15 January 2019. (11:59 PM)
The Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF)
The Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship program was launched in 2007 to provide outstanding visual artists from across the world a unique opportunity to work with Smithsonian museums, research sites, collections, and scholars, so they may conduct research that inspires new artwork. SARF Fellows spend one to two months in residence at the Smithsonian immersed in its unparalleled collections and multidisciplinary scholarly expertise, building connections between art, science, history, and culture.
The program embodies the depth and breadth of the Smithsonian. Fellows have studied not only what is on view in the Smithsonian’s nineteen museums and National Zoo, but also the vast collections in non-public areas, libraries, archives, gardens, laboratories, storage facilities and field sites in the U.S. and abroad.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- Visual Arts.
ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.
One to two months.
You are eligible to apply for a SARF Fellowship if the following applies to you:
- Secured a nomination and submitted a complete and valid nomination form to [email protected] by the deadline listed on the form.
- Received an email from Office of Fellowships and Internships acknowledging receipt of a nomination form.
- Received an email from the Office of Fellowships and Internships inviting you to apply.
- Outstanding visual artist.
- Strong exhibition history beyond the home region.
- Demonstrated record of artistic accomplishment.
- Ability to create a strong research proposal that utilizes Smithsonian specific resources.
- Ability to independently secure a nomination and a Smithsonian advisor.
- U.S. citizens and foreign nationals with proficiency in written and spoken English.
- Ability to independently arrange accommodation and travel.
- Self-reliant and flexible.
You are NOT eligible to apply for a SARF Fellowship if the following applies to you:
- Undergraduate students and MFA candidates.
- Smithsonian employee or contractors if the Smithsonian Fellowship would coincide with their employment.
- Any person who has been employed or under contract with the Smithsonian in the previous year is ineligible for a Smithsonian Fellowship unless he/she is given approval from the Office of Fellowships and Internships.
- Applicant must have capabilities to independently arrange accommodation and travel; Self-assured and flexible.
- One-time relocation cost.
- Research Allowance of up to $2,000.
First Step: Consider the research you want to conduct at the Smithsonian.
Second Step: Find a Smithsonian research staff member in the Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study (SORS) whose research relates to the research you want to conduct at the Smithsonian.
Third Step: Reach out to the Smithsonian research staff member to discuss your research and ask if s/he would be willing to 1) nominate you and 2) serve as your advisor during a 1-2 month fellowship if you are selected.
Fourth Step: If the Smithsonian research staff member agrees to nominate you, send that researcher your Nomination Form. The Smithsonian researcher completes Section I and returns the form to you. You complete Section II and send the completed form to [email protected] by the deadline listed on the form.
Sixth Step: After receiving an email from the Office of Fellowships and Internships confirm the receipt of the nomination form.
Seventh Step: Secure your nomination and submit it complete and valid to [email protected] before the closing date.
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This Scholarship Published by:
” Alaa Eddine Ghorab/ Algeria “
Reviewed by “Alyaa Abdelraouf/ Egypt”
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