AMERICAN ORIENTAL SOCIETY: Louise Wallace Hackney Fellowship for the Study of Chinese Art

Deadline: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 12:00
Discipline: 
Humanities & Arts
Region: 
Asia

This fellowship covers a period of 12 months, extending from July 1st of the year of the award until June 30th of the following year, and the stipends are dispensed in monthly payments during this period. In exceptional circumstances payments may be combined to cover the initial costs of travel or research materials. These special arrangements can be agreed upon in consultation with the Office of the Secretary-Treasurer of the Society. The fellowship is conceived to permit the study of Chinese art, with special relation to painting and its reflection of Chinese culture, and to permit the translation into English of works upon the said subject for the purpose of furthering a better understanding of Chinese painting in the United States. The Fellowship shall permit travel by those to whom an award is given, if such travel is possible. This award is open only to individuals who are citizens of the United States, and while it is possible to apply for a renewal of this grant it may not be done in consecutive years. In no case shall a fellowship be awarded to scholars of well recognized standing, but shall be given to either men or women who show aptitude for promise in the said field of learning. The aim of the Hackney Fellowship is to remind scholars that Chinese art, like all art, is not a disembodied creation, but the outgrowth of the life and culture from which it has sprung, and it is requested that scholars give special attention to this approach in their study. The closing date for the application is March 1st; awards will be announced near the end of April. Winning candidates are selected by two committees of specialists in the field.