From 2017, the Novo Nordisk Foundation is increasing its support of art history and practice-oriented art history by vastly increasing the number of Mads Øvlisen PhD scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships awarded.
Since 2016, the Foundation has awarded two PhD scholarships annually, one in art history and one in practice-oriented art research. Since 2012, the Foundation has also awarded three postdoctoral fellowships in art history research, practice-oriented art research and art and bioscience, respectively. From 2017, the Foundation will increase these annual numbers to five PhD scholarships and four postdoctoral fellowships.
The Foundation will award the five Mads Øvlisen PhD scholarships within the following research fields:
- one related to art history research before 1900;
- one related to art history research after 1900;
- one related to practice-oriented pictorial art;
- one related to practice-oriented curating; and
- one for a proposed project with special potential regardless of the field or era.
The Foundation will award the four Mads Øvlisen postdoctoral fellowships within the following research fields:
- two related to art history research;
- one related to practice-oriented art research (pictorial art or curating); and
- one related to art and bio- and natural sciences.
“In recent years, the Foundation has received many more outstanding applications for PhD scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships than we could award. We have therefore decided to boost this area. This also applies to practice-oriented research. Internationally, employers in higher art education are giving higher priority to PhD degrees when hiring teachers. This makes the scholarships and fellowships especially important and attractive,” says Jacob Wamberg, Chair of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Committee on Art History Research and Committee on Art History Research – Mads Øvlisen Scholarships.
A Mads Øvlisen PhD scholar receives DKK 1.6 million over three years. A Mads Øvlisen postdoctoral fellow receives DKK 1.2 million over 2 years. Recipients of a scholarship or fellowship must be affiliated with a research institution in Denmark.
Applications may be submitted through the Foundation’s website starting on 29 November 2016.
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