Bourses de recherche du Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage et du Bridge Fund

The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage is
partnering with The Bridge Fund to support a five-year integrated
development program to preserve cultural heritage and improve
sustainable livelihoods in ethnic Tibetan communities in China. The
project objectives are 1. Increased Use and Promotion of Tibetan
Language; 2. Increased Preservation of Historically Significant Sites,
Traditions, and Texts; 3. Improved Documentation and Dissemination of
Traditional Visual and Performing Arts; 4. Improved Quality, Standards
and Business Opportunities for Artisans; and 5. Building and
Strengthening Market Support for the Artisan Sector. As part of this
ambitious project, the Center will offer research fellowships to
enhance our resident expertise in Tibetan culture. We seek individuals
whose scholarly interests complement the goals of our project. The
fellows may also join us on short-term travel to Tibet. The one-year
fellowship carries a stipend of US $48,000 and may be renewable
through 2019. Prospective fellows should send a brief cover letter
describing how their scholarly interests and previous experience
complement our project goals, along with a resume or cv to Dr. Robert
Leopold (leopold@si.edu). The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and
Cultural Heritage is dedicated to supporting the understanding and
sustainability of cultural heritage and diversity in communities
across the United States and around the world. We collaborate with a
broad spectrum of individuals and groups to promote cultural
scholarship, traditional artistry, and participation as forms of civic
engagement.  You can learn more about the Center on our website
(www.folklife.si.edu).