The National Gallery of Canada’s Canadian War Art Research Fellowship

The National Gallery of Canada’s Canadian War Art Research Fellowship encourages and supports advanced research in Canadian and Indigenous Canadian war and military art.

Research must relate to any aspect of Canadian war or military art, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking and other media, and emphasize the use and investigation of the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Canadian War Museum, and Library and Archives Canada. The Fellowships supports original research by scholars undertaking publishing, exhibition, and thesis and dissertation work or their equivalents in Canadian war or military art. 

David B. Milne, From a German Gun-pit at Bailleul, East of Vimy, 3 June 1919. Watercolour over graphite on wove paper.



The Fellowship is open to art historians, curators, critics, conservators, graduate students and independent and other professionals working in the visual arts or in museology and related disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, and is open to international applicants.  


Fellowships of the National Gallery of Canada are tenable only at the National Gallery of Canada. Each award is limited to a maximum of $10,000, including expenses and/or a stipend. The term of each award is one calendar year beginning September 1, 2024. 


Completed applications will include all of the following:

  • A statement of the aims, methodology and anticipated results of the investigation, limited to a maximum of three pages headed by a summary of the proposal; 
  • A brief outline of the research materials and facilities required (e.g., bibliography of primary and secondary resources; access to National Gallery of Canada collections; access to the expertise and resources of other Ottawa area institutions; etc.); 
  • The proposed dates and timetable of the residency at the Gallery; 
  • An outline of projected costs, including expenses and stipend. Eligible expenses include relocation to Ottawa, subsistence during the residency, and project-related travel, supplies and services; 
  • A full curriculum vitae, including education, professional employment history, awards and honours, publications, exhibitions and work-in-progress;  
  • Information on other grants applied for or received, employment commitments and paid sabbatical arrangements, for the proposed period of residency;  
  • One letter of recommendation, sent under separate cover by the referee to the Gallery. The letter must address the candidate’s achievements in general and the fellowship proposal in particular;  
  • Examples of finished work, textual, visual, or both.  

Applications are invited from all qualified candidates, including Indigenous peoples, women, people of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, racialized people, and people with disabilities. 

The Gallery is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environment.  

All applications, in English or French, for the National Gallery of Canada’s Canadian War Art Research Fellowship should be sent via email in PDF format to:  

Amy Rose 
Senior Manager, Library, Archives and Research Fellowship Program 

The deadline for applications is June 9, 2024.   

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