The Marc de Montalembert Prize INHA 2018 [fr]


Deadline 30th November 2017

The Marc de Montalembert Foundation and the French Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA) have formed a partnership to sponsor the Marc de Montalembert Prize of 9,000 euros. The grant will be awarded to support a research project whose results constitute an original contribution to the knowledge of art and culture in the Mediterranean world. The Foundation will also offer the grant holder the possibility of a residency at its headquarters in Rhodes, Greece.


To be eligible the Candidate Must :

- be born in a country bordering the Mediterranean or be a citizen of that country ;
- be under 35 years of age on November 30, 2017 ;
- hold a PhD degree (doctorate).
The recipient will have to provide documentation substantiating his/her eligibility before confirmation of the nomination.

Evaluation of Candidates

In evaluating the candidates the jury will consider their curriculum vitae, their project’s originality and importance, feasibility, and relevance to the Mediterranean world. Project presentations should be written preferably in French, though those in English will be also considered. They must include a work schedule, an explicit description of how the project relates to one of the Institute’s 8 fields of research (see the website), an estimate of expenses, and a presentation of anticipated results and possibilities for publication. The research proposal must be accompanied by a hand-written letter of intent in French and two letters of recommendation by qualified research professionals capable of certifying the dependability of the candidate as well as the quality of the research project.
Only individual projects will be considered.

Implementation of the grant

The project will be carried out during the maximum duration of year. It will begin with a month in Paris as a visiting scholar of the Institute, and, upon completion of the project, a second stay in Paris will take place during which the results of the grant holder’s work will be presented publicly. The cost of both trips and living expenses will be respectively covered by the Foundation and the Institute with a flat-rate contribution of 1000 euros per stay. The grant holder will receive scientific advinsing from a member of the Institute’s academic staff, with whom s/he will be in regular contact for the duration of the project. The winner of the grant commits to presenting an article at the end of the project which describes the achievements for a possible publication. The result of his/her work will be published in an appropriate form with the help of the Institute.


- Applications will be accepted from October 2, 2017 to November 30, 2017, either directly online via the INHA’s website or through postal mail.
- Application deadline: November 30, 2017 online or by mail (postmarked by the date).
- The Prize winner will be announced in the second half of January 2018.

Important reminders (documents in pdf to be submitted when applying online)

Applications must include: a curriculum vitae, a hand-written letter of intent in French, the project written in French or English, the project’s link with one of the Institute’s specific programs of study, a work schedule and budget estimate (research fees and subsistence allowance are eligible. This is not the case for the publication fees), anticipated results, and at least two recommendation letters.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.


History of ancient art and archeology;
History of art from the 4th to the 15th century;
History of art from the 14th to the 19th century;
History of art from the 18th to the 21st century;
History and theory of the history of art and heritage;
History of collections, history of art and cultural institutions, economics of art;
History of globalized art;
History of disciplines and artistic techniques.

Mailing Address

Institut national d’histoire de l’art
Département des Études
et de la Recherche
2, rue Vivienne
75002 Paris - France


Secretariat of the Department
of Study and Research :
01 47 03 85 81
Email :
INHA-Prix Marc de Montalembert
Fondation Marc de Montalembert

Dernière modification : 25/09/2017

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