STIP: Terra Foundation academic awards, fellowships, and grants

Terra Foundation academic awards, fellowships, and grants help scholars in the field of American art realize their academic and professional goals and support the worldwide study and presentation of the historical art of the United States.



Digital Publication Initiatives

Terra Foundation for American Art Digital Publication Initiatives are innovative projects that promote the use and application of computational technology and data in the study of the visual arts of the United States and the dissemination of the resulting research.

The editors of Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide are currently accepting proposals for articles addressing art and visual culture of the Americas in the long nineteenth century, from the American Revolution to World War I.


Academic Workshop & Symposium Grants

Academic program funding is available for in-person exchanges such as workshops, symposia, and colloquia that encourage international scholarship on American art topics (circa 1500–1980), as well as scholarly projects with focused theses that further research of American art in an international context.

Terra Summer Residency

The Terra Summer Residency brings together doctoral scholars of American Art and emerging artists worldwide for a nine-week residential program in the historic village of Giverny, France.  The program encourages independent work while providing seminars and mentoring by senior scholars and artists to foster reflection and debate.

Research Fellowships at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

These residential fellowships at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, in Washington, DC, support full-time independent and dissertation research by scholars from abroad researching historical American art (circa 1550–1980) or by US scholars, particularly those investigating international contexts for American art.

Research Travel Grants to the United States

These grants enable scholars outside the United States to consult resources and visit collections within the United States. The foundation accepts proposals from doctoral students, postdoctoral and senior scholars.

International Research Travel Grants for US-based Scholars

These grants offer US-based scholars working on American art and visual culture prior to 1980 the opportunity to conduct research abroad. Grant funding is available for doctoral students,  postdoctoral and senior scholars, whose projects require the study of materials outside the United States.

Terra Foundation University Teaching Programs

One of the ways we realize our global mission is by supporting visiting professorships and postdoctoral teaching fellowships at important academic institutions in Europe and elsewhere, thereby expanding opportunities for the study of historical American art. New opportunities will soon be announced.

Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Paris

This residential fellowship at the Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA), in Paris, offers a postdoctoral scholar the opportunity to pursue his or her own work while in residence for 12 months. The Terra Foundation fellow will be able to consult local libraries and archives, including the INHA library. Additionally, the Terra Foundation fellow will benefit from a travel allowance to visit museum and archival collections in the United States and attend the College Art Association conference or another American scholarly event.

Terra Foundation Affiliated Fellowship in Rome

This fellowship at the American Academy in Rome offers support for a postdoctoral and senior scholar to conduct research on American art and visual culture prior to 1980 while in residence for 4 to 6 months. Topics dealing with Italian-American exchanges and requiring first-hand exposure to collections and archives in Rome and its vicinity will be given priority.

For information about deadlines, eligibility, and application information, please visit:

STIP: 2 research fellowships ‘The Benin Bronzes’ (01.01.2018, Hamburg)

2 Promotionsstip. “Die Benin-Bronzen. Die Globalisierung des kolonialen Kunstraubs” (Univ. Hamburg)

Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, 01.01.2018

Bewerbungsschluss: 01.11.2017

Das Historische Seminar (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Zimmerer) in der Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften an der Universität Hamburg vergibt zum 1.1.2018 zwei Promotionsstipendien für das von der Gerda-Henkel-Stiftung geförderte Projekt “Die Benin-Bronzen. Die Globalisierung des kolonialen Kunstraubs”.

Im Jahre 1897 plünderten Truppen der britischen Kolonialarmee im Zuge einer angeblichen “Strafexpedition” den Königspalast von Benin City im heutigen Nigeria, vertrieben den amtierenden Oba und gliederten das bis dahin unabhängige Edo-Königreich Benin dem britischen Kolonialreich an. Continue reading “STIP: 2 research fellowships ‘The Benin Bronzes’ (01.01.2018, Hamburg)”

Apply Now: Leonard A. Lauder Fellowships in Modern Art

Deadline for all application materials, including transcripts and letters of recommendation: November 3, 2017, 5:00 p.m. (ET)

Founded in the spring of 2013, The Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art is a leading center for scholarship on modern art with a focus on Cubism and aims, through its various programs, to make critical contributions to the study of twentieth-century art. Continue reading “Apply Now: Leonard A. Lauder Fellowships in Modern Art”

STIP: National Humanities Center Fellowships, Research Triangle Park, NC

The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or one-semester residencies. Mid-career as well as senior scholars from all areas of the humanities are encouraged to apply; emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work are also invited to apply. Located in the vibrant Triangle region of North Carolina, the Center affords access to the rich cultural and intellectual communities supported by the area’s research institutes, universities, and dynamic arts scene. Fellows enjoy private studies, and superb library services deliver all research materials. Scholars from all parts of the globe are eligible; stipends and travel expenses are provided. Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials. Fellowships are supported by the Center’s own endowment, private foundation grants, contributions from alumni and friends, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Applications are due by October 18, 2017. For more information and to apply, please visit

The National Humanities Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, handicap, sexual orientation, or age. We are dedicated to fair treatment, diversity, and inclusion.

Tania Munz
Vice President for Scholarly Programs
National Humanities Center

Reference: STIP: National Humanities Center Fellowships. In:, Sep 25, 2017. <>.

