Call for Applications: Center for Italian Modern Art Fellowships 2018-19 

Center for Italian Modern Art
Application deadline: 28 January 2018

Each year the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) awards multiple CIMA Fellowships to support research and study of Italian modern and contemporary art for doctoral and post- doctoral scholars. Citizens of all nationalities are eligible. CIMA offers a unique experience to its fellows: the annual exhibition serves as a hub for scholars from diverse academic backgrounds to share research derived from the artworks on view with each other and the public. Emphasis is split between individualized study—gaining an intimate knowledge of artists represented through close looking and through researching in depth a topic raised by the installation—and public discourse, as represented by collaboration on public programming and leading interactive exhibition tours. During their residency, fellows also have the opportunity to pursue their own research and connect with scholars and other professionals in and around New York. 

In addition, CIMA supports a Travel Fellowship for candidates residing outside of Italy who would like either to enroll in Italy at the master’s level or above at an accredited academic program or who wish to conduct research for a dissertation, book, or other scholarly project related to modern Italian art. While this fellowship is unrelated to CIMA’s annual season of exhibition and programs, efforts will be made to arrange an opportunity for the selected fellow to present the outcomes of their research for a public audience at CIMA following the completion of the fellowship.

CIMA is also pleased to offer an Affiliated Fellowship with the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbertide, Italy, to support an art historian seeking a six-week residency in 2018 at this storied artist community in Umbria. The fellowship includes round-trip travel, room, board, and workspace. Like the Travel Fellowship, this opportunity does not need to pertain to CIMA’s 2018-19 exhibition and program season. In the case of this Civitella Fellowship, applicants may be working on subjects in any area of art history; they do not need to be specializing in twentieth-century Italian art. It is recommended that applicants be at a late stage in their projects, when they are ready to write for extended periods rather than conduct research, in order to take full advantage of Civitella’s community and offerings.

For details on the available 2018-2019 fellowships, including how to apply, please visit the CIMA website. The deadline to submit the fellowship application via email is Sunday, 28 January 2018. Finalists will be interviewed via video or phone in the second half of February, and the selection process will be completed by 1 March 2018. 

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