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The Camargo Foundation's core Fellowship program offers four to eleven week residential fellowships to

  • Scholars working in French and Francophone cultures, including cross-cultural studies that engage the cultures and influences of the Mediterranean region;
  • Artists, in all disciplines, who are the primary creators of new work; and
  • Leading thinkers in the arts and humanities

In addition to this core program, a number of partnership programs operate throughout the year.

The Camargo Foundation Fellowship Program

In mid-October 2014, The Camargo Foundation will begin accepting applications for Fellowships in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.  Please visit this page then for a link to the online application form.

The deadline for applications is January 13, 2015.

Partnership Programs

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

The Camargo Foundation Core Fellowship Program - Overview

Length: The Foundation’s primary program consists of individual fellowship residencies of four to eleven weeks

Eligibility:The Foundation welcomes applications from:

  • Individuals from all countries, nationalities, and career levels.  
  • Scholars working in French and Francophone cultures, including cross-cultural studies that engage the cultures and influences of the Mediterranean region.  This includes graduate students whose academic residence and general requirements have been met and who are completing the dissertation required for their degree.
  • Artists, in all disciplines, who are the primary creators of new work
  • Leading thinkers in the arts and humanities

Facilities: 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.  The Foundation does not have a dance studio; however, such space is available in Marseille.

Stipend:A stipend of 600US$ per month is available, as is funding for basic transportation to and from Cassis for the residency.  In the case of air travel, basic coach class booked far in advance is covered.

Regional Contacts: During the residency, the Foundation will offer formal and informal links with the region, meetings with professionals relevant for the fellows, opportunities to attend events, and options to invite outside professionals/artists to project discussions if the Camargo fellow is willing to have guests.

Conditions of the Fellowship:

  • Accompanying family members: 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 attending school or organized activities outside the Foundation campus. Only those whose names appear on the application form may be in residence.  Pets are not allowed.
  • Residency requirements: Fellows must actually be in residence at the Foundation. This stipulation does not preclude absences during weekends. Frequent or prolonged absences are not acceptable.
  • Project changes: The time in Cassis must be spent on the project or area of inquiry proposed to and accepted by the selection committees.
  • Cross-disciplinary exchange: Discussions are held regularly so that each fellow has an opportunity to present the project or area of inquiry on which s/he is working to the group. The discussion serves as a progress report and an opportunity for cross-disciplinary exchange. All Fellows are required to be present at these discussions. A written report on progress made on the project or area of inquiry will be required from each fellow at the end of the residency.
  • Completed works: Academic 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.
  • Language requirements: In the interests of Camargo’s interdisciplinary, multicultural community, candidates must be able to communicate well in English. A basic knowledge of French is also useful.
  • Former Fellows: First-time applicants are normally given preference over previous Camargo fellows. Applications by former fellows are not considered earlier than three years after the residency.
  • Additional Funding: Fellows may not accept gainful employment that coincides with their stay at Camargo. Fees for occasional lectures or participation in seminars are allowed.  Additional grants with requirements that do not contradict the conditions of the Camargo Fellowship are encouraged.

Guidelines for applications:

  • Scholarly projects and areas of inquiry must have a connection to French and Francophone cultures, including cross-cultural studies that engage the cultures and influences of the Mediterranean region.  Artistic projects and areas of inquiry do not have this requirement.
  • Applicants will be asked to explain why a Fellowship would be beneficial at this stage in their career and at this stage in the project or area of inquiry, and why a residency fellowship in Cassis, in the region of Provence, would be helpful to their project or area of inquiry.
  • The Foundation is a center for scholars and artists well into the writing/creating phases of their projects as opposed to a research facility.  Research should be sufficiently advanced not to require resources unavailable in the Marseille-Cassis-Aix region.  Applicants planning on conducting research in local archives will likely need to rent a car during their Fellowship.
  • Fellowships are usually given to one person.  Collaborative projects are also welcome, but only one stipend will be awarded per project.
  • Translation projects are eligible only for scholars.
  • Applications (including projects, areas of inquiry, supporting materials and letters of reference) are accepted in English or French.

The Online Application

To access the online application form, you will need to click on the button at the top of this page.

Applications are accepted online. Applicants can return to their application to make changes, if necessary. When all information has been provided, the applicant must submit the application by clicking on the "submit now" button no later than the deadline of January 13, 2015.

The online application asks for:

  • Applicant's contact information where s/he can be reached.  Any change in address should be communicated to the Foundation to ensure that it can contact you.
  • Project or area of inquiry description and information on why a Fellowship in Cassis would be beneficial.
  • References.  Two references are required.  Artistic references should be from professionals in the applicant’s field(s) who are able to comment on the importance of the applicant’s work, the significance of the project or area of inqury, and the applicant’s ability to bring it successfully to conclusion.  Academic references should refer to the applicant’s academic record, the importance of the project or area of inquiry to be undertaken at Camargo, and the applicant’s qualifications to bring it successfully to conclusion. Letters of recommendation should be current and written specifically for the Camargo Foundation Fellowship Application.  Letters of recommendation may be written in English or French. The online application system provides the opportunity for applicants to invite recommenders to submit their letters of recommendation online. This is the preferred method.  Letters that are not provided online must be collected by the applicant 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 postmarked on or before the deadline of January 13, 2015, and sent to the Camargo office in France.
  • Residency preferences including accompanying family members and any special requirements (noise, piano, disabled access).
  • Application materials (see table below)

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

Scholars

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

Artists

English or French

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

Work samples must date from the last five years

For sound/music applicants: one to three works with total duration of no more than 20 minutes); option of a score of one of the works

For writers: up to 30 pages of text, double-spaced for prose, no less than 12-point font. 

For visual artists:  16 images (jpeg)

For film, video, media artists:  one to three works with total duration of no more than 20 minutes

For artists in dance, theater, performance, and multidisciplinary:  one to three works with total duration of no more than 20 minutes.

Formats accepted: jpeg, DVD, MP3, pdf, rtf, html, vimeo, weblink

2 letters

Online (preferred) or postal mail

Artist applicants must submit work samples that are entirely under their creative control.  They must be the primary creative artist on the work sample.

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.  

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.

Applications must be received by the deadline of January 13, 2015.  Letters of reference must be submitted online (preferred) or postmarked to the office in Cassis on or before the deadline of January 13, 2015. Only complete applications will be reviewed by the selection panels.

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 Selection Process

The Camargo Foundation has two first-round 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, artists, and curators. The Program Director assists in their deliberations as a non-voting member. Two groups of finalists are determined.  A cross-disciplinary committee of academic and artistic members makes the final selections from among those finalists..

Selection of fellows is based on the quality of the projects and specific areas of inquiry proposed, the quality and significance of the professional accomplishments of the applicant, how relevant a fellowship at Camargo would be to the project or area of inquiry, and the importance of receiving a residency at this stage of the applicant’s career.   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.

All candidates will be contacted in late April 2015 to let them know the outcome of their application.  The Camargo Foundation regrets that individual feedback on projects is not possible.

Visas

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.