Outside Scholarships

Check out the list of scholarships available outside of the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual arts. There is the scholarship from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Luce Foundation,  American Council of Learned Societies, and the American Philosophical Society.

Outside Scholarships and Grants