ISELP Open Call Scientific Residencies September-December 2021 & January-April 2022


ISELP is offering a scientific residency program open to all emerging researchers.

Through this program, ISELP wants to encourage research related to contemporary arts and cultural disciplines,
studied collectively rather than individually, and to the relationship between art, culture and contemporary society, in order to promote the emergence of new viewpoints and communicate these to the various audiences. It could be research in art history or any other human sciences discipline.

The scientific residency program offers a grant and pedagogical support in the context of a first individual and non-academic project. It promotes pure research, without a predetermined goal, taking an in-depth look at one or more aspects of contemporary artistic culture. Rigour and objectivity will be required to guide the exploration work conducted by the applicants.

This program offers professional experience and is open to all human sciences researchers who have a defined field of research and a clear project related to modern contemporary artistic culture.

This call is for the next two research residencies, the first taking place from September to December 2021 and the second from January to April 2022.

Applications must be submitted in a two-part file:
1 – A note of intent containing the motivation, the general research concerns, the specific intentions for the residency and a description of the methodology used (maximum three pages)
2 – A curriculum vitae (maximum two pages)
This document, with a maximum of five pages, must be sent by email to the head of the scientific residency program in the form of a single pdf file. It may be in French or English.

The residents are invited to describe their project and explain how a residency will contribute to it. They will be selected by a panel of experts on the basis of the file. The selected resident will receive a grant of €2,000 (two thousand euros).

He/she will receive pedagogical support from the responsible for the residency program and will be given access to the Documentation Centre via the archivist. If it appears relevant, he/she will be able to present his/her research at public or semi-public ISELP events in consultation with the responsible for the residency program and the curator team.

The project may be conducted in English or French. Since the research setting is French – speaking, the selected
resident must be able to speak French. This program is dedicated to independent, non-financed research,
performed outside of any academic or institutional framework. The nature and timescale of the support program will depend on the needs and wishes of the residents as well as the availability and capacity of the ISELP team.

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