CIC/Smithsonian Institution Fellowship
Ohio State and a number of other Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) universities have worked with the Smithsonian Institution to create a joint fellowship program to support doctoral candidates conducting research while in residence at the Smithsonian.
The nomination timeline for this first year of the CIC/SI Fellowship is very tight. The best candidates are likely those doctoral students who are already working on a proposal for the general Smithsonian Institution Fellowship program.
History of Art graduate student selected as CIC/SI Fellow
Mr. Yanfei Zhu, from the Department of History of Art, has been selected as one of the six inaugural fellows.
His research project, "The trans-cultural formation of a Chinese painting canon: A case study of the twentieth-century rediscovery of Yimin art in China, Japan and the United States," will be conducted under the mentorship of Stephen Allee, Smithsonian research specialist at the Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Such intensive mentorships with Smithsonian experts is an extremely attractive component of the new historic partnership.
posted 28 Jan 2011
Applications are closed for this competition season.
Each participating university will nominate one application for a CIC/SI Fellowship. From this pool, up to six fellowships will be awarded by the Smithsonian. Unfunded applicants will be eligible for consideration in the Smithsonian's general fellowship competition.
Applicants must propose to conduct research in a discipline pursued at the Smithsonian and must submit a specific and detailed research proposal indicating why the Smithsonian is an appropriate place to carry out the study. Proposals should address one of the Smithsonian's Four Grand Challenges: More
- Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe
- Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet
- Valuing World Cultures
- Understanding the American Experience
Questions may be directed to Katherine Eckstrand, director of fellowship services, or Scott Herness, associate dean, at 292-9490.