Funders: Henry Luce Foundation; American Council for Learned Societies; Opportunity: 2016-17 Dissertation Fellowships in American Art; Funding Focus: Higher education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility (estimated): Graduate fellows at public and private colleges and universities; Funding: 10 awards up to $25,000 each; Deadline: TBA, (the competition is to open this summer with a fall deadline; last year’s deadline was in October).
Summary: Dissertations must focus on a topic in the history of the visual arts of the United States. Although the topic may be historically and/or theoretically grounded, projects must be object-oriented and use art-historical or visual studies approaches. Proposals whose emphases are predominantly socio-historical will not be considered. Applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. except the dissertation before beginning fellowship tenure. An additional $2,000 in travel expenses may also be added to the award.