STIP: Research Grant DFK/INHA: Art market in France during the Occupation

Application deadline: Nov 5, 2019

The Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA) and the German Center for Art History Paris (DFK Paris) award a one-year grant for a research project on the art market in France during the Occupation.

The grant is aimed at art history researchers from France, Germany, and abroad undertaking a research project on the art market in France between 1940 and 1945. The recipients will spend six months each at the INHA and the DFK Paris. The goal of the grant is to support academic papers in this field as well as to offer the selected recipients a stimulating working environment intended to facilitate access to the archives and exchange with experts from around the world. The DFK Paris and the INHA have been encouraging papers and research on the history of the art market in the 20th century, particularly with regard to the exchange between France and Germany as well as to international networks within the art market and art criticism, for many years. Cooperation between the two institutions takes place as part of the bilateral program “Répertoire des acteurs du marché de l’art à Paris sous l’Occupation allemande” (INHA/Technische Universität Berlin), which examines the art market during the Occupation and its actors. Furthermore, both institutions are firmly embedded in the core research and documentation networks in this area of study. With this call for proposals for the joint research grant, the two institutions wish to provide the chosen grant recipients with an ideal basis for their work by placing precisely this research infrastructure at their disposal.

Funding Details

The grant provides recipients with 1,700€ per month for a duration of 12 months. The chosen candidate will be supported as a researcher for six months by the INHA and the DFK Paris respectively. The grant also provides for a work space as well as the use of the structural resources of both institutes. The grant recipient is required to submit both an interim and final report. We would like to point out that the funding described here is a grant and by no means an employment contract. The grant is intended solely for the purpose of funding the completion of the recipient’s own research project; direct guidance is not provided. The deciding criterion in the selection process is excellence.

Application Requirements

The grant is aimed at researchers still completing their studies or at the beginning of their careers (doctoral candidates and post-doctoral researchers) without restriction based on nationality. The only requirement is that the chosen candidate remain in close contact with both institutions in Paris throughout the duration of the funding period.

Selection Committee

The selection committee is composed of the director of the Département des études et de la recherche of the INHA, the director of the DFK Paris, and one further qualified person selected by both institutions. The committee assembles once a year to select the candidate for the following year.

Application Process

Applications for the 2020 selection must be uploaded to the INHA‘s specially designed application platform before midnight on November 5, 2019. Only in this way will applications be taken into consideration. The selection committee will convene in mid-November 2019.

The application file, which can be in French, German, or English, must include the following documents:
1. a cover letter addressed to the director of the Département des études et de la recherche of the INHA and the director of the DFK Paris
2. a curriculum vitae
3. a detailed project description (max. 6 pages) with a summary of the research project, an overview of the current state of research, as well as an explanation of the methodology and the objective of the project (publication of a dissertation, a post-doc project, an article, etc.). A bibliography with information on the source material to be studied as well as a project schedule should also be attached.
4. a letter of recommendation from a qualified specialist in the field of research.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

Further Information and Contact:

Secretary of the director of the Département des études et de la recherche, National Institute for Art History (INHA)
Tel.: +33 (0)1 47 03 85 81

German Center for Art History Paris (DFK Paris)
Department for grants, internships and support