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Mads Øvlisen PhD Scholarships within Art History and Practice-Based Artistic Research 2023

Call opens
24 October 2022
Call closes
12 January 2023 2:00pm (CET)
Announcement of results
Mid April 2023
Recurring calls
Expected November 2023
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Purpose

The purpose of this grant is to give ambitious students the opportunity to pursue a research career within art history research and practice-based artistic research and thereby make a significant contribution to the field of art research in Denmark.

With this call, The Novo Nordisk Foundation invites candidates to apply for a PhD scholarship within art history research before or after 1900 or practice-based artistic research in art or curating. The scholarships run for three years.

About the grants

Amount

Up to DKK 2 million per grant

Committee

Committee on Research in Art and Art History

Contact

For grant inquiries
Clarissa Løkkegaard Engelholm
Project Specialist
+45 3527 6526 cll@novo.dk

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Mads Øvlisen PhD scholarship you must have obtained a Master’s degree or equivalent prior to submitting the application.

During the PhD programme you must be enrolled at a doctoral degree awarding institution, such as a university or the Royal Academy in Denmark and be anchored at an administrating host institution in Denmark. The host institution is where you will be employed and for the most part conduct your work. The university can function as your host institution, but so can other knowledge institutions such as museums and art academies. Enrollment and hosting letters must be attached to the application.

Please note that some universities and institutions may have internal deadlines that fall before the Novo Nordisk Foundation application deadline and applicants are therefore encouraged to contact the university and host institution early in the application process.

An applicant may submit only one application for a specific purpose/project per calendar year.

Research Fields

Five scholarships are available for funding within the following four research fields:

  • 1 PhD scholarship within art history research before 1900 is awarded to an applicant whose research project is within the field of art history research with special emphasis on art history and/or art theory subjects from the period before 1900.
  • 1 PhD scholarship within art history research after 1900 is awarded to an applicant whose research project is within the field of art history research with special emphasis on art history and/or art theory subjects from the period after 1900.
  • 1 practice-based PhD scholarship in art is awarded to an applicant, whose research project is based on the applicant’s artistic practice. The research project must consist of an artistic work and a written dissertation.
  • 1 practice-based PhD scholarship in curating is awarded to an applicant, whose research project is based on the applicant’s curatorial practice. The research project must consist of a curatorial examination and a written dissertation.

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.

Funding

The maximum that may be applied for is DKK 2 million per scholarship covering salary, operational costs, travel costs, tuition fee and administrative support.

Application Process

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, 2022. The application can be submitted in Danish or English.

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