STIP: Two PhD Scholarships at the Research Center for Informal Art (University of Bonn)

The Research Center for Informal Art, established in June 2019 at the Department of Art History at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University of Bonn, is awarding two PhD scholarships to begin on 1 January 2023.

Scholarship of the Foundation Reinhard & Sonja Ernst
Scholarship of the MKM-Foundation

Deadline: 31 Oct 2022

The two scholarships are each available for one year. They will initially be awarded for a period of twelve months, with the option to extend them twice for one year after a successful interim evaluation and depending on the consent of the donors. The amount of the scholarships is 1,400 € per month. The granting of travel costs is possible on request and if corresponding budget is available.

Area of Research:
The research should be in the field of German, European or non-European Informel Art, the Japanese Gutai Group or American Action Painting.

A university degree (Master’s degree) in art history is required for the application.

A connection of the research project to the Research Center for Informal Art, for example through supervision of the doctoral project, is desired, but is not a condition to get the grant. There is no obligation to reside in Bonn, but an active participation in the activities and events of the Research Center is desired.

Applications with an 8–10 page synopsis of the research project in German or English (content: research question, methodological considerations, current state of research, work and time schedule, bibliography), curriculum vitae, copies of degree certificates, contact details of two references as well as reading samples (max. 10 pages) should be sent electronically in a single PDF file to the secretary’s office of Prof. Dr. Christoph Zuschlag by 31 October 2022 under the keyword “Promotionssstipendium Informel”: Mrs Britta von der Gönna (

For further questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Christoph Zuschlag ( or Dr. des. Anne-Kathrin Hinz (