CAA Professional-Development Fellowship program

The College Art Association’s Professional-Development Fellowship program offers two $10,000 fellowships each year—one to a visual artist and one to an art historian, each who are completing their graduate studies in 2018 (either fall or spring). The awards are a one-time, unrestricted grant designed to further the recipient’s professional development.

Art Historian Deadline – October 2, 2017

Visual Artists Deadline – November 10, 2017

Fellowship award amount: $10,000 each

Learn more about eligibility and the application process for CAA’s Professional-Development Fellowship.

“I remember sitting in my graduate school studio applying for the award. I was day-dreaming about how it could help me be a self-sustaining artist and maybe start my career in teaching. A few months later I received notification of the award and I’m happy to say the grant has helped me enormously with both of my day-dreams, artistic and academic. CAA’s Professional Development-Fellowship for Visual Artists has stabilized a shaky phase of my career and life, continuing an artistic practice after graduate school. The award funds helped me to kick-start my studio space, travel for photography research, and secure teaching positions right out of graduate school. CAA’s support of developing visual artists is certainly outstanding and to an even greater extent, appreciated. I’m happy to now be a CAA member and encourage others to apply for the fellowship without hesitation.” —Daniel Krauss, 2016 Professional-Development Fellowship Recipient

For art historians, the fellowship is intended to support graduate students and scholars in art, architecture, and/or design historian, curator, or critic who are conducting research in their final year to complete their PhD. The award can help with various aspects of his/her work, whether for job-search expenses, image license fees, or other publishing costs. Applications are due October 2, 2017, 5:00 pm.

For visual artists, the fellowship is intended to support those in MFA or other terminal degree programs in visual arts. The fellowship is to assist them with various aspects of their work, as an artist, designer and/or craftsperson, whether it be for job-search expenses or purchasing materials for their studio art/design practice. Applications are due November 10, 2017, 5:00 pm.

CAA initiated its fellowship program in 1993 to help student artists and art historians bridge the gap between their graduate studies and professional careers.

STIP: Getty Residential Grants 2018-2019, Los Angeles

Monumentality The Classical World in Context: Persia (Villa)

Getty Research Institute Residential Grants and Fellowships 2018-2019

Application deadline: Oct 2, 2017

The 2018/2019 academic year at the Getty Research Institute will be devoted to MONUMENTALITY. Monuments and the monumental address fundamental questions of art and architectural history such as size and scale. Applicants are encouraged to address monumentality in all of its distinct forms, as embodied by various cultures and powers throughout history. Research trajectories to consider include the role of monumentality as a tool for nation building, the subversive potential of monument making, and the monumental in buildings, sculptures, installations, murals, and even small-scale objects.

The Classical World in Context: Persia (Villa)

For a second year, the 2018/2019 term of the Getty Scholars Program at the Villa will address the political, intellectual, religious, and artistic relations between Persia, Greece, and Rome from the ninth century BC to AD 651. The Greeks viewed the Persian Empire, which reached from the borders of Greece to India, as a vastly wealthy and powerful rival and often as an existential threat. When the Macedonian king Alexander the Great finally defeated the Persians in 331 BC, Greek culture spread throughout the Near East, but native dynasties—first the Parthian (247 BC–AD 224) and then the Sasanian (AD 224–651)—soon reestablished themselves. The rise of the Roman Empire as a world power quickly brought it, too, into conflict with Persia, despite the common trade that flowed through their territories.

Priority will be given to research projects that are cross-cultural and interdisciplinary, and that utilize a wide range of archaeological, textual, and other evidence.

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Reference: STIP: Getty Residential Grants, Los Angeles. In:, Sep 24, 2017. <>

STIP: Fellowships in Modern Art, New York


The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 01, 2018

Application deadline: Nov 3, 2017

Founded in the spring of 2013, The Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art is a leading center for scholarship on modern art with a focus on Cubism and aims, through its various programs, to make critical contributions to the study of twentieth-century art.

Each year, The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers two fellowships in the Research Center to scholars studying Cubism or a related subject in modern art. One two-year position is intended for a predoctoral candidate who is embarking on his or her dissertation; the other fellowship is reserved for a qualified postdoctoral scholar at any stage of his or her career and may be one or two years in duration.

All Leonard A. Lauder Fellows are expected to contribute to the activities and programming of the Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art. All predoctoral fellowships must take place between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2020. All postdoctoral fellowships must take place between September 1, 2018 and (depending on the length of the fellowship) August 31, 2019 or August 31, 2020.

The stipend amount for one year is $45,000 for predoctoral fellows and $55,000 for postdoctoral fellows. During the fellowship period and at the Museum’s discretion, Leonard A. Lauder Fellows will be eligible to receive one or more travel stipends.

Fellowships in the Research Center offer an exceptional opportunity for scholars of modern art to conduct focused research on an independent project. As part of a larger cohort of Met Fellows, the Leonard A. Lauder Fellows will participate in the weekly gatherings and workshops organized by the Museum’s Education Department, in addition to those organized by the Research Center.

For application guidelines and additional information, visit:

For more information about the Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art, visit:

Reference: STIP: Fellowships in Modern Art, New York. In:, Sep 24, 2017. <>.