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The Camargo Foundation's core Fellowship program offers 4-11 week residential fellowships to researchers, scholars, choreographers, writers, playwrights, composers, and visual artists. In addition to this core program, a number of partnership programs are run throughout the year.

The Camargo Foundation Fellowship Program.

The Camargo Foundation is not accepting applications for its core Fellowship Program at this time. The next application period will be in Fall 2014. Please visit this page then for a link to our online application form.

Partnership Programs

The Camargo Foundation has no open calls for Partnership Programs at this time.

The Camargo Foundation Core Fellowship Program - Application Overview

The Foundation’s primary program consists of individual fellowship residencies of one to three months. The Foundation welcomes applications from individuals in the following areas:

  • Scholars working in French and Francophone cultures, including cross-cultural studies that engage the cultures and influences of the Mediterranean region
  • Visual artists, creative writers, film/video/new media directors, playwrights, composers, choreographers, and multidisciplinary artists

The Camargo Foundation supports Fellows who are:

  • committed to artistic and scholarly excellence
  • take risks and embrace challenge
  • are rigorous in their approach to their work, and
  • have a record of strong, promising professional achievement

The Camargo Foundation welcomes scholars and artists from all countries and nationalities as well as all career levels.

The Foundation's campus includes twelve furnished apartments, a reference library, a music/conference room, an open-air theater, an artist's studio with darkroom and a composer's studio.

Conditions of the Fellowship:

  • The Camargo fellowship is a residential grant. Fellows who need additional funds for living or research expenses should apply for them from other sources. Fellows may not accept gainful employment that coincides with their stay at Camargo. Fees for occasional lectures or participation in seminars are allowed.
  • Spouses/adult partners and dependent minor children may accompany fellows for short stays or for the duration of the residency. Because of physical arrangements at the Camargo Foundation, accompanying children must be at least six years old upon arrival, and enrolled in and attend school. Only those whose names appear on the application form may be in residence.
  • Fellows must actually be in residence at the Foundation. This stipulation does not preclude absences during weekends and recesses that coincide with those of the French schools in the Marseille-Aix-Cassis area. Frequent or prolonged absences are unacceptable.
  • The time in Cassis must be spent on the project proposed to and accepted by the selection committee; i.e. the project may not be substantially altered without the approval of the committee.
  • Project discussions are held once a week (except during semester breaks) so each fellow has an opportunity to present the project s/he is working on to the group. The project discussion serves as a progress report. All Fellows are required to be present at these discussions. A written report will be required at the end of the residency.
  • Fellows are asked to give a copy of any completed work to the Camargo library. Any publication, exhibit, or performance resulting from the grant should give credit to the Foundation.

Applicants to the Camargo Foundation may include:

  • Members of university and college faculties who wish to pursue special studies while on leave from their institutions;
  • Independent scholars and professors emeriti working on specific projects;
  • Teachers in secondary schools, public or private, benefiting from a leave of absence in order to work on some pedagogical or scholarly project;
  • Graduate students whose academic residence and general requirements have been met and for whom a stay in France would be beneficial in completing the dissertation required for their degree;
  • Composers, creative writers, choreographers, film/video/new media directors, visual artists, playwrights, and multidisciplinary artists working on specific projects or specified areas of creative inquiry.

Guidelines for applications:

  • Scholarly projects must have a connection to French and Francophone cultures, including cross-cultural students that engage the cultures and influences of the Mediterranean region  Artistic projects and areas of inquiry do not have this requirement.
  • Most projects are individual. Collaborative projects are also welcome, but only one fellowship will be awarded to one individual per project.
  • The Camargo Foundation does not consider projects for film scripts. Play scripts are welcome.
  • Applications (including projects, areas of inquiry, supporting materials and letters of reference) for scholarly fellowships are accepted in English or French. Applications (including projects, areas of inquiry, supporting materials and letters of reference) for artists’ fellowships are accepted in English only.
  • In the interests of the Camargo interdisciplinary, multicultural community, candidates must be able to communicate well in English. A basic knowledge of French is also useful.
  • Research should be sufficiently advanced not to require resources unavailable in the Marseille-Cassis Aix region. These requirements affirm the Foundation’s identity and mission as a center for scholars and artists well into the writing/creating phases of their projects as opposed to a research facility.

The Online Application

Applications are accepted online. The online application is comprised of 5 main sections:

  • Applicant's contact information
  • Project specific areas of inquiry information
  • References
  • Residency preferences
  • Application materials

Each section should initially be completed in the order presented. Applicants can then return to any part of their application to make changes, if necessary. When all information has been provided, the applicant must submit the application on the Submit page by clicking on the "submit now" button no later than the deadline of January 13.

Applicants may choose a primary and a secondary category for the project, if applicable. The primary category indicates what application materials are required. . Applicants who choose to indicate a secondary category should ensure that their project description, work samples, and references represent or address both disciplines as much as possible, so their application can be given proper consideration by the appropriate selection committees.

