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The Ila Dalmia FICA Research Grant 2020

The Ila Dalmia FICA Research Grant 2020

The Ila Dalmia FICA Research Grant 2020

About The Ila Dalmia FICA Research Grant 2020

The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art invites applications for the Ila Dalmia FICA Research Grant 2020.

 

The Ila Dalmia FICA Research Grant 2020, instituted by FICA with the support of art historian and curator Yashodhara Dalmia in the memory of her sister Ila Dalmia, aims to provide an annual grant to support research on Indian modern and contemporary art. The grant amount of Rs. Two Lakhs will focus on supporting an independent, year-long research project by a selected Indian applicant.

 

We invite applications from individuals who are interested in developing research in the field of visual arts with particular focus on Indian modern and contemporary Indian art. The project could include more general considerations of curation, art writing and criticism, critical analysis of Indian art history, archival research, institutional histories, an interdisciplinary analysis of theory and practice in the visual arts, the art economy, among others. The expected project should include first-hand research and engagement with art and art historical material.

The candidate must provide clear points of inquiry and a starting methodology for the research. You can look at past recipients of the grant here.

 

Eligibility

 

* Applicant should be above 18 years of age at the time of submission of application.
* Applicant should be an Indian citizen
* Applicant should have a post graduate degree in humanities.
* Applications are open only to individuals.
* The proposal can be part of a larger research project that is currently underway. The applicant must clearly chart out what portion of the research will be undertaken as part of this Grant.

 

The Recipient of the Grant

 

* Will be expected to complete their research within the one year period of the grant.
* Will have to submit two copies of the completed final research paper, with references, bibliography and other documentation material at the end of the one year to FICA.
* He/she will also have to provide two interim reports to share the progress on the project.
* Will be invited by FICA to present their research upon completion at a public event. The venue and date will be decided mutually with the grantee, and the funds for this will be made available separately.
* Will have to submit a final expense statement with a break-up of the funds received.

 

Application details for submission: Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted.

 

* Completed Application Form, downloadable from :  Ila_Dalmia_FICA_Research_Grant_2020

 

* Research Proposal (max. 2000 words) that gives a short description of the topic of study, research methodology, and key research questions.

 

* Please attach a reference Bibliography for your research in the same document. Please include images or videos of works to support your proposal if necessary.

 

* A Projected Budget towards which the grant money will be spent (travel, accommodation, books, photocopying, printing, library fees, etc.).

 

* Also, include a Timeline for project development in the same document.

 

* Two samples of published papers. (You could also submit unpublished writing samples)

 

* Recent CV.

 

* Names of two Referees complete with contact details – name, telephone, email address, position, organisation, and postal address.

 

In case of any further queries, please write to info(at)ficart.org.

 

For more details & Eligibility, Terms and Conditions please refer the Official Website 

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