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Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art

Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art are designated for graduate students at any stage of PhD dissertation research or writing. Ten fellowships are available for a non-renewable, one-year term beginning between June and September. The fellowships may be carried out in residence at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the research. The fellowships may not be used to defray tuition costs or be held concurrently with any other major fellowship or grant.

Stipends are $30,000 and additional funds are available for travel and research. This program is made possible by funding from the Henry Luce Foundation.

Eligibility
Applicants must:

be a PhD candidate in a department of art history in the United States. A student with an appropriate project whose degree will be granted by another department is eligible only if the principal dissertation advisor is in a department of art history. (Students preparing theses for the Master of Fine Arts degree are not eligible.)

Applicants must:
-have a dissertation focused on a topic in the history of the visual arts of the United States. Projects should be focused foremost on the art object and/or image and employ an art-historical or visual studies approach. Although the topic may be historically and/or theoretically grounded, proposals whose emphases are predominantly socio-historical will not be considered.
-have completed all requirements for the PhD except the dissertation before beginning fellowship tenure.
-have not previously applied for this fellowship more than once.
-be a US citizen or permanent resident.

Website:
http://www.acls.org/grants/Default.aspx?id=516

Deadline:
mid October

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: None

Graduate: Phd Student, ABD Student- must be ABD at start of award

Award Type:
Dissertation Completion Grant
Research

Award Period:
Academic Year (Graduate)
Summer (Graduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Arts and Humanities

Additional Qualifications:
US citizen or permanent resident

Last Updated:
July 18, 2018

Last Updated: 9/12/17