Fellowships

Visiting research fellows play an integral part in the research culture of the Sainsbury Institute and its partner institutions. While working on their own publication and research projects, they contribute to seminars and conferences in the UK and elsewhere in Europe. The Sainsbury Institute’s two principal fellowship programmes are designed to encourage scholars in the fields of Japanese art and archaeology to complete a substantive piece of research. Former fellows have subsequently achieved considerable success in their careers, as demonstrated by their publication records and the posts they go on to hold. They often return to the UK, to take part in Sainsbury Institute activities. Since 2001 over 40 Fellows have benefited from the Fellowship programmes, their subject specialisms ranging from prehistoric artifacts to contemporary art in every genre and medium of Japanese material and visual cultures.

Current Fellows

2018 - 2019

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

Ph.D., Kyoto University, 2013

2018 - 2019

Handa Japanese Archaeology Fellows

Ph.D., Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan, 2002

2019

Sotheby's Scholars

Former Fellows

2018

Sotheby's Scholars

2017 - 2018

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2017

2017 - 2018

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2017

2017 - 2018

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2015

2016 - 2017

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, Birkbeck College, University of London, 2016

2016 - 2017

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, University of Cambridge

2016

Sotheby's Scholars

2015 - 2016

Handa Japanese Archaeology Fellows

PhD, Archaeology, Nagoya University, 2008

2015 - 2016

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

Ph.D. Japanese Art History, Columbia University, 2009

2015 - 2016

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

2015 - 2016

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

2015 - 2016

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD Candidate, University of Boston

2015

Sotheby's Scholars

2014 - 2015

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, Stanford University, 2005

2014 - 2015

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS), 2013

2014 - 2015

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

DPhil, Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford, 2013

2014 - 2015

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, University of Cambridge, 1993

2014 - 2015

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, Yale University, 1982

2014

Sotheby's Scholars

2013 - 2014

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, Standford University, 2001

2013 - 2014

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, Yale University, 2007

2013 - 2014

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, Boston University, 2013

2013

Sotheby's Scholars

2012 - 2013

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

MA, Royal College of Art, 2010

2012 - 2013

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 2004

2012 - 2013

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, University of Southern California, 2012

2012

Sotheby's Scholars

2011 - 2012

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, McGill University, 2010

2011 - 2012

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, Kyoto University, 2008

2011 - 2012

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

2011 - 2012

PhD Candidate, University of Tokyo

2010 - 2011

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, University of Washington

2010

Sotheby's Scholars

2009 - 2010

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, University of Pennsylvania

2009 - 2010

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, UCLA, 2009

2009 - 2010

Handa Art Historian Fellows

PhD, University College London

2008 - 2010

Handa Japanese Archaeology Fellows

PhD, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo

2009

Sotheby's Scholars

2008 - 2009

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, Yale University, 2007

2008 - 2009

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, University of Chicago, 2006

2007 - 2008

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, Stanford University, 2006

2007 - 2008

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2007

2006 - 2007

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, University of British Columbia, 2006

2006 - 2007

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 1995

2006 - 2007

Handa Japanese Archaeology Fellows

PhD Candidate, Kyushu University, Fukuoka

2006

Sotheby's Scholars

2005 - 2006

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, Yale University, 2005

2005 - 2006

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, Princeton University, 1997

2004 - 2006

Handa Art Historian Fellows

PhD, Keio University, 2007

2005 - 2006

Handa Art Historian Fellows

PhD, Open University, 2003

2004 - 2005

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, Columbia University, 2003

2004 - 2005

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, University of Washington, 2004

2004

Sotheby's Scholars

2003 - 2004

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, Princeton University, 2000

2003 - 2004

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

2003 - 2004

Handa Art Historian Fellows

PhD, Columbia University, 2003

2003 - 2004

Handa Japanese Archaeology Fellows

PhD Candidate, Keio University

2003

Sotheby's Scholars

2002 - 2003

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, University of Washington, 1997

2002 - 2003

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, Yale University, 1999

2002 - 2003

Handa Art Historian Fellows

PhD, Keio University

2002 - 2003

Handa Japanese Archaeology Fellows

PhD, Kokugakuin University, Tokyo, 1997

2001 - 2002

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, Columbia University, 2000

2001 - 2002

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2001

2001 - 2002

Handa Art Historian Fellows

PhD, Gakushuin University, 2002

2001

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, Harvard University, 1995

2001

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellows

PhD, Princeton University, 2001

2001

Handa Art Historian Fellows

PhD, Keio University, 2001

2001

Sotheby's Scholars

2000

Sotheby's Scholars

1999

Sotheby's Scholars