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Graduate Student Funding

For incoming students

All applicants to the Kress Foundation Department of Art History graduate program will be considered on a competitive basis for departmental and university scholarships/fellowships and Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) and Graduate Assistant (GA) positions. No separate application is required to be considered for funding; the department makes decisions based upon information provided in the graduate applications.

The Graduate Admissions Committee may nominate, on behalf of the department, exceptional incoming students for Graduate Studies awards.

For current students

Each year, the department recognizes the academic excellence of continuing graduate students through several awards. They include the Timothy Mitchell Memorial Art History Award, the Chu-Tsing Li Award for Academic Excellence in Chinese Art, and the Award for Academic Excellence in Asian Art. Outstanding contributions to the educational mission of the department are recognized through the Marilyn J. Stokstad Award. All of these monetary awards are paid against tuition or issued as a check.

For travel funding opportunities, visit the Travel Resources webpage.

By application

Departmental Policy on Graduate Student Fellowship Nominations:

For Graduate Studies and external fellowships (e.g. CASVA, Kress Foundation, Dedalus Foundation) applications that require departmental nomination, students must submit the following materials in PDF form via email to their faculty advisor and the Office Manager at least six weeks in advance of the granting institution's deadline: 

  1. Current CV
  2. Letter of application that outlines their status in the program, research and writing progress, reasons for wishing to be nominated for the particular fellowship, and an explanation of their intended use of the support.

These guidelines will allow adequate time for the art history faculty to consider the above materials and select nominees, and for those nominees and their faculty sponsor(s) to prepare and submit the necessary application materials to the granting institution(s).

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