Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art
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About the Program

Designated for graduate students at any stage of PhD dissertation research or writing. Ten fellowships are available for a non-renewable, one-year term beginning between June and September 2020 for the 2020-21 academic year. The fellowships may be carried out in residence at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the research. The fellowships may not be used to defray tuition costs or be held concurrently with any other major fellowship or grant.


Applicants must be a PhD candidate in a department of art history in the United States. A student with an appropriate project whose degree will be granted by another department is eligible only if the principal dissertation advisor is in a department of art history. (Students preparing theses for the Master of Fine Arts degree are not eligible.) Applicants must have a dissertation focused on a topic in the history of the visual arts of the United States, including all facets of Native American art. Projects should be focused foremost on the art object and/or image and employ an art-historical or visual studies approach. Although the topic may be historically and/or theoretically grounded, proposals whose emphases are predominantly socio-historical will not be considered. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD except the dissertation before beginning fellowship tenure; have not previously applied for this fellowship more than once; be a US citizen or permanent resident.

Award Amount/Award Period

Stipend: $36,000, plus up to $4,000 as a travel and research allowance.

Application Deadline

October 23, 2019.

Award Type

Dissertation Fellowship

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Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art