The J. S. Lee Memorial Fellowship Programme for Chinese Art was established in 2008 in memory of Dr. J. S. Lee’s lifelong promotion of the study of Chinese art. Dr. J. S. Lee was the founder of Bei Shan Tang Foundation and a distinguished philanthropist in Hong Kong who valued the importance of the arts to a society and the need to nurture cultural development. He was a major benefactor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and supported the building of its Institute of Chinese Studies and the Art Museum. He also supported numerous museums and art institutions in China and abroad, including the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Shanghai Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Oriental Ceramic Society and Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art in London.
Applicants must hold at least a bachelor degree in a relevant discipline such as Chinese art history, archaeology, museology and conservation. Proficiency in language of the destined country is required. There is no restriction regarding the nationalities of applicants.
The Fellowship fund covers round-trip airfare and living expense during the period of the attachment. The Programme does not fund formal study and travel. The Fellowship Programme should be carried out within 2012. Fellows are expected to begin their attachments between July 2011 to June 2012. Any changes in an awardees’ plan of fellowship differing from the application must have prior written approval of the Programme Committee. Within three months of concluding the work undertaken under the tenure of the fellowship, the recipient must submit a written report on the work accomplished.
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