Resources in Art History for Graduate Students


Subects and Support for Research Abroad
Including Summer and Shorter-Term Programs in the U.S.

Summer (and beyond) Language Study These programs now have their own page!

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Support for Research Abroad


Many of the fellowships and grants listed on the Main Page also will provide support for research outside of the US or Canada. See also the Summer language study page

AFRICA

FRENCH AND FIELD RESEARCH IN SENEGAL

Held June 5-July 8, 2010. This program is apparently going to be offered for summer 2011 but the Web site has not been updated (18 December 2010).

STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM IN SENEGAL AND THE GAMBIA 2011

"Senegal & The Gambia: Traditions, Globalization, and Tourism in West Africa is a five-week program designed to provide students with an introduction to West African cultures and traditions, and an exploration of the growing centrality of tourism as an increasingly significant sector of the global economy. The program is open to graduate and undergraduate students nationally, who are interested in subjects as diverse as Africana Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Political Science, International Relations, Tourism Management, Modern Languages, and more; or students who simply want to learn more about their heritage, or experience another culture. Summer A 2011..." Apply by 21 January 2011. No course dates given. See the Web site for more information.

ASIA

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY STUDY ABROAD JAPAN SUMMER 2011

June 1-16 2011. Subject: "Japanese Gardens and Architecture." They also have some scholarships. Application deadline: 11 February 2011. See the Web site for more information.

AMERICAN CENTER FOR MONGOLIAN STUDIES SUMMER PROGRAM

"The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS), with funding support from the US State Department Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau, is pleased to announce the sixth year of the ACMS US-Mongolia Field Research Fellowship Program to support student field research in Mongolia in the Summer or Fall 2011. The program will provide awards of up to $4,000 to approximately 4-5 students from US universities to conduct academic field research in Mongolia between May and October 2011. Student applicants can be at an advanced undergraduate, masters or pre-dissertation doctoral level, and all fields of study are eligible. Students graduating in spring 2011 are eligible to apply. No previous experience in Mongolia required. DEADLINE TO APPLY: 15 February, 2010." See the Web site (above) for application details.

CANADA

CANADIAN FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN

Some of their awards may be used for international study/research.

CANADIAN STUDIES GRANT PROGRAMS

CANADIAN STUDIES GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS Here is a link to an official Canadian government site leading to information about several programs.

CLASSICS, ARCHAEOLOGY, AND RELATED

For information about other archeological fieldwork programs and related opportunities, visit: Archeological Excavations for Graduate Students.

W. F. ALBRIGHT INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH (AIAR)

Please check the full listing on the Classics/Archaeology Page.

AMERICAN ACADEMY IN ROME

Each year, up to 12 Rome Prizes are awarded in the fields of Ancient Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies and Modern Italian Studies. Rome Prize winners reside at the Academy's 11-acre center in Rome and receive room and board and a study. Both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral awards are available. Two-year residencies are awarded to pre-doctoral candidates whose proposal investigates the history of art and architecture. Application deadline: November 1 Information: AA in Rome, 7 East 60 St., New York, NY 10022-1001. Aplication guidelines may be downloaded from their large and commodius Web site.

AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL STUDIES AT ATHENS

Awards for Advanced Study in Greece. Given to graduate students who have completed the BA but not the PHD before entering the School. Preference is given to those who have completed at least one year of graduate study. A Regular Member receives $8,840 plus fees, room, and board for the year. Contact: Committee on Admissions and Fellowships, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 6-8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540-5232.

AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL STUDIES IN ATHENS: SUMMER SESSIONS

"The Summer Sessions of the American School of Classical Studies are an intensive introduction to Greece from antiquity through the modern period. The individuals selected for this program are normally graduate and advanced undergraduate students and high school and college teachers with clear evidence of interest in the Classical world as well as academic preparation in this area. For more information, see the Web site and/or contact: Committee on the Summer Sessions, ASCSA, 6-8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540-5232. Tel.: (609) 683-0800.

E-mail: ascsa@ascsa.org

ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA

"The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) is North America's oldest and largest organization devoted to the world of archaeology." The AIA awards several fellowships each year to students and aspiring professionals. Please see the Web site for available awards.

CENTER FOR AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY

Located in Kampsville, Illinois. this CAA often has several employment opportunities available during the Summer. Interested candidates should see the Web site for more information.

INDIA, PAKISTAN

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF INDIAN STUDIES

In the past they have offered Junior Fellowships; write to ask for information: still offered? (Web site down: 18 December 2010)

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PAKISTAN STUDIES

Web site revived; the Institute looks to be functioning again. They appear to offer both short-term and "Regular" fellowships.

