The Anne van Biema Fellowship
December 15, 2021.
The Anne van Biema Fellowship was established by bequest to promote excellence in research and publication on the Japanese visual arts. Fellowships support research at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Research proposals are evaluated in terms of merit, originality, methodology, and potential for significant publication that will advance scholarly and public understanding of the Japanese visual arts. Interdisciplinary proposals with a primary focus on Japanese visual arts are considered.
The Anne van Biema Fellowship is intended to provide an environment conducive to research, writing, and collegial discourse. Fellows are expected to devote themselves full-time to the proposed project, to participate in the scholarly community and programs of the museums, and to present a research-in-progress seminar during the period of the appointment.
Scholars of all nationalities are welcome to apply. Meeting requirements for and obtaining required visas for residence and research in the United States is the responsibility of the applicant. Upon request, the museums will supply documentation of the award of the fellowship, dates of appointment, and financial support.
Awards are made to scholars at the post-doctoral or senior levels.
Two to nine months. Appointments begin between April 1 and December 1 of the same calendar year.
Maximum stipend of $37,800 for nine months; be prorated for shorter terms.
The fellowship includes round-trip travel at US government rates from the fellow’s residence to Washington, DC. Additional support not to exceed $2,500 may be provided for approved research and travel expenses.