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Sigg Fellowship for Chinese Art Research
Fellowship Hong Kong

Sigg Fellowship for Chinese Art Research


The Sigg Fellowship for Chinese Art Research is a new M+ programme held every other year to support new research on Chinese art, in dialogue with the M+ Collections.

For the Fellowship, one individual will be selected by a committee consisting of representatives from M+ and professionals from outside the institution.

The fellow will develop their project in response to the research theme — the origins of the 1980s avant-garde — and will have access to the M+ Collections both on-site and online, consult library and archival materials, deliver several informal internal presentations, and take part in discussions with curators and other staff members. This provides an opportunity for the project to relate to the museum’s current and future programmes, curatorial strategies, and collecting.


  • Applications are welcome from individuals of all nationalities, with no age requirement. The provision of the fellowship, however, depends on whether the fellow can obtain a visa for Hong Kong.
  • Applicants should hold either a postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline or an undergraduate degree with a minimum of three years of relevant professional or academic research experience.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written Chinese or English is required.
  • Applicants should provide a research proposal in Chinese or English (500–1,000 words), a full curriculum vitae, and two letters of academic or professional recommendation.
  • The proposal must be based on new research or be an expansion of earlier research that has not been published previously. Preference will be given to entirely new research projects. The fellow grants M+ exclusive priority to publish the research following the completion of the project.


The successful applicant is expected to be attached to M+ for a period of three to six months and is awarded a grant of 200,000 Hong Kong dollars to cover all expenses, including travel, living, insurance, and research-related costs.

The fellow will deliver a public lecture in Hong Kong and produce an essay in Chinese (at least 5,000 characters) or in English (at least 10,000 words), to be published on M+’s online editorial platform.


Please send application materials and address all enquiries to

Image Credit: Members of the April Photo Society at their first exhibition, Nature, Society, Man, Zhongshan Park, Beijing, 1979. Unknown photographer. Image first published by Hong Kong Cultural New Wave Publishing House, 1979