Foundation Favors Art, Fellowships

Private Funder: Dedalus Foundation; Opportunity: Dissertation Fellowship; Funding Focus: Arts & education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Fellows; Funding: Maximum award $20,000 (the foundation made about $600,000 in grants last year); Deadline: Dec. 1.

Summary: The Dedalus Foundation fosters public understanding of modern art and Modernism. The fellowship is awarded annually to a Ph.D. candidate at a university in the United States who is working on a dissertation related to painting, sculpture and allied arts from 1940-1970, with a preference shown to Abstract Expressionism. The website is at:   

Info:; Richard Rubin, foundation chairman,, 555 West 57th St., Suite 1222, New York, NY 10019; 212/220-4220.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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