April 21, 2020
The pandemic has adversely impacted many art historians. Thanks to support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Smarthistory is able to offer a limited number of $1,000 honoraria to emerging scholars who have suffered financial hardship due to the pandemic.
These honoraria are available for the successful publication, on Smarthistory, of a short, accessible essay of general interest and in the scholar’s area of specialization (the topic will be determined in consultation with the editors at Smarthistory), and is open to active Ph.D. students who are ABD, as well as those who have earned a Ph.D. in art history within the past two years. Smarthistory essays are aimed at non-specialist, undergraduate learners.
Apply using the form below. You will be asked to include an up-to-date C.V., a brief writing sample, a statement of financial hardship caused directly by COVID-19 (museum furlough, loss of adjunct class sections, etc.), and a brief list of suggested essay topics in your area of expertise. We urge you to submit your proposal soon, as the number of honoraria available is limited to twenty (we now have 25 available thanks to a contribution from a board member). Submissions are due by May 15, 2020, and we will be in touch with the successful applicants by June 1, 2020. Unfortunately, we will not be able to respond to every submission.
Authors will retain intellectual property rights to their work and will grant the right for Smarthistory to publish the resulting essay with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License across all of its channels including Smarthistory.org and Khanacademy.org. Essays must be submitted before September 1, 2020. The acceptance of essays and the awarding of honoraria will be at the sole discretion of Smarthistory.
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