Five scholarships are available for funding within the following four research fields:
Two PhD scholarships within art history research is awarded to applicants whose research projects are within the field of art history research with special emphasis on art history and/or art theory subjects from the period before or after 1900 in an international or Danish context. Preferentially one scholarship will be awarded in art history before 1900 and one in art history after 1900.
Two PhD scholarships within practice-based art research is awarded to applicants, whose research projects are based on the applicants’ artistic or curatorial practices. Preferentially one scholarship will be awarded in art and one in curating. The research projects must consist of a written dissertation and an artistic work/a curatorial examination, see the box below.
A fifth PhD scholarship with an extraordinary potential will be awarded to an applicant within any of the above categories regardless of field and era with a project proposal of very high quality with regard to originality in choice of research questions, hypothesis, methodology and/or empirical data. This scholarship cannot be specifically applied for.
The maximum that may be applied for is DKK 2,45 million per scholarship covering salary, operational costs, equipment, publication costs, conference participation, relocation expenses, travel costs, collaborative activities, tuition fee, bench fee and administrative support.
NNF’s Committee on Research in Art & Art history will evaluate the applications.
The committee will pay particular attention to the following aspects of the project proposal:
- Originality, quality and theoretical methodology of the project proposal;
- Academic qualifications of the applicant;
- The applicant’s artistic/curatorial qualifications (only for practice-based projects)
- Artistic/curatorial dimension of project and realisation hereof (only for practice-based projects); and
- Feasibility of the project, including relevance of the project for the research environment at the Danish host institution.
It is important that you carefully read the “Information and Guidelines for Applicants”, before initiating the application process, as this document contains the complete call as well as detailed instructions for the application process.
The application must be completed and submitted using the foundation’s application system, which can be accessed from 24 October 2023. The application can be submitted in Danish or English.