foreign researchers can be signed by the musée du quai Branly, thus allowing them to apply for a scientific visa prior to arrive in France. However, the applicants should consult the relevant authorities in their country of origin to get information about the necessary steps with regard to their personal situation.
Once equipped with a document signed by the musée du quai Branly, the recipients can then engage in the administrative formalities to obtain the scientific visa and file an application for a visa at the Consulate of France in the country of origin.
Amount and terms of payment of the allowance received by the recipients
o Ph-D student recipients: 6000 euros net, payable in one instalment, without charge, not subject to tax. The recipient will be required to present a research paper describing the outcome of his or her work, to be published on the museum’s website (in French or English). In addition, he or she will partner with the curators of the collections pertaining to the research to enrich the documentary databases of the museum.
o Other recipients (excluding Ph-D students): 6000 euros net of allowance payable in three instalments (60% - 30% - 10 %); subject to tax. The first instalment is conditioned by the submission of a report including the research program and the exact definition of the studied corpus. The second one is payable on presentation of a summary report on the research which aim is to enrich the documentary databases of the museum. For the last instalment, the recipient will be required to present a research paper describing the outcome of his or her work, to be published on the museum’s website (in French or English).
Contents of the file
The scholarship application file must contain:
How to register an application
The different application documents will be combined ina single pdf file. The application file will be named following this model: SURNAME_Boursescoll_2016.pdf
Établissement public du musée du quai Branly
Département du patrimoine et des collections
222 rue de l’Université
75343 Paris cedex 07
The reference ‘Candidature Bourse des collections’ must be written on the envelope.
300,000 works from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas make up the collection which the museum aims to conserve, document and enrich. The collection housed by the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac is extremely diverse, both in terms of its regions (Africa, Asia, Oceania, Americas) and its contents (photographs, textiles, sculptures, masks, etc.). The collection is the result of a history which extends from the Neolithic Age, via the kings of France, to the explorers and great ethnologists of the 20th century.
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