Call for Submissions: The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Grant 2015

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Application Deadline: 30 Jun 2015

Asia Art Archive (AAA) announces a call for proposals for The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Grant. With support from The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, the grant offers a one-year fellowship to support researchers to study AAA’s collection, and develop historical research projects on topics relating to contemporary art in mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

With a panel of judges, including professional curators and scholars in the field, AAA will assess and select the applicant based on his or her knowledge of contemporary art in the Greater China Region, relevant experience in the field, proposed methodology, and the substance of the proposed research together with its practicability and feasibility.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Scope
Applicants are welcome to propose their own topics, but are encouraged to draw on AAA’s extensive collection of primary source documents from the Greater China Region. Applicants can develop research proposals that explore specific periods of time, themes, or phenomena in contemporary art from a broad Chinese context.

Eligible Applicants
Postgraduates, including pre-doctoral fellows and currently enrolled PhD candidates with a research focus on contemporary art or Greater China studies; and independent scholars and writers with solid research and publication track records.

Project Completion

The selected project is expected to begin in September 2015 and to complete by September 2016.
The grantee will be required to submit interim reports updating AAA on his or her progress of the project. Upon the project’s completion, the grantee must submit to AAA all documents and original materials collected during the course of the project, a written paper, a complete bibliography, and an inventory of collected materials. The project will conclude with two public presentations by the grantee (one at AAA, Hong Kong).
Applicants are required to provide tentative timelines for the project.

Budget
AAA will award US$15,000 (approx. HK$120,000) to the successful candidate. Budgets should allow for a two-month residency in Hong Kong, research trips to Mainland China and/or Taiwan during the AAA residency, and acquisition of new materials.
Applicants are required to provide line item budgets with their proposals.

Enquires & Proposal Submission
Please send enquiries and proposals to Asia Art Archive via email to research@aaa.org.hk with:
  • CV (academic history, relevant past projects, and at least two references)
  • Research project description (objectives, approach, and background)
  • Tentative timeline
  • Budget proposal
Applicants may be contacted for additional information.
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