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Deadline: September 10th, 2018

Grant Amount: PKR 300,000*

The Lahore Biennale Foundation Research Fellowship is open to any individual or collective interested in researching any aspect of modern or contemporary art and visual culture of Pakistan.  Award selection will be based on the clear identification of the research methodology and archives used, and the relevance of the topic in contributing new knowledge and insight.

Applicants are welcome to propose their own topics but must conduct original research and appropriately contextualize it, which will then be presented in the form of a final draft. The research will be freely available to the public.

 

The recipient of this award is expected to:

  1. Conduct ethical research and appropriately contextualize it.
  2. Present final findings in a form that enables preservation and dissemination of knowledge gathered.
  3. Other partners and sponsors can also join the research as secondary partners with prior agreement with LBF.
  4. Agree that all research findings be open and made freely available to others, in the spirit of contributing to building an open and collaborative research ecosystem.

 

Who can apply?
You can apply if you:

  1. Hold a bachelor’s degree
  2. Are a resident of Pakistan or a member of its diaspora
  3. Researchers from any disciplinary approach (art history, cultural studies, social science, etc.) are encouraged to apply
  4. We welcome those who employ unfamiliar methods of inquiry

 

How to Apply

  1. Download the application form here
  2. Submit the completed application form no later than September 10th, 2018 by emailing it to research@lbf.org.pk along with the following
  3. A Project Proposal (maximum 1000 words, PDF) detailing:
    • Background, Premise and Present-Day Context
    • Proposed Methodologies
    • Timeline
    • Expected Deliverables
    • Statement of intent
    • How your budget will be allocated
  4. An updated CV (PDF)
  5. A sample research paper or another form of outcome of a research project from the past (PDF)

 

Time Frame:

  • Final selection will be made through a juried process by September 2018 and the successful candidate(s) will be notified by email and by phone. Due to a large number of correspondences, we cannot individually respond to every email. Therefore, follow up emails by any candidate after submitting the application may not be entertained.
  • The research project is expected to continue for a period of 6 months beginning September 2018.
  • Strict adherence to the timeline is mandatory.

 

The recipient of this award is expected to:

  1. Conduct ethical research and appropriately contextualize it.
  2. Present the final report in a form that enables preservation and dissemination of knowledge gathered.
  3. Agree that the research results must be made freely available to the public.

 

 

Distinguished Mentor for this grant:

Sonal Khullar
Associate Professor
South Asian Art History University of Washington

Sonal Khullar is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Washington. She is the author of Worldly Affiliations: Artistic Practice, National Identity, and Modernism in India, 1930-1990 (University of California Press, 2015), which received the Bernard S. Cohn Book Prize of the Association of Asian Studies in 2017. She is writing a book, The Art of Dislocation, on conflict, collaboration, and globalization in contemporary art from South Asia. Her research has been supported by the College Art Association, the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Institute of Indian Studies, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, and the Japan Foundation.

 

 

*subject to applicable government taxes