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Alexander Rave Foundation Scholarships [DL: 15 September 2011]‏


Alexander Rave Foundation Scholarships
Germany




Scholarship / Financial aid: a monthly lump sum of 1,300 euros

Deadline: 15 September 2011

Open to: curators, restorers, museum technicians, cultural managers



Announcement follows

Target group
• Curators
• Restorers
• Museum technicians
• Cultural managers
from transforming and developing countries

Benefits
• A monthly lump sum of 1,300 euros for a scholarship period of three to six months
• Travelling expenses (to and from Germany)
• Supplement for attendence of spouse in Germany
• Children's supplement
• Health insurance (also for spouse and children)
• German course (participation in a language course is expected)

Conditions
• Applicant must be from a country in transition or a developing country and must still be living there
• Hitherto no opportunity yet to work in Germany for an extended period of time
• Completion of professional study or training within the last five years
• Younger than 40 years old
• Applicant must no longer be studying or involved in on-the-job training
• Confirmation (in German) from a partner institution in Germany which has agreed to take on the scholar or initiate a joint project
• A reference from the applicant’s country of origin
• Knowledge of either German or English
• Basic Knowledge of German expected
• Applicants who were rejected once cannot re-apply

Selection procedure
• The Rave Foundation committee will assess all applications
• There is no recourse to legal action regarding the awarding of a scholarship
• Applicants will be informed in writing about whether their application was successful or not. No reasons will be given for the committee’s decision

Application documents
1. CV (max. 2 pages), including educational qualifications
2. Outline of the planned project in Germany (1 page)
3. Consent (in German) from a non-commercial German institution in which the applicant will work during the scholarship period in Germany
4. A letter of reference from the applicant's home country
5. An abridged report (max. 2 pages) on the current state of the arts scene in the home country

Application dates
Application date for scholarships is 15 September each year. Selections will be made within 3 months. Applications may be sent via e-mail or post. Should the application be sent via e-mail the original letter of consent and the original letter of reference should still be handed in by post later.

Contact
Applications are to be submitted to:
Rave Foundation
c/o Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart
Fax +49.711.2225194
rave-stiftung@ifa.de