Veronika Gervers Research Fellowship, supported by a memorial fund established in 1979 to commemorate ROM curator and textile scholar, Veronika Gervers, exists to promote research incorporating the textile and fashion collections of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). Applications are encouraged in all areas of textile and costume history. The Fellowship is open to Ph.D. candidates and international scholars whose research can make direct use of, or support, any part of the Museum’s collections. An annual fellowship of up to CD $9,000 is available.
Cover page with name; address; project title; project summary (maximum of 100 words); budget total; proposed; starting date; and signature;
Detailed description of research including; objectives; background; research description; methodology; role of ROM's collection; and previous work supporting research (6 pages maximum)
Significance of research (1 page maximum)
Dissemination of research
Detailed budget (see attached information re: Rights & Reproductions)
Proposed dates for research
Current curriculum vitae
Letters of support from at least two people familiar with the work of the applicant
- Must give the annual Veronika Gervers Memorial lecture
- Must provide a written copy of his/her findings concerning individual artifacts in our collection so that these may be incorporated into our computerized catalogue records, with appropriate credit and recognition.
- May give a seminar based on his/her work to date
- May publish items researched in ROM collections, perhaps as an article in the ROM’s magazine
- Foreign applicants are responsible for obtaining any necessary visas, permits, etc.
|2014||Dr. Philip A. Sykas, "Promiscuous Prints: British garment prints in Canada, 1780-1880"||2013||Chloe Sayer, "Living Threads: Cloth, Dress and Identity through Mexican History "||2012||Rachel Siberstein , "The Dramatic Cast of Nineteenth-Century Chinese Women’s Vernacular Embroidery"||2011||Kate Strasdin , "A Royal Wardrobe Unlocked: Queen Alexandra 1863 – 1910"||2010||Chloë Sayer , "Rebozos and Sarapes, and the history of Mexican costume and textiles in the ROM’s collection"||2009||Jenny Tiramani , "A Spectacular Survivor from the time of Henry VIII: The Study of a Mid-Sixteenth Century Brigandine", (2010_rom_brigandine.pdf)||2008||Dr. Miriam Ali-de-Unzaga , "Connections between Fatimid and Andalusi Inscribed Textiles"|