Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach PhD Grant 2019

Das Kunsthistorische Institut der Freien Universität Berlin verleiht im Jahr 2019 das dritte Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Promotionsstipendium für Dissertationsvorhaben im Fachgebiet der Kunstgeschichte Afrikas. Das Institut hat auch ein Symposium zur „Alten und Älteren Kunst Afrikas“ vorgesehen, an dessen Ausrichtung die Stipendiaten maßgeblich beteiligt sein werden. 

Förderungswürdig sind innovative Dissertationsvorhaben, die sich gezielt einem Thema der alten bzw. älteren Kunst Afrikas, einschließlich ihrer Aktualisierungen in der Gegenwart, widmen und als Kooperationen mit Museums- oder bedeutenden Privatsammlungen in Europa wie auch in Afrika angelegt sind. Die geförderten Vorhaben sollen zur Profilierung und damit zur nachhaltigen Verankerung des Fachgebiets der Kunst Afrikas beitragen. 


    The Institute of Art History at Freie Universität Berlin will be awarding the third Alfried Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach PhD Grant for dissertation projects in the field of African art history. Applicants are invited to submit PhD proposals focusing on historical and tradition-based arts including their repercussions into the present art scene. The research may be designed as co-operation projects with museums or important private collections in Europe as well as in Africa.

    The successful candidate is expected to hold an excellent Master’s degree in African art history or related disciplines and show proof of academic excellence. He or she is expected to present an innovative dissertation project which can successfully be completed within the three-year grant period. Research experience in Africa as well as publications or exhibition projects are welcome. The grantee will take up residence in Berlin throughout the grant period and participate in the activities of the Institute of Art History.

    Applications are invited from students of all nationalities. Non-native German speakers should show German language proficiency of at least C1 level.

    The grant will initially be awarded for three years, with an option of a six-month extension. The monthly grant rate is € 1.300. Research stays in African countries are encouraged and supported for six months or less with an additional allowance of up to € 1.000 per month.

    Application documents:

    • Completed application form
    • CV
    • Copy of the Master’s thesis
    • Copies of published texts
    • Proposal of the dissertation project (max. 4.000 words) including a detailed work plan and a schedule
    • Copies of university degrees and diplomas
    • Letters of recommendation by two university teachers

    Application deadline: July 31, 2019

    Contact Info:  Complete application documents (including the Master’s thesis) must be sent electronically in the form of PDF documents to the division Arts of Africa at the FU Berlin: [email protected]