The musée du quai Branly offers every year doctoral and post-doctoral scholarships 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 and material culture.

The projects most likely to benefit from the environment of the musée du quai Branly will be examined with particular attention.

Laureates will be required to deliver a detailed scientific report to the museum’s research department at the end of the fellowship.

 

Doctoral fellowships

 Three doctoral fellowships are offered to support PhD candidates in completing their dissertation; candidates must be at least in the third year of their doctoral program during the academic year 2013-2014 (in a university in France or abroad). This fellowship scheme is not designed to fund fieldwork or archival research.

 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 2012 was of 1300 Euros net and are awarded after assessment and selection of the applications by the Museum’s Scientific Committee. No condition of nationality applies.

 

Postdoctoral fellowships

 Five postdoctoral fellowships are offered to early career scholars who would like to work on a research project hosted at the musée du quai Branly. One of these fellowships is funded by Mrs. Nahed Ojjeh, a major benefactor of the Société des Amis du musée du quai Branly.

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 allowance which was of 1700 Euros net in 2012. They are awarded after assessment and selection of the applications by the Museum’s Scientific Committee. No condition of nationality applies. Applicants may apply for this scheme for up to five years after having been awarded their doctoral degree. In order to apply for the postdoctoral fellowships, the candidate’s Ph.D. thesis must be submitted by the end of 2013.

 

Application forms can be downloaded from their website www.quaibranly.fr

To be registered, the complete application folder must be sent electronically and by post before the 8th of April 2013 at midnight:

 - electronically to the following address bourses@quaibranly.fr : the different files will be gathered into a single one. This latter will be sent under specific format [Candidate’s NAME.doc or pdf], and it will be smaller than 5M0.

 - by post to the following address (mentioning ‘Candidature Bourse doctorale/postdoctorale’ on the envelope), the application form being dated and signed:

 

musée du quai Branly

Département de la recherche et de l’enseignement

222, rue de l’Université

75343 Paris Cedex 07

FRANCE

 

The names of the successful candidates will be posted on the museum’s website at the beginning of July 2013.