EGYPT, MIDDLE EASTERN COUNTRIES

AMERICAN RESEARCH CENTER IN EGYPT

ARCE has available fellowships for pre-doctoral students from a number of sources. Check the Web site for details.

THE AMERICAN CENTER OF ORIENTAL RESEARCH (AMMAN)

The Kress Fellowship In The Art and Archaeology of Jordan offers one or more three- to six-month fellowships for pre-doctoral students completing dissertation research in an art historical topic. History of art is defined to include: art history, archaeology, architectural history, and in some cases classical studies. Applicants must be Ph.D. candidates and U.S. citizens or foreign nationals who have matriculated at U.S. institutions. The maximum award for six months is $14,000. Deadline is 1 February.

For more information, please contact: ACOR at 656 Beacon Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02215 (Tel: 617-353-6571; Fax: 617-353-6575;

Email: acor@bu.edu
or: P.O. Box 2470, Amman, Jordan (Fax: 011-9626-534-4181).

AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR YEMENI STUDIES

See also: their listing with the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, below) Predoctoral fellowships for the humanities, social sciences, and the sciences. Please see the Web site for more information. Note the next deadline for the receipt of applications for the U.S. fellowships is March 15, 2011.

EUROPE

BELGIAN-AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

Grants for advanced study in any field at a Belgian university for US citizens under the age of 30 holding the M.A. or working on the PhD. The stipend for the next academic year is $24,000. Completed applications for 2011-2012 fellowships were due no later than October 31, 2010. (About the same time each year.)

[BELGIUM / NETHERLANDS] AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR NETHERLANDIC [SIC] RESEARCH RESEARCH GRANTS

In the past they have offered grants; Please see the Web site under "Resources" for current information.

[BULGARIA] AMERICAN RESEARCH CENTER IN SOFIA

A "9-month program (only for graduate students)...one term of their choice [devoted] to independent research and travel, and [participation] in the ARCS academic program during the other term." The terms are also open to advanced undergraduate students. For more information, see the Web site.

[FRANCE] CAMARGO FOUNDATION

Call for Applications : Artistic and Academic Fellowships. "The Camargo Foundation welcomes applications from composers, writers, and visual artists pursuing specific projects and from scholars pursuing studies in the humanities and social sciences relating to French and francophone cultures." Applicants may include: "Graduate students whose academic residence and general requirements have been met and for whom a stay in France would be beneficial in completing the dissertation required for their degree"...See the Web site for more information.

[FRANCE]TERRA SUMMER RESIDENCY IN GIVERNY 2011

"June 14 to August 8, 2011. Fellowships are awarded to artists who have completed their studies at the Master's level and pre-doctoral students at an advanced stage of research and writing on American art or transatlantic artistic exchange...." Application deadline: January 15.

GERMANY

GERMAN ACADEMIC EXCHANGE SERVICE (DAAD)

Grants for courses in German Studies, graduate research, and German language in Germany. Many programs available; closest to Art History is the program of Research Grants for recent Ph.D.s and Ph.D. candidates. Also summer language courses and a program for Canadians to study in Germany for one year. Write for details: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), New York Office, 950 Third Avenue, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10022.

GREECE

BETWEEN MARBLE AND CONCRETE: HERITAGE AND URBANISM IN ATHENS, 19TH TO 21ST CENTURIES

Amsterdam and Athens, June 6-17, 2011. "For this course we seek masterŐs and PhD students of universities in the Netherlands and abroad, with a background in heritage studies, archaeology, art history, architecture, architectural history, historical geography, urban planning, and landscape architecture and urban design. For more information please visit our website [Above]. Contact: Ms. Rita Hermans MA, Coordinator CLUE (Research Institute for the Heritage and History of Cultural Landscape and Urban Environment) e-mail: (rae.hermans@let.vu.nl) Deadline: Mar 4, 2011. [Also see: H-arthist Web site.

ITALY

THE BRITISH SCHOOL AT ROME

Rome Scholarships and Rome Awards for periods from four to nine months. N. B.: Open to those of "British or Commonwealth birth, or have been working professionally or studying at postgraduate level for the last three years in the UK or Commonwealth." See the Web site for more information.

GLADYS KRIEBLE DELMAS FOUNDATION

Support for the study of the history, art, and culture of Venice and the former Venetian empire. Full-year and shorter grants. Contact: GKDF, 521 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1612, New York, NY 10175-1699. Their web site includes an online application form. Deadline: December 15.

