Jack Nisberg, Atelier d'Alberto Giacometti, vers mai 1965, coll.Fondation Giacometti, Paris.
© Succession Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris et ADAGP, Paris)
© Jack Nisberg

École des modernités



Fondation Giacometti -  Grants

Petit homme qui marche © Patricia Matisse

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.

To receive information on research at the Fondation Giacometti and the "École des Modernités", subscribe to the programme's newsletter on the Fondation Giacometti.

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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The École des Modernités' collection of monographs, jointly published with Fage Éditions, offers unpublished texts which are the results of recent research on little-known or yet-to-be-discovered artists or movements that contributed to the vitality of cosmopolitan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.


Research residencies

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.

2023 residence fellow

Nat Paterson 

Nat Paterson is a PhD student at the University of Glasgow, and is in a research residency at the Giacometti Institute. In his thesis, entitled "Léopold Chauveau (1870-1940), monstrous diversity, and the widening of access", he analyzes Chauveau's creative practice in relation to the concept of "neurodiversity".

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Samina Iqbal 

Samina Iqbal is a practicing artist, art historian, and an academic, currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Media Studies, Art & Design, at the Lahore School of Economics, Pakistan.

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Fabiola Martinez

Fabiola Martínez Rodríguez received her PhD from the University of the Arts London, and since 2007 has been the director of the Art History program at SLU Madrid.

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Eva Smrekar

Eva Smrekar is a Master's student in philosophy and art history at the Faculty of Letters in Ljubljana, Slovenia.  

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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 recherche@fondation-giacometti.fr, 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

Fondation Giacometti -  Research residency 2022

Lauren Walden

PhD in Art History and "Leverhulme Early Career Fellow" associate researcher in Contemporary Chinese Art at Birmingham City University.

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Institut Giacometti 2019 residence fellow

Fondation Giacometti -  Institut Giacometti 2019 residence fellow

Jesal Thacker

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).

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Institut Giacometti 2019 fellow

Fondation Giacometti -  Institut Giacometti 2019 fellow

Marion Grébert

Former student of the École normale supérieure de Lyon and graduate of the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris

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Institut Giacometti 2018 fellow

Fondation Giacometti -  Institut Giacometti 2018 fellow

Marion Sergent

PhD student at the University of Paris IV - Sorbonne
Winner of the 2018 Institut Giacometti Research Grant

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To search for a work, consult the Alberto Giacometti Database