The Fondation Giacometti supports significant contributions in the field of the history of modern art
The Institut Giacometti in Paris runs a research programme on the history of modern art: the École des Modernités. The aim of this programme is to support original projects in the study of the art of the modern period (1905-1960).
As part of this programme, the Institut Giacometti supports original research on the modern period through access to its research centre, research residencies and publishing support in the form of a collection of essays. One of the main themes of the programme is cosmopolitan modernity in Paris.
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Publication Grant “École des Modernités” Book Collection
The École des Modernités' collection of monographs, jointly published with Fage Éditions, offers unpublished texts which are the results of recent research on little-known or yet-to-be-discovered artists or movements that contributed to the vitality of cosmopolitan Paris in the Modern period. It aims to support young art historians in their first significant publications while making the results of their research accessible to a wide audience.
This call for applications for publication in the "École des Modernités" collection of monographs is addressed to young researchers whose work focuses on the art of the modern period (1905-1960) and who offer original perspectives, either through choice of subject matter or the angle adopted. Successful candidates will have their study published in the form of a book of approximately ninety pages, in the "École des Modernités" collection. They will receive a fixed fee of 800 euros. The joint publishers will cover the costs of proofreading, editing and distribution and will provide 30 copies of the book to the author.
The Institute offers facilitated access to the archives and library of the Institut Giacometti, as well as research support for the successful candidate.
The École des Modernités research residencies provide researchers with a studio apartment at the Institut Giacometti, 5, rue Victor Schœlcher in Paris (14th arrondissement), for a period of 3 weeks (doctoral and post-doctoral research - extendable to 6 weeks, on justified request) or 1 week (pre-doctoral research, Master's level). In addition to a fully equipped self-contained studio flat, researchers have access to the Institut Giacometti’s archives and library during opening hours. The residencies are intended to support the research work of young art historians.
Résidence de recherche 2023
Nat Paterson est doctorant à l’université de Glasgow.
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Samina Iqbal est artiste, historienne de l'art et universitaire, actuellement professeure associée au Department of Media Studies, Art & Design, à la Lahore School of Economics, au Pakistan.
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Fabiola Martinez Rodriguez est historienne de l’art, diplômée de l’University of the Arts de Londres et responsable du programme d’histoire de l’art à la Saint Louis University (SLU) de Madrid.
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Call for applications 2023 grants
The calls for applications for the 2023 grants are available below, with a deadline of 4 June 2023 for both the "School of Modernities" book collection and for the research residencies.
Apart from this call for applications, Institut Giacometti also welcomes unsolicited proposals throughout the year, to be sent either by post or to email@example.com, for the attention of Hugo Daniel, PhD, Head of the programme.
Due to the annually limited number of research residencies (only one studio apartment being available), applicants are strongly encouraged to reapply if their project is not selected at the first application.
Note: if you encounter difficulties while downloading the pdf files below, please refer to the french page of the site: https://www.fondation-giacometti.fr/fr/bourse
Research residency 2022
PhD in Art History and "Leverhulme Early Career Fellow" associate researcher in Contemporary Chinese Art at Birmingham City University.
Institut Giacometti 2019 residence fellow
Researcher and graduate of the J.J. School of Art in Bombay is the 2019 grant recipient of the Research Residency Grant of the Giacometti Institute for the research on Indian modernity, in the École des Modernités research programs. This grant is supported by DAG (Delhi Art Gallery).
Institut Giacometti 2019 fellow
Former student of the École normale supérieure de Lyon and graduate of the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris
Institut Giacometti 2018 fellow
PhD student at the University of Paris IV - Sorbonne
Winner of the 2018 Institut Giacometti Research Grant