Center for Scholarly Engagement

The Arts (visual, performing, creative writing)

**Requires University nomination

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts Fellowship Program ~ Show Information

  • Annual program of support for advanced graduate research in the history, theory, and criticism of art, architecture, and urbanism
  • There are nine fellowships to choose from and each has specific requirements and intents, including support for the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation, for residency and travel during the period of dissertation research, and for postdoctoral research
  • $24,000 per year
  • Application deadline: mid-November
  • Available to: pre-doctoral students who have completed all departmental requirements, including course work, residency, and general and preliminary examinations. Certification in two languages other than English is required. Candidates must be either United States citizens or enrolled in a university in the United States.

Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award ~ Show Information

  • Award provides up to $50,000 annually for tuition, room and board, required fees, and books
  • Open to students pursuing their first graduate degree in the performing arts, visual arts, or creative writing
  • Application deadline: early February
  • Available to:  graduating seniors or recent graduates (within the last 5 years) with a 3.20 minimum GPA with demonstrated unmet financial need

Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program ~ Show Information

  • All fellows at the Smithsonian work with a Smithsonian advisor to conduct independent study or research relating to Smithsonian collections, facilities, or staff expertise.
  • Applicants must propose research that is conducted at the Smithsonian in an area of research outlined in the publication, Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study (SORS)
  • Fellowships are available for the following fields: Animal behavior, ecology, and environmental science; Anthropology and archaeology; Astrophysics and astronomy; Earth sciences and paleobiology; Evolutionary and systematic biology; History of science and technology; History of art, especially American, contemporary, African, and Asian art, twentieth-century American crafts, and decorative arts; Social and cultural history of the United States Folklife.
  • Application deadline: mid-January
  • Available to: graduate students, postgraduates, and predoctoral students, as well as conservators, postdoctoral and senior investigators