University of Chicago/Getty Dissertation Workshop in Chinese Art History

Applications for the University of Chicago/Getty Dissertation Workshop in Chinese Art History are due via email to on Sunday, May 13, 2018 CST. Award notifications will be sent in early June. Applicants may be interviewed via Skype.

Applicants should specialize in any area of Chinese art history or visual and material culture, be ABD (All But Dissertation status), or equivalent, at the time of application, and still be in the research or early writing phase of their dissertation work. Fluency in English is required and an advanced level of Chinese (Mandarin) is preferred.

Roundtrip airfare or trains, lodging, shared meals, local transportation, site admissions, UChicago library access, and visa fees are covered for workshop participants. Each student will also receive a $50 allowance toward book purchases.

Please note: application materials may be shared with the Getty Foundation as part of the review and selection process. All application materials should be composed in English.
1) Application form (attached)
2) Statement of Interest (2 page maximum) explaining the value of this workshop for applicant’s future scholarship and career path, noting how your research and previous experience would contribute to the objectives of the workshop
3) Statement of dissertation work completed thus far and schedule of work to be completed after the workshop (2 page maximum)
4) Dissertation proposal (2 page maximum)
5) One writing sample that could be a dissertation chapter, a published essay, or a polished seminar paper
6) CV (including grants received and their sources, foreign language competence, teaching experience, any past museum/gallery experience)
7) Two recommendation letters; one from the applicant’s advisor and one from another member of the applicant’s dissertation committee
8) Letter of support from the applicant’s department indicating that the student is in good academic standing and has the appropriate language proficiency
9) TOEFL or IELTS scores, if available