Fondation Giacometti : Call for applications – Research Grant of the Institut Giacometti, Paris for the History of Modern Art (1905-1960)

The Institut Giacometti in Paris offers a programme of research into the history of modern art: the École des Modernités (School of Modernities). The aim of this programme is to support original projects for the study of the art of the modern period (1905-1960).

Within the framework of this programme, the Institut Giacometti gives its support to unpublished research into the modern period by providing access to its research centre, funding for a study grant and support for publishing in the form of a literature collection. The cosmopolitan modern movement in Paris is one of the focal points of this programme.

To receive information about research at the Institut Giacometti and the École des Modernités (School of Modernities) : or

The Institut Giacometti Research Grant is awarded to support significant contributions to the history of modern art. It is aimed at young researchers whose work focuses on the art of the modern period (1905-1960), and which offers original perspectives, either because of the subject chosen or the angle adopted.

The award recipient of the Institut Giacometti Research Grant will receive a grant of 10,000 euros, and will be invited to contribute to the research activities of the Institut Giacometti in Paris, within the École des Modernité (School of Modernities) program (lectures, seminars, workshops,…). The Institut Giacometti offers ready access to the Fondation Giacometti’s archives and the Institut Giacometti’s library, together with mentoring for the successful candidate’s research.

Eligibility requirements

The proposed projects must be original and not published anywhere else, in the past or the future. They should be based on primary sources which are, at least partially, unpublished. Study projects, of a maximum length of two pages (5,000 signs including spaces) should be submitted either in French or English.

Candidates should hold a minimum qualification of master’s degree in Art History or Aesthetics at the time of application.

The duration of the research depends on the nature of the subject but should not exceed one year.

Application file

The application file must include:

– A research project (5,000 characters spaces including spaces)

– A timescale for the project

– A curriculum vitae specifying current situation, training, research undertaken, and publications and academic papers

– An extract from a written study, preferably published (25,000 characters maximum)

All these elements should be sent in PDF format in a single mail (by naming the files in the following form: SURNAME_Firstname_bourse.pdf). The grants are awarded by a selection committee. Only applications containing all these elements will be considered. Completed applications should be sent by email to the Institut Giacometti (, or by post to 5, rue Victor Schœlcher, Paris XIV, no later than the 2nd of September 2019.


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