Marc de Montalembert Prize

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    Institut national d'histoire de l'art
    Mobility Incoming
    Recognised Researcher (R2) (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)



The Marc de Montalembert Foundation and the Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA) have formed a

partnership to sponsor the Marc de Montalembert Prize of 9,000 euros.

The grant will be awarded to support a research project whose results

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 residency 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 November 30, 2018;
  • hold a PhD degree (doctorate).
  • The recipient will have to provide documentation substantiating his/her eligibility before confirmation of the nomination.

Evaluation of candidates

In evaluating the candidates the jury will consider their curriculum

vitae, their project’s originality and importance, feasibility, and

relevance to the Mediterranean world. Project presentations should be

written preferably in French, though those in English will be also

considered. They must include a work schedule, an explicit description

of how the project relates to one of the Institute’s 8 fields of research,

an estimate of expenses, and a presentation of anticipated results and

possibilities for publication. The research proposal must be accompanied

by a hand-written letter of intent in French and two letters of

recommendation by qualified research professionals capable of certifying

the dependability of the candidate as well as the quality of the

research project.

Only individual projects will be considered.

Implementation of the grant

The project will be carried out during the maximum duration of year. It

will begin with a month in Paris as a visiting scholar of the INHA, and,

upon completion of the project, a second stay in Paris will take place

during which the results of the grant holder’s work will be presented

publicly. The cost of both trips and living expenses will be

respectively covered by the Foundation and the INHA with a flat-rate

contribution of 1000 euros per stay. The grant holder will receive

scientific advinsing from a member of the INHA’s academic staff, with

whom s/he will be in regular contact for the duration of the project.

The winner of the grant commits to presenting an article at the end of

the project which describes the achievements for possible publication.

The result of his/her work will be published in an appropriate form with

the help of the Institute.


- Applications will be accepted from October 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018,

through postal mail, attn : Mme la professeure France Nerlich,

directrice du département des études et de la recherche, Institut

national d’histoire de l’art, 2, rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, with  copy

at : der-dir @ inha.fr. (PDF documents to be sent by mail)

- Application deadline: November 30, 2018 by mail (postmarked by the date).

- The Prize winner will be announced in the second half of January 2019.

Application details

Applications must include: a curriculum vitae, a hand-written letter of intent in

French, the project written in French or English, the project’s link

with one of the INHA’s specific programs of study,

a work schedule and budget estimate (research fees and subsistance

allowance are eligible. This is not the case for the publication fees),

anticipated results, and at least two recommendation letters. Incomplete

applications will not be considered.




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