Scholarships in Art History

Rome Prize Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident for at least three years at the time of application.

Fellowship in Early American History and Culture

Award: $1,800, Deadline: March 1

Five copies of a curriculum vitae, a two- to four-page description of the proposed research, and one letter of recommendation required.

Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art History

Award: $20,000, Deadline: October 26

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, be a Ph.D. candidate, have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation, and have a dissertation topic focused on the history of visual arts of the U.S. Applicant must be enrolled at a U.S. institution. Applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (OFA). OFA is accessible through the Fellowship and Grant Programs section of the web site.

George E. Mylonas Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be an entering freshman student who plans to pursue an undergraduate major in Arabic; art history and archaeology; Chinese; classics/ancient studies; comparative arts; comparative literature; dance; drama; English; film and media studies; French; German; modern Hebrew; history; interdisciplinary project in the humanities; literature and history; Italian; Japanese; Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern studies; music; philosophy; religious studies; Russian studies; or Spanish.

Academic Year Internship

Award: -, Deadline: May 1 (fall); November 15 (spring); February 15 (summer)

Applicant must have completed at least two years of college. Summer interns receive a small stipend for the nine week program (pending funding from the museum). Internships are available in many departments.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship for Minorities

Award: $24,000, Deadline: November 14

Applicant must be U.S. citizen or national who is an Alaskan Native, Native American, black/African-American, Mexican American, Pacific Islander, or Puerto Rican. Applicant must have completed no more than 30 semester/45 quarter hours of graduate work in fields eligible for support.

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for Minorities

Award: $35,000, Deadline: Early January

Applicant must have completed a Ph.D. or Sc.D. within seven years, be a U.S. citizen or national, and be an Alaskan Native, Native American, black/African-American, Mexican-American, Pacific Islander, or Puerto Rican.

Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Fellowship

Award: $22,500, Deadline: January 5

Applicant should have reached an advanced level of experience or training.

Theodore Rousseau Fellowship

Award: $20,000, Deadline: November 4

Applicant must have a goal of entering a museum as a curator of painting. Selection is based upon a full resume, a two-part statement no more than one thousand words, specifying what the applicant wishes to accomplish during the fellowship period, and how the museum's resources can be utilized to their goals; three letter of recommendations, a list of other applications for fellowships or grants applied for in the same period, and an official transcript.

Lifchez/Stronach Curatorial Internship

Award: $21,000, Deadline: January 29

Applicant must want to continue a career in art history and should have a background of financial need or other disadvantage that might jeopardize his or her pursuing a career without the internship. Resume, two academic recommendations, transcripts, list of art history or other relevant courses taken, list of foreign languages known, and an essay are required to be submitted. Award is for work on projects appropriate to academic background, skills, and career goals.

Bothmer Fellowship

Award: $52,000, Deadline: November 4

Preference is given to applicant who will profit the most from using the resources of Greek or Roman art department of the museum. Applicant must submit outline of thesis. Award is for research at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

NEH Fellowship

Award: $30,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be an academic, museum, or independent scholar, and be a U.S. citizen or have been a U.S. resident for at least three years. Award is not for dissertation research. Award is a residential research fellowship in Winterthur's library and museum collections.

ACLS/New York Public Library Fellowship

Award: $65,000, Deadline: September 28

Applicant must identify specific resources and benefits to be gained from affiliation with the Center for Scholars and Writers. Applicant must be selected by both ACLS Committee and the New York Public Library. Applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (OFA). OFA is accessible through the Fellowship and Grant Programs section of the web site. Applicant must apply separately to the Cullman Center at the New York Public Library (csw@nypl.org).

Polaire Weissman Fund

Award: $20,000, Deadline: November 3

Applicant needs to present a typed application, full resume, statement (not to exceed 1,000 words), and three letters of recommendation.

Sherman Fairchild Foundation Conservation Fellowship

Award: $22,500, Deadline: December 2

Applicant must be a qualified candidate from the United States and abroad who have already reached an advanced level of training or experience.

Francine Zorn Trachtenberg Art History Scholarship

Award: $12,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be majoring in art history.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Internship Program

Award: $2,500, Deadline: November 1 (spring); January 30 (summer); June 1 (fall)

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen who is African-American, Alaskan, Asian-American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, or Native American. Preference is given to residents of the New York City area.

Hilla Rebay International Fellowship

Award: $500, Deadline: May 15

Award is for research, travel, and scholarship related to Hilla Rebay and her associates. Applicant must be accepted for a summer internship.

Peggy Guggenheim Studentship Program, Venice, Italy

Award: -, Deadline: December 1

Art Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be planning to major in the visual arts or art history.

Betty L. Barootes Scholarship in Visual Arts

Award: $1,350, Deadline: March 17

Applicant must be pursing a B.A. or B.A. Honours and be majoring in art history or Indian art history. Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA required.

Martha L. Frost Scholarship

Award: $250, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Greensburg Community High School who will pursue post-secondary education.

Bill McKnight Legacy Scholarship

Award: $3,250, Deadline: January 13

Applicants must be residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington and be high school seniors or college or graduate students (community college, four-year public or private college or university, certificate program, vocational/technical/trade programs, law school, medical/dental/veterinary school or graduate education). Students must be members of the LGBTQ and allied community and display leadership either within the LGBTQ community or within their field of study and demonstrate financial need. Students with additional barriers to education as well as those who are economically, racially, socially, geographically or politically disenfranchised will be given consideration as well. Preference given to applicants from Kitsap County/Bainbridge Island, Washington.

BSC Art & Art History Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 11

Applicants must be graduating seniors enrolling at Birmingham-Southern College. Students seeking the art scholarship must provide a portfolio of work and interview with a faculty member. Applicants seeking the art history scholarship must provide a writing sample of an analysis of an artwork.