The musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac offers every year doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships to support Ph.D. candidates and early career scholars in pursuing innovative research projects. The academic fields concerned are: anthropology, ethnomusicology, art history, history, archaeology, sociology, performance studies.
The research topics concerned are: Western and non-Western arts, material and immaterial heritage, museum institutions and their collections, technology, ritual performance and material culture.
The projects most likely to benefit from the environment of the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac will be examined with particular attention.
During the year of their fellowship, the laureates will present in the museum’s Research and Higher Education Department’s internal seminar a scientific paper intended for later publication. They will be required to deliver a detailed report to the museum’s research department at the end of the fellowship.
Three doctoral fellowships are offered to support PhD candidates in completing their dissertation; candidates must be at least in the third year (post-fieldwork writing stage) of their doctoral program during the academic year 2018-2019 (in a university in France or abroad). This fellowship scheme is not designed to fund fieldwork or archival research. It specifically concerns doctoral studies on non-European societies.
The doctoral fellowships are limited to a period of 12 months (non-renewable), from October the 1st to September the 30th of each year. They consist in a monthly allowance which in 2018 will be of 1300 € net and will be awarded after assessment and selection of the applications by the Museum’s Scientific Committee. No condition of nationality applies.
Five postdoctoral fellowships are offered to early career scholars to collectively develop a one year research program on the theme “Circulation of objects and images”. Each of these terms must be understood in its broadest sense to account for all their possible relations: “objects” means all the artefacts gathered in the museum collections, in France and abroad ; “images” means any form of visual or sound presence : paintings, graphic arts, photographs, cinema, recordings... The study of their circulation will focus on describing trajectories – contexts of production, starting points, means of transportation, velocities, thresholds of transformation, “check” and “choke” points, returns – which reveal past or present forms of cultural globalization.
The postdoctoral fellowships are limited to a period of 12 months (non-renewable), from October the 1st to September the 30th of each year. They consist in a monthly wage of 2 111,09 € gross in 2018.
They are awarded after assessment of the applications and auditions of a shortlist of ten candidates by the Museum’s Scientific Committee. The audition of the shortlisted applicants will take place at the end of June at the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac or by videoconference.
Applicants may apply for this scheme for up to 5 years after having been awarded their doctoral degree, that is after the 1st of January 2013. In order to apply for the postdoctoral fellowships, the candidate’s Ph.D. thesis must be submitted at the latest by the end of 2018. No condition of nationality applies.
To be registered, the complete application folder must be sent electronically and by post before Monday, the 26th of March 2018 at midnight.