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The Marc de Montalembert Prize 2018-12-03T11:23:32+00:00

The Marc de Montalembert Prize

By the Marc de Montalembert Prize and by scholarship grants the Fondation Marc de Montalembert contributes to developing a better knowledge of the cultures of the Mediterranean world, particularly among the young people of that region.

To promote a better understanding of the arts and cultures of the Mediterranean world, the Marc de Montalembert Foundation, in partnership with the Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA) in Paris, established in 2010 the Prix Marc de Montalembert.

The Prix Marc de Montalembert is awarded each year to an art history research scholar of the Mediterranean region. The purpose of the prize is to make possible – with the help of the Institut national d’histoire de l’art – the realization of a research project representing an original contribution to the knowledge of the arts and humanities of the Mediterranean.

To be considered the candidate must:

  • come from a country bordering on the Mediterranean,
  • be less than 35 years old the year the prize is awarded,
  • must hold a Ph.D.,
  • and have been involved in an art history research having to do with the Mediterranean world.

Only individual projects will be considered.

Its amount is 9000 euros and comprises a year’s study. The prize winner will begin and finish his(her) work in Paris : first for a month at the Institut national d’histoire de l’art, then, at the end of his(her) project, for a public account of this year’s research work. In addition to the prize money, the two Paris stays will be financed on a lump sum basis. If so desired, the prize winner may take advantage, for residence purposes, of the Foundation’s headquarters in Rhodes (Greece).

The call for applications is published in July. Applications are received from October 1st to November 30th. The prize-winner is announced in January. The prize will be awarded in March to coincide with the prize-winner first stay in Paris.