30 Nov 2016

Robert H N Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Programme | call


Call for applications for a RESEARCH GRANT from The Robert H N Ho Family Foundation
Greater China Research Programme, to conduct research at Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong on contemporary art from Greater China. Application deadline extended to 30 November 2016.

The programme offers long-term research residency options (one year) as well as short (one week) research residencies.

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Programme aims to support practitioners to utilise Asia Art Archive’s (AAA) extensive collection of primary source documents and develop new, in-depth historical research projects on topics relating to contemporary Chinese art.

The programme will offer research grants and a new residency for researchers starting in 2016.

Research Grants

Up to three individuals will be granted one-year fellowships to conduct research on contemporary art from China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. The top grantee will be awarded US$15,000 and is expected to research onsite at AAA in Hong Kong for up to two months in addition to fieldwork in the region relevant to the project. Up to two runners-up will be awarded US$5,000 each for their research projects.


Three experienced scholars or curators in the field will be invited to spend at least a week at AAA as short-term residents. They are expected to use the AAA collection for their research and to share their work in talks to follow.

Applicants are welcome to draw on AAA’s extensive collection of primary source documents from the Greater China region, and are encouraged to propose their own topics. Applicants can develop research proposals that explore specific periods of time, themes, or phenomena in contemporary art from a broad Chinese context.

Eligible Applicants
Postgraduates (including pre-doctoral fellows) with a research focus on contemporary art or Greater China studies, and independent scholars and writers with solid research and publication track records.

Project Completion
The selected project is expected to begin in Dec 2016 and to complete by Dec 2017.

See the AAA website for full details and how to apply

Deadline for applications: EXTENDED TO 30 November 2016