LEMMERMANN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

"The Lemmermann Foundation awards scholarships to University students, who need to study in Rome to carry out research and prepare their theses concerning Rome and the Roman culture from the Pre-Roman period to the present day time in the classical studies. Address: Fondazione Lemmermann, c/o Studio Avvocati Romanelli, via Cosseria, 5, 00192 Rome. (+39-06) 324.30.23. Fax (+39-06) 321/1746. E-mail: lemmerma@bbs.nexus.it."

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY SEMESTER PROGRAM IN FLORENCE

Undergraduate, but graduates might find this of interest.

RENAISSANCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA GRANTS

RSA awards small research grants to predoctoral students. Deadline: 31 December 2010.

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE STUDY IN FLORENCE

"The Florence Graduate Program in Renaissance Art offers the M.A. in Art History through a program that combines study at Syracuse University in the U.S. and at their Florence campus. The Fine Arts Department, in association with the Graduate School of Syracuse University, each year awards four Florence Fellowships which include full tuition and a stipend towards living expenses." The URL changes or goes down or something all the time; you may have to use a search engine to find it, but it is there.

UNIVERSITA' INTERNAZIONALE DELL'ARTE

Offers scholarships towards its programs in art criticism, museology, conservation, restoration, and for special seminars and courses. Contact: UIA, Villa il Ventaglio, via delle Forbici, 24-26, 50133 Firenze, Italy.

POLAND

KOSCIUSZKO FOUNDATION

For more information, contact: The Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 East 65th Street, NY, NY 10021-6595.

SCANDINAVIA

THE AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION

Awards are open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will have completed their undergraduate education at the time their overseas program begins. FYI: They also offer fellowships and grants for Scandinavians to study (usually at the graduate level) in the U.S. Contact: A-S Foundation, 725 Park Avenue, New York City, NY, 10021. Tel.: (212) 879-9779.

AMERICAN WOMEN'S CLUB IN SWEDEN

Annual. "The scholarship, which is based on academic excellence and commitment to improving humankind, is awarded in the form of a stipend. The purpose of the stipend is to assist in covering expenses incurred while studying in Sweden. In order to qualify for the AWC Scholarship, the applicant must be 18 years old or older, an American Female Citizen, and accepted for a period of study or research at a Swedish educational institute."

SCANDINAVIA: GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

A collection of sites from the American-Scandinavian Foundation.

GREAT BRITAIN, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND

ATTINGHAM SUMMER SCHOOL

"The Attingham Summer School is an intensive, 3-week course that travels to three different parts of England. Participants visit about 25 British Country houses, both public and private, and have special access to collections and specialists. From a large number of applicants from many countries, participants are chosen who have an architectural, historical, conservationist or academic background, or a close involvement with the fine and decorative arts. Applications for this and their other programs related to the study of country houses should be available on the website. Some scholarships are available.

BRITISH FEDERATION OF WOMEN GRADUATES

"The charitable foundation offers grants to help women graduates with their LIVING expenses (not fees) while registered for study or research at an approved institution of higher education in Great Britain...Women graduates from Britain and overseas are eligible to apply..." See Web site for more information, or contact: The Grants Administor, BFWG Charitable Foundation, 28 Great James Street, London WC1N 3EY. [The Web link at the bottom of the page leads to a page with other small grants.]

UK BRITISH MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIPS

"Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. Each scholarship is held for two years..."

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE: SUMMER SCHOOL IN ART HISTORY AND IN MEDIEVAL STUDIES

Offered every summer; subjects vary. Check the Web site for details. University of Cambridge, International Programmes, Madingley Hall, Madingley, Cambridge CB3 8AQ, UK

HENRY MOORE INSTITUTE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, UK, offered pre-doctoral fellowships in 2010-2011. No sign of these now, but you mght contact them and ask if they are still around. (Check the Web site to see what else is available currently).

TURKEY

AMERICAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE IN TURKEY

"ARIT directly supports and administers programs of fellowships for scholarly research and for language study in Turkey for U.S.-based scholars and graduate students." Please visit the Web site or contact: ARIT, University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19104-6324.

TURKISH CULTURAL FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS

2010 Program. "The Turkish Cultural Foundation Fellowship Program was established in 2007 to provide support to students, researchers and scholars who have an interest in the art and culture of Turkey and studies related to the preservation of TurkeyŐs artistic and cultural heritage. The mission of the TCF Fellowship Program is also to recognize and assist scholars, whose academic achievements and research reflect the commitment of the Turkish Cultural Foundation to disseminating knowledge about Turkey's cultural heritage." APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2010. See the Web site also, although the dates are for 2009. Contact: Hulya Yurtsever, Director, Turkish Cultural Foundation Istanbul Office (istanbul@turkishculture.org).

