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Prix Marc de Montalembert 2020

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 the arts of 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, 2019;

- 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 considere 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.Two letters of recommendation may also be attached.

Only individual projects will be considered. Any incomplete application will be rejected.

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 advising 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 possible publication. The result of his/her work will be published in an appropriate form with the help of the Institute.


- Application deadline :  November 30, 2019, directly on  INHA’s application platform HERE.

- Application deadline: November 30, 2019 online or by mail (postmarked by the date).

- The Prize winner will be announced in the second half of January 2020.

-The awarding ceremony will be organized on March 18th, 2020 at INHA


(documents in PDF to be submitted when applying online)

Applications must include: a curriculum vitae, a 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 subsistance allowance are eligible. This is not the case for the publication fees), anticipated results, and two recommendation letters may be attached. Only individual projects will be considered. Any incomplete application will be rejected. Only applications on line will be considered.

Adresse / 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 : der-dir@inha.fr


INHA-Prix Marc de Montalembert


Fondation Marc de Montalembert