PhD Scholarship in Oslo

March 12 2024

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

As far as PhD scholarships go, I don't think I've ever come across a more interesting sounding and generously supported example than this one in Norway.  The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo are looking to support a 3-year fully funded PhD Scholarship, assisted by the University of Oslo and financially supported by the Fredriksen Family Art Company.

According to the description available online:

Applicants interested in the PhD position are asked to submit a project proposal that aims at new readings of and/or new insights to Norway’s history of art broadly defined. The proposed project may thus focus on artworks of all media, time periods, and geographies, and seek to explore the chosen topic from art historical, artistic, conservation, museological and/or educational perspectives. We welcome proposals that critically consider the mobility of objects and actors and place the histories of art and visual culture of Norway in dialogue with global concerns and/or phenomena. Moreover, the proposed project needs to prove beneficial for the National Museum by furthering and diversifying the museum’s recognized practices regarding collecting, exhibiting, educating and/or preserving art.

The scholarship comes with an annual salary of 545,000 – 575,000 NOK (the equivalent of around £41,000 – 43,000 per year) and applications must be in by 28th April 2024.

Good luck if you're applying!

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