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CAA-Getty International Travel Grant Program

About the Grant

The CAA-Getty International Program, generously supported by the Getty Foundation, provides funding to fifteen art historians, museum curators, and artists who teach art history to attend CAA's Annual Conference. The grant covers travel expenses, hotel accommodations for eight nights, per diems, conference registrations, and one-year CAA memberships.

The goal of the project is to increase international participation in CAA, to diversify the organization’s membership, and to foster collaborations between American art historians, artists, and curators and their international colleagues. CAA also wishes to familiarize international participants with the submission process for conference sessions to encourage ongoing involvement with the association.

This program is funded on an annual basis by the Getty Foundation. In 2017, the program will be holding a reunion in which twenty of the ninety alumni will attend the Conference and participate in special sessions on international issues in art history. Please check back in July 2017 for information about the 2018 conference.

Are You Eligible?

Applicants must be practicing art historians who teach at a university or work as a curator in a museum, or artists who teach art history. They must have a good working knowledge of English and be available to participate in CAA events from February 1 to 8, 2016. Applicants must be able to obtain a travel visa to visit the United States for the duration of the conference.

Only professionals who have not attended a CAA conference previously, and who are from countries underrepresented in CAA’s membership are eligible to apply. Applicants do not need to be CAA members. This grant program is not open to graduate students or to those participating in the 2016 conference as chairs, speakers, or discussants.

How to Apply

Please review the application specifications and complete the application form. If you have questions about the process or are unsure of your eligibility, please email Janet Landay, project director of the CAA-Getty International Program.

Applications should include:

  • A completed application form
  • A two-page version of the applicant’s CV
  • A letter of recommendation from the chair, dean, or director of the applicant’s school, department, or museum

Please send all application materials as Word or PDF files to Janet Landay no later than Wednesday, August 26, 2015. CAA will notify applicants on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

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