Visiting Scholar and Students

Visiting Scholar

The Center for the Art of East Asia invites established scholars with the Ph.D. degree and affiliation with a university, museum, or similar institution to spend a year in residence to conduct research and participate in workshops and joint research projects.

The CAEA encourages the sharing of specialized knowledge and the examination of different methodologies between scholars from abroad with faculty and students in related areas of study. Visiting scholars may be nominated by a University faculty member to be invited to conduct research in our libraries, often in collaboration with faculty. In the past visiting scholars  have contributed to the projects and publications of the Center and have been an important contact and resource for students and scholars for their research in Asia.

The procedure for selection is determined by the guidelines of the University of Chicago and depends upon the review of candidates by the Steering Committee of the Center for the Art of East Asia and final approval by the Department of Art History and the Division of the Humanities. A faculty member in residence will sponsor the Visiting Scholar during the period of the appointment. Visiting Scholars are not employees of the University and must provide their own funding for living and travel expenses, as well as the required health insurance. A letter of interest and CV with publications and proof of funding should be addressed to the Center for the Art of East Asia. These must be received by December 1 of the year prior to the beginning of the appointment. (The academic year is from September to June.) 

Center for the Art of East Asia

Department of Art History
University of Chicago
5540 South Greenwood Ave.
Chicago IL 60637

Center Administrator, caea@uchicago.edu

Visiting Student

The CAEA accepts a limited number of non-degree visiting graduate students who are pursuing their Ph.D. degree in areas of East Asian art history and visual culture at institutions in Asia that are related to the research interests of faculty and graduate students in the Department of Art History. The students must be have full-time student status at their home institution. These international applications require an invitation from the CAEA and 1. submission of documents for visa approval, 2. proof of financial support for payment of fees, health insurance, and living expenses, and 3. English Proficiency. Interested parties may send a letter and CV with publications and proof of funding addressed to the Center for the Art of East Asia. These must be received by December 1 of the year prior to beginning of the appointment. (The academic year is from September to June.) 

Note: the University of Chicago is not currently accepting applications for non-degree visiting students. See guidelines, https://internationalaffairs.uchicago.edu/page/non-degree-visiting-students-1#submit

Center for the Art of East Asia

Department of Art History
University of Chicago
5540 South Greenwood Ave.
Chicago IL 60637

Center Administrator, Center Administrator, caea@uchicago.edu