M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship

Deadline: 24 July 2017
Open to: individuals of all nationalities whose areas of research are in design, architecture or a related field
Scholarships: 40,000 HKD (around 5,150 USD) per month for three to six months to cover research-related and living costs

Description

The M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship program aims to support an original research project investigating issues relating to design and architecture in the Greater Pearl River Delta region, and between the region and other parts of the world. Apart from expanding the current body of knowledge in these areas, it is hoped that the findings from the fellowship will also inform future acquisitions and other programs at M+.

The successful applicant will be attached to M+ for three to six months in 2018, conducting independent research, preferably on a full-time basis. The fellow is encouraged to engage in intellectual exchanges with the museum’s curatorial staff and participate in its programs. While outcomes may vary, the fellowship should at the minimum result in a paper (5,000 words or more) disseminated digitally or in print through M+ and Design Trust’s platforms, as well as a lecture as part of the museum’s public program. nforms the present, and contributes to the future of visual culture within an even more interconnected global landscape. The museum takes an interdisciplinary approach that both challenges and respects existing boundaries while creating a meeting point for a multiplicity of perspectives, narratives, and audiences.

Eligibility

  • Applications are welcome from individuals of all nationalities whose areas of research are in design, architecture or a related field. However, the provision of the fellowship will ultimately depend on the result of the fellow’s ability to obtain a visa for Hong Kong;
  • Applicants should either hold a post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline or an undergraduate degree with minimum three years relevant professional work or academic research experience;
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English is also required.

Scholarships

  • The selected fellow will be provided a lump-sum stipend of up to 40,000 HKD (around 5,150 USD) per month for three to six months to cover research-related and living costs. (The monthly stipend may be prorated for a part-time fellow, depending on individual circumstances.);
  • An overseas fellow may request a one-time travel subsidy of up to 10,000 HKD (around 1,290 USD), covering the cost of transportation to and from Hong Kong.

How to Apply?

Applicants are required to provide:

  • A completed application form;
  • A full curriculum vitae covering education, professional experience, honors, awards, and publications;
  • Two letters of recommendation (academic or professional), submitted directly from the references;
  • Three to five pieces of relevant written work, published or unpublished.

Please send all application materials digitally and address inquiries to designfellow@mplus.org.hk.

For more information please visit the official web page.