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How to Apply

Deadline: February 23, 2018 (decisions to be announced by March 30)

Applications must be submitted in English (PDF file preferred) and include:

  • Application cover sheet (download)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Graduate school transcript (unofficial is acceptable). Students from European universities at which transcripts are not provided may submit similar documents (transcript of records, report of studies, etc.)
  • 500-word statement discussing why the workshop is of interest; relevant previous research, classroom work, or teaching experience; and the impact the workshop will have on future research and professional development
  • One letter of recommendation from a professor of Chinese art history. The letter may be included with the application or sent directly from the reviewer. Email is acceptable if the letter is sent directly from the reviewer. If submitted as hard copy, the letter should be sealed in an envelope signed across the flap. Either way, applicants are responsible for ensuring that the letter of recommendation arrives by the application deadline.

Students are welcome to apply for both workshops in a single application, addressing their background and interest in each workshop in separate application statements. Include one recommendation letter that addresses the two workshop topics.

Email complete applicationsĀ (PDFs preferred) to LiW@si.edu.

Mailing Address
Object Study Workshop
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Smithsonian Institution
MRC 707, P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012

Address for Express Delivery Services
Object Study Workshop
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Smithsonian Institution
1050 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560
TEL 202.633.4880

Contact information
Please direct questions to LiW@si.edu