L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts, with the support of Van Cleef & Arpels, developed five annual study scholarships in 2019, destined for students doing research-based master’s in art history and/or gemology, on a topic connected to jewelry.
This financial support for research is part of L’ÉCOLE’s objectives, which aims not only to promote visibility of jewelry culture, but also to contribute to jewelry knowledge.
The five annual scholarships are of a value of 2,000 euros each (1,000 euros for the first year of the Master’s, with the remaining 1,000 euros the second year), with reception of the second year’s amount dependent on the academic results of the first year.
The recipients of the scholarship not only receive financial support but also guidance in their research: they can study at L’ÉCOLE library, home to over 6,000 publications, and can also seek advice from L’ÉCOLE’s experts (professors and teacher-researchers). The dissertations by students from previous years are conserved at the library and may be consulted for study purposes.
Several scholarship recipients from 2019, 2020, and 2021 have participated or will participate in study days or workshops at L’ÉCOLE.
A 1st Study Day “Young Researchers” took place in September 2019, organized by L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts, the minutes of which will soon be published online.
A 2nd Study Day “Young Researchers” took place in September 2021, also organized by L’ÉCOLE.
The next study day “The Material Paths of Creation” will take place on October 18th and 19th, 2022, and is jointly organized by L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts and the École Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE).
Applications for next year’s scholarship programs will open next spring, with a call for applications in March 2023. The jury will meet to select prize-winners in June 2023.