The Courtauld together with the Trustees of the Caroline Villers Research Fellowship, has established a Research Fellowship in memory of Caroline Villers. The purpose of the Fellowshipis to promote research in the interdisciplinary field of Technical Art History: the application of technical, scientific and/or historical methods, together with close observation, to the study of the physical nature of the work of art in relation to issues of making, change, conservation and/or display.
Research proposals for the Fellowship will be welcomed from researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines that relate to the study and conservation of works of art. The Fellowship is not intended to provide funding for any part of a PhD thesis. The length of project and level of funding will depend on the candidate, their availability and their research proposal. The Fellowship is also open to applicants in permanent employment wishing to take leave of absence to work on a project. The maximum period of tenure will be 9 months, but requests for shorter projects will also be considered. The Fellow will be based at the Courtauld Institute of Art although collaborations with other institutions will be encouraged. The post holder will also be awarded the title of Associate Scholar in the Courtauld Research Forum. The salary scale will be negotiable in line with The Courtauld’s Terms and Conditions, and commensurate with the experience of the successful applicant. Applicants should hold a post-graduate qualification.