The National Gallery of Canada launched today a call for applications for its annual Rodger and Joann McLennan Canadian War Art Research Fellowship. Interested art historians, curators, critics, conservators, graduate students and other professionals working worldwide in the visual arts or in museology and related disciplines in the humanities and social sciences have until April 1st, 2020 to submit their proposals. The fellowship is aimed at Canadian and foreign candidates who have a cutting-edge research project on Canadian or Indigenous war art. The successful candidate will receive a maximum grant of $5,000 CAD.
“We hope to receive a wide variety of applications. We look forward to making our research resources available to the successful candidate and supporting a project that deepens and enriches our knowledge of Canadian military and war art,” said Library, Archives and Research Fellowship Program Chief Cyndie Campbell.
The jury, made up of curators and employees from the National Gallery of Canada and other institutions, will examine the proposals based on the significance, the originality, as well as the goals and potential contributions of the research. Projects that intend to reach a wide-range of public audiences physically, in print or digitally will be favored. The fellowship recipient will be announced April 2020. The research program will run from May 4, 2020 to December 31, 2020.
Application details can be found on the Gallery website.
About the Rodger and Joann McLennan War Art Research Fellowship
This fellowship supports original research by scholars undertaking publishing, exhibition, and thesis and dissertation work or their equivalents in Canadian or Indigenous military or war art. Research must relate to painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking or other media, and emphasize the use and investigation of the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Canadian War Museum, and Library and Archives Canada
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