Translation projects are welcome. If the project is to translate and publish a translation of creative writing, then the applicant should select Creative Writing as the primary category. If the project is to translate a scholarly work, then the applicant should select Academic as the primary category.

Academic and independent scholars are asked to include one or two paragraphs in their project description locating their project conceptually and/or bibliographically in the context of the most important works available in the field. They must also submit a one-page project bibliography with their application. This bibliography should list the works that have informed their research. A list of the applicant’s own publications may be included in the CV.

Visual artists, composers, playwrights, creative writers, playwrights, film/video/new media directors, and multidisciplinary artists must submit samples of their work..

Applicants who mail hard copy materials in support of their application and wish them to be returned, must provide a self-addressed envelope and international postage vouchers for the appropriate amount.  

Required Application Materials

Primary Category

Language
used in application, project, supporting materials, and letters of recommendation

Curriculum Vitae

Work Samples

Number
of Letters of Recommendation

Academic

English or French

CV (3 pgs)
(Word, PDF, RTF, or HTML)
Upload

Bibliography (1 page)
(Word, PDF, RTF, or HTML)
Upload

2 letters
Online (preferred) or postal mail

Composition

English only

CV (3 pgs)
(Word, PDF, RTF, or HTML)
Upload

3 recordings (MP3) and
1 score of one of the submitted recordings (Word, PDF) Upload or postal mail.

Work samples must date from the last 5 years.

3 letters

Online (preferred) or postal mail

Creative Writing and Play writing

English only

CV (3 pgs)
(Word, PDF, RTF, or HTML)
Upload

1 file (Word, PDF, RTF, or HTML) with up to 3 work samples, totalling no more than 30 pages. Times New Roman, 12-point font. Work sample from proposed work preferred. Work samples may include poetry (single-spaced) and/or prose (double-spaced). Upload

3 letters

Online (preferred) or postal mail

Visual Arts

Painting, sculpting, and
photography

English only

CV (3 pgs)
(Word, PDF, RTF, or HTML)
Upload

10 images (JPEG), no larger than 7 MB each. Each image to be uploaded in 2 examples, one dimensioned at 800 x 600 pixels, and the other at 2048 x 1536 pixels. Upload

3 letters

Online (preferred) or postal mail

Film, video, media and multidisciplinary

One DVD of digital work samples, totalling no more than 10 minutes. *
Weblink (preferred) or postal mail

Choreography English only CV (3 pgs)
(Word, PDF, RTF, or HTML)
Upload
One DVD of digital work samples, totalling no more than 10 minutes. *
Weblink (preferred) or postal mail

3 letters

Online (preferred) or postal mail

* Film, Video, Media and Multidisciplinary Artists and Choreographers providing DVDs in support of their application should note that the selection committee will only watch the first 10 minutes of any DVD provided.

The online application system provides the opportunity for applicants to invite recommenders to submit their letters of recommendation online. This is the preferred method.  Alternatively, recommenders may provide letters of recommendation via postal mail. Letters that are not provided online must either be collected by applicants in sealed, signed envelopes, or be sent directly to the Camargo Foundation by the recommenders. Faxed letters are not accepted. All letters of recommendation must be submitted online or received at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis no later than the deadline: January 13.

Letters of recommendation should be current and written specifically for the Camargo Foundation Fellowship Application by individuals familiar with the applicant's professional work. Appropriate letter writers include department heads, thesis directors, and other professional colleagues.

Letters of recommendation for academic fellowships may be written in English or French. Letters of recommendation for composition, creative writing, and visual arts fellowships must be in English.

All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by the deadline of January 13. Only complete applications will be reviewed by the selection panels.

Paper application forms from past years will not be accepted. If you have any questions regarding the online application, please contact us by:

  • postal mail:
    The Camargo Foundation
    Attention: Application Coordinator
    1, avenue Jermini
    13260 Cassis, France

The Camargo Foundation has two selection committees, one that reviews applications from scholars and one that reviews applications from artists. Committee members, some of whom are former fellows, are distinguished scholars, writers, editors, musicians, artists, and curators. The Program Director assists in their deliberations as a non-voting member. The selection of fellows is based on an evaluation of the quality of the projects and specific areas of inquiry proposed and on each applicant's professional qualifications. However, final awards will necessarily be made according to the availability of space. Candidacy is open to qualified persons of all nationalities and on a non-discriminatory basis. Committee choices are subject to ratification by the Board of Trustees. First-time applicants are normally given preference over previous Camargo fellows. Applications by former fellows are not considered sooner than three years after the residency.

Important Note: For non-European Union citizens, a visa is required for a stay of more than three months in France. The processing of this visa may take a considerable amount of time. Applicants who have been accepted for a residency and who are not members of the European Union should contact the French Embassy or Consulate in their area as soon as possible for information regarding visa requirements for residence in France.