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The Marc de Montalembert Prize for Mediterranean Research Projects

The Marc de Montalembert Foundation and the French Institut national d'histoire de l'art (INHA) have formed a partnership to sponsor the Marc de Montalembert Prize of 8,000 euros. The grant will be awarded to support a research project whose outcome must constitute an original contribution to the knowledge of the arts of the Mediterranean world. The Foundation will also offer the grant holder the possibility of a residenceship at its headquarters in Rhodes, Greece. To be eligible the candidate must:

  • be born in a country bordering the Mediterranean or be a citizen of that country,
  • be under 35 years of age on 1 November 2013,
  • hold a PhD degree (doctorate) or be of equivalent academic stature.

The evaluation of candidates will be based on their curriculum vitae and on their project's originality, feasibility and relevance to the Mediterranean world. The project presentations should be written preferably in French, though those in English will be also considered. They must include a work schedule, a precise indication of how the candidate intends to work within one of the Institute's specific academic research field, an estimate of expenses, a description of the final form the project will take, and specifications concerning its potential publication. The research proposal must be accompanied by a hand-written covering letter of intent in French, and two letters of reference by qualified professionals capable of certifying the dependability of the candidate as well as the quality of the research project. Only individual projects will be considered.

The project will be carried out over a period of one year. It will comprise first a month in Paris as a visiting scholar of the Institute, and, upon completion of the project, a second stay in Paris during which the result of the grant holder's work will presented to a selected public. The cost of both trips and living expenses incurred will be covered jointly by the Foundation and the Institute. The grant holder will receive the benefit of tutorial counsel from a member of the Institute's academic staff with whom (s)he will stay in touch for the duration of the project. The result of his(er) work will be published in an appropriate form with the help of the Institute.

Application deadline is 1 November 2013.

The applications must include: a curriculum vitae, a photograph of an official identity document, the project written in French or English, the project's link with one of the Institute specific field of study, a work schedule, a budget estimate, a hand-written letter of intent, and two recommendation letters.

Mailing Address: Institut national d'histoire de l'art, Département des Etudes et de la Recherche, Prix Marc de Montalembert 2014 2, rue Vivienne 75002 Paris, France.

Contact: Secretariat of the Department of Study and Research, tel.:01 47 03 85 81; e-mail: der-dir@inha.fr

Information: INHA-Prix Marc de Montalembert - www.inha.fr, Fondation Marc de Montalembert - www.fondationmdm.com, www.fondationmdm.com/usr_files/PrixMontalembert2014.pdf