Tate Research Centre funding opportunities

Deadline: 17 February

Tate welcomes applications for the Tate Research Centre: Asia Visiting Fellowship Scheme. 

This Visiting Fellowship Scheme provides scholars and curators the opportunity to realise a short-term research project in the field of modern and contemporary Asian art. Individuals engaged in the programme will be able to access information relating to works in the Tate collection and draw on the resources in Tate’s library and archive.  This is an ideal opportunity for a scholar or curator who wishes to undertake research at Tate and is keen to share their work on an international platform. 

The terms of the individual fellowships will be agreed after consultation with the successful applicants. However, all fellows are expected to:

  • Produce a final report summarising the research project.
  • Contribute research to one of Tate’s online publication platforms
  • Convene a seminar or lecture at Tate or at a partner organisation.

The duration of the fellowship is negotiable (maximum three months). The starting dates are flexible, however the post must be completed by December 2017. Fellowships are non-stipendiary. The posts are visiting opportunities; the successful applicants will not hold Tate staff positions. Fellows will be reimbursed for their travel, accommodation and per diem expenses, the terms of which will be agreed with individuals on the basis of their particular projects and circumstances.

To apply please submit the following in PDF format (no larger than 8 MB) by email to trc.asia@tate.org.uk  by 17 February 2017, 17.00 GMT:

  • A single-page project proposal, 
  • A writing sample (preferably published),
  • A CV,
  • The contact details of two referees. 

Interviews will take place on the week commencing 27 February.





National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea, Seoul
4-5 April 2017

Tate invites emerging scholars and curators to apply for funding to attend the conference Territories Disrupted: Asian art after 1989 at National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea (MMCA), Seoul on 4-5 April 2017. 

Co-organised by Tate Research Centre: Asia and MMCA, this conference will explore Asian art after 1989, with a focus on how political and economic changes corresponded with the changes in artistic practice and its reception. The questioning of the binary cold war ideologies, democratic movements and their challenges, economic prosperities and increasing impacts of globalisations are among the issues the conference wishes to address. It will also explore the proliferation of the representation of non-Western art in exhibition making and the emergence of the new generation. The artists Lee Bul and Trinh T. Minh-ha will deliver keynote addresses.

Attending this conference will provide an exciting occasion for early career scholars and curators to hear from prominent voices in the field of Asian art and to meet with a broader network of researchers and specialists. 

Participants in the travel grant programme will receive funds sufficient to cover their travel costs and three nights’ accommodation in Seoul. 

To apply, please send a CV and short covering letter (400 words) outlining why you would like to attend the conference by email to trc.asia@tate.org.uk by 10 February 2017, 17.00 GMT. 

Successful applicants will be notified by 3 March 2017


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