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.
RESEARCH AND TEACHING
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: terraamericanart.org/academic-awards