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Professional Development Fellowships for Graduate Students

CAA's Professional Development Fellowship in Art History

CAA's Professional Development Fellowship in Art History supports graduate students and scholars in art, architecture, and/or design historians, curators, or critics who recently received their PhD and are preparing the PhD for publication or who are conducting research in their final year to complete their PhD. Each fellow is given a one-time award to help with various aspects of their work, whether for job-search expenses, image license fees, or other publishing costs. Fellows also receive a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary registration to the next Annual Conference. Honorable Mentions, given at the discretion of the jury, receive a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary registration for the next Annual Conference. One fellowship will be awarded in the amount of $10,000. Please upload the following forms, attachments and references: 

  • CV or resume 
  • Personal essay, up to four double-spaced pages in 12 pt, Times New Roman font 
  • Dissertation prospectus 
  • Sample completed chapter 
  • Timetable for dissertation completion (required only for dissertations in progress) 
  • Two letters of recommendation (provide contact information and we will notify referees. Please note that this is due at the same time as the rest of the application).

The following criteria are used in selecting recipients. (Statements and/or letters of recommendation should speak to these):

  • Applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States 
  • Quality and relevance of work (demonstrated by personal essay, prospectus, and sample chapter) 
  • Strength of academic record and recommendations 
  • Completion of dissertation and conferment of PhD in the year following year of application 
  • Applicants from underrepresented groups 
  • Financial need 
  • Submissions closed for 2020

    CAA's Professional Development Fellowship in visual arts

    CAA's Professional Development Fellowship in visual arts supports graduate students who are completing the MFA degree or other terminal degree programs. Fellows are honored with a one-time, unrestricted grant to help 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. Fellows also receive a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary registration to the next Annual Conference. Honorable Mentions, given at the discretion of the jury, receive a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary registration for the next Annual Conference. One fellowship will be awarded in the amount of $10,000. In order to complete this application, you will need to upload the following items: 

    • CV or resume 
    • An artist statement of no more than two standard, double-spaced pages in 12 pt Times New Roman 
    • Two letters of recommendation (provide contact information and we will notify referees. Please note that this is due at the same time as the rest of the application).
    • Artist media (up to six images or five minutes of video, but not both) 

    The following criteria are used in selecting recipients. (Statements and/or letters of recommendation should speak to these):

    • Applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States 
    • Quality of work (demonstrated by documentation and visual images, personal essay, statement on proposed MFA exhibition, and timetable) 
    • Strength of academic record and recommendations 
    • Completion of MFA requirements dissertation and conferment of MFA in the year following year of application 
    • Applicants from underrepresented groups 
    • Financial need 
    Submissions closed for 2020

    Contact

    For more information about the CAA fellowship program, please contact nyoffice@collegeart.org.