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RESEARCH GRANT

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation
Greater China Research Programme


The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Programme aims to support practitioners to utilise Asia Art Archive’s (AAA) extensive collection of primary source documents and develop new, in-depth historical research projects on topics relating to contemporary Chinese art.

The programme will offer research grants and a new residency for researchers starting in 2016.

Research Grants

Up to three individuals will be granted one-year fellowships to conduct research on contemporary art from China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. The top grantee will be awarded US$15,000 and is expected to research onsite at AAA in Hong Kong for up to two months in addition to fieldwork in the region relevant to the project. Up to two runners-up will be awarded US$5,000 each for their research projects.

Researchers-in-residence

Three experienced scholars or curators in the field will be invited to spend at least a week at AAA as short-term residents. They are expected to use the AAA collection for their research and to share their work in talks to follow.


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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Grant 2016

Deadline: Wed, 30 Nov 2016, 6pm HKT

Asia Art Archive announces a call for proposals for The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Grant. With support from The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, the grant offers one-year fellowships to up to three individuals to study the AAA collection and develop historical research projects on topics relating to contemporary art in Mainland China, Taiwan, Macau, and Hong Kong.
 
With a panel of judges, including curators and scholars in the field, AAA will assess applicants based on their knowledge of contemporary art in the Greater China region, relevant experience in the field, proposed methodology, and feasibility of the proposed research. 
 
APPLICATION GUIDELINES
 
Scope
 
Applicants are welcome to draw on AAA’s extensive collection of primary source documents from the Greater China region, and are encouraged to propose their own topics. Applicants can develop research proposals that explore specific periods of time, themes, or phenomena in contemporary art from a broad Chinese context. 


Eligible Applicants
 
Postgraduates (including pre-doctoral fellows) with a research focus on contemporary art or Greater China studies, and independent scholars and writers with solid research and publication track records.

Project Completion

The selected project is expected to begin in Dec 2016 and to complete by Dec 2017.
 
The top grantee will be required to submit interim reports updating AAA on his or her progress. Upon completion, the top grantee must submit to AAA all documents and original materials collected during the course of the project, a written paper, a complete bibliography, and an inventory of collected materials. The project will conclude with two public presentations by the grantee in Jan–Feb 2018 (one at AAA, Hong Kong).
 
Runner(s)-up will be required to submit a final paper and give a public presentation in Hong Kong or their relevant city.

Applicants are required to provide tentative timelines for the project.  
 
Budget
 
AAA will award US$15,000 (approx. HK$120,000) to the top grantee. Budgets should allow for a two-month residency in Hong Kong; research trips to Mainland China, Taiwan, and/or Macau during the AAA residency; and acquisition of new materials. 
 
Up to two runners-up will be awarded US$5,000 (approx. HK$40,000) each for their research projects.
 
Applicants are required to provide line item budgets with their proposals.  
 
Enquires & Proposal Submission
 
Please send enquiries and proposals to Asia Art Archive via email to research@aaa.org.hk with: 
 
  • CV (academic history, relevant past projects, and at least two references)
  • Research project description (objectives, approach, and background)
  • Tentative timeline
  • Budget proposal
Applicants may be contacted for additional information.