Scholarships in Art History, Criticism And Conservation

Distinguished Scholar Award

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicants are nominated by their high schools during junior year (with achievement of unweighted 3.7 academic FIPA or higher). Talent in the arts (dance, drama, visual arts, vocal & instrumental music) or by being named a finalist by the National Merit Corporation.

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.

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies

Award: -, Deadline: December 19

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, must plan to enter a Ph.D. program in the humanities, plan a career in college teaching, and present evidence of outstanding academic promise. Applicant must take the GRE test by December 1.

Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

Award: $30,000, Deadline: January 21

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a Ph.D. from a U.S. or Canadian institution.

Huntington Fellowships

Award: $12,500, Deadline: November 15

Applicant must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent or be a doctoral candidate at dissertation stage. Selection is based upon the value of the project, the ability of the applicant, and the degree to which special strengths of the library will be utilized. Recipients are expected to be in residence throughout their tenure.

Advanced Level Internship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 1

Summer Internship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 1

Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Students

Award: $75,000, Deadline: October 2

Applicant must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Award is intended to support an academic year of residence at any national residential research centers. Program encourages exchanges across disciplinary lines that can be especially helpful to deepening and expanding the significance of projects in the humanities and related social sciences. 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.

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.

Douglas Haskell Award

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 23

Applicants must submit article, essay, or journal that has been or will soon be published.

Paul Collins Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, demonstrate artistic talent, and be a resident of Kent County, Mich. Selection is based upon academic achievement, extracurricular activities, personal statement, and financial need.

J. Clawson Mills Fellowship

Award: $20,000, Deadline: November 4

Applicant must submit typed application, full resume of education and employment, official transcripts, and a two-part statement not to exceed 1,000 words. Preference is given to mature scholars of demonstrated ability. Award is for study or research at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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.

Cloisters Summer Internship for College Students

Award: $3,250, Deadline: Early February

Preference is given to first- and second-year students. Award includes intensive training in museum teaching techniques. Recipient will conduct gallery workshops for groups of New York City day campers in the Cloisters (a medieval European branch museum).

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.

Fine Arts Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must demonstrate talent in art, music, or theatre. Audition or portfolio is required.

Henry & Chiyo Kuwahara Creative Arts Award

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 1

Award is to encourage creative projects reflecting the Japanese-American experience and providing cultural representation. Applicant must be a member of JACL. Selection is based upon personal statement, letters of recommendation, transcripts, work experience, and community involvement. Professional artists are not eligible.

Two-Year Kress Research at Foreign Institutions Fellowship

Award: $22,500, Deadline: November 30

Award may be used at schools in Florence, Jerusalem, Leiden, London, Munich, Nicosia, Paris, Rome, or Zurich only (complete list of affiliated schools available on sponsor's website).

Kress Travel Fellowship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: November 30

Applicant must be a pre-doctoral candidate in the history of art who is a U.S. citizen or an individual matriculated at an American university. Applicant must be nominated by their art history department. Fellowship allows students to travel to view materials essential for the completion of dissertation research.

Fellowship for Post-Graduate Advanced Training in Fine Arts Conservation

Award: $30,000, Deadline: March 1 (must be received by)

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen studying anywhere in the world; foreign applicants must be studying at a U.S. institution.

Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC)

Award: -, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a college graduate; have a minimum GRE score of 1050; demonstrate manual and studio skills; have completed course work in archaeology, art history, chemistry, and studio art; and have at least 400 hours of art conservation experience. Fellowship is offered as part of U of Delaware's M.S. program in art conservation.

Predoctoral Fellowships for Historians of American Art to Travel Abroa

Award: $6,000, Deadline: November 15

Applicant must be a doctoral student studying art history and aspects of art and architecture in the United States, including native and pre-Revolutionary America. Fellowship is for a period of four to six weeks of continuous travel abroad in areas such as Africa, Asia, or South America, as well as Europe, to sites of historical and cultural interest, including museums, exhibitions, collections, and monuments.

Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Fellowship

Award: $22,500, Deadline: January 5

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

Polaire Weissman Fund for Conservation Fellowship

Award: $22,500, Deadline: January 5

Applicant must be interested in a career in costume, and have an advanced level of study in costume conservation. Selection is based upon: full resume, a statement not to exceed one thousand words, describing what the applicant expects to accomplish and how the museum's facilities can be utilized to achieve their objectives, tentative work schedule, three letters of recommendation, at least one academic, and one professional, and an official transcript.

Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellowship

Award: $24,000, Deadline: November 4

Applicant must be studying in a field related to a collection of the museum. Preference given to applicant in the decorative arts who is under the age of 40. Award is for research at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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.

Internship for College Students

Award: $3,250, Deadline: January 1 (contact office)

Applicant must have a broad background in art history. Resume, two academic recommendations, transcripts, list of art history or other relevant courses taken, list of foreign languages known, and essay are required to be submitted. Award is to work on departmental projects, give gallery talks, and work at the Visitor Information Center for ten weeks.

Roswell L. Gilpatrick Internship

Award: $3,750, Deadline: January 29

Applicant must be interested in a museum career. Applicant must submit a resume, two academic recommendations, transcripts, list of art history or other relevant courses taken, list of foreign languages known, and an essay.