U.S.A.

MARY BAKER EDDY LIBRARY SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Boston, MA. They seem to have many opportunities; see the Web site.

MELLON SUMMER INSTITUTES IN FRENCH PALEOGRAPHY: 2008

Held 21 June-15 July 2010. Held at the Newberry Library, Chicago, IL. Applications were due March 1, 2010. Looks like nothing offered for summer 2011--see the Web site for more information.

NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY SUMMER MEDIEVAL STUDIES PROGRAM

"The Medieval Institute is pleased to offer Summer courses in medieval languages and paleography to graduate students and to qualified undergraduates from Notre Dame and all across the country. Occasional offerings are also available in history, English, theology, languages, and other fields." Check the Web site for the deadlines

VICTORIAN SOCIETY SUMMER SCHOOLS

The Victorian Society offers Summer Schools in Newport, RI, and London. These programs provide in-depth study of the multi-faceted physical and visual cultures of the 19th century. The courses include lectures by leading experts, site visits, and guided tours. Check the Web site for details.

WINTERTHUR MUSEUM COURSE ON THE DECORATIVE ARTS IN AMERICA

They have short courses on the Decorative Arts in America during the Fall and Winter. They also have Research Fellowships available all year round.

MULTIPLE COUNTRY LOCATIONS

COUNCIL OF AMERICAN OVERSEAS RESEARCH CENTERS FELLOWSHIPS FOR ADVANCED MULTI-COUNTRY RESEARCH

A number of programs. Contact: CAORC, .O. Box 37012 - MRC 178 - Washington, DC 20013-7012 (202) 633-1599 tel. - (202) 786-2430 fax

COUNCIL OF EUROPEAN STUDIES

Well, they do have pre-doctoral awards--no details on the site! Contact: CES, 420 West 118th Street, MC 3310, New York, NY 10027, ces@columbia.edu

FOUNDATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF MESOAMERICAN STUDIES (FAMSI) ANNUAL GRANT COMPETITION

[Web site much expanded; follow the links for a full description of awards, eligibility, etc] Grants are intended to provide assistance for scholarly investigations of PreColumbian Cultures of Mesoamerica (limited to present Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador). Applicants may be working in such fields as Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Epigraphy, Ethnohistory, History, Linguistics, or Multidisciplinary Studies, involving any suitable combination of these classifications. For more information, see the Web site. [They are having problems--no awards being made.]

FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS

Post B.A. fellowships for US citizens to study in over 100 countries. Selection begins at your home university; see your campus representative for application forms. This very complete Web site offers descriptions of the programs and lists of previous winners. For more information, write: Institute of International Education, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017-3580.

J.B. Harley Research Fellowships in the History of Cartography

N.B.: For more awards to study cartography please check the Main Page under "Cartography."

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AND EXCHANGES BOARD (IREX)

Pre-doctoral exchanges with all countries in Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia and Mongolia. Support for short and long-term projects and language study. Best to visit their very large web site. Or write:

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY SUMMER SESSION PROGRAMS

Temple University of Philadelphia offers a regular summer programs in Rome, Paris, Tokyo, London, Scotland, and Girona, Spain, among other locations. Length of programs varies. Application deadlines vary For more information on next year's programs, check the Web site or contact: International Programs, Temple University, 200 Tuttleman Learning Center, Philadelphia, PA 19122; phone (215) 204-0720.

THE YALE CENTER FOR BRITISH ART: Pre-doctoral Fellowships in British Art

Many opportunities, both in New Haven and in London.


OTHER SOURCES OF SUPPORT FOR RESEARCH ABROAD

Note that many of these sites are located at universities; not all of the programs are open to those not enrolled at the university, and the sites themselves may not always be available to those not using an on-campus computer.

STUDY ABROAD.COM

A compilation of programs all over the world. Includes programs open to students at almost all levels.

STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS FROM CIEE

Most of these are for undergraduates, but might be a useful source for language study, etc.

SCHOOL FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAINING

Study abroad programs at various levels, plus degree programs in related areas.


AUCTION HOUSES

CHRISTIE'S INTERNATIONAL: LONDON, NEW YORK, PARIS, AUSTRALIA

The auction house offers a range of short and long-term courses in the fine and decorative arts, including B.A. and M.A. programs. See the Web site for more details.

SOTHEBY'S INSTITUTE: NEW YORK AND LONDON

See here for information on all courses. Offers programs in fine and decorative arts, summer and longer duration,in New York and London. See the Web site for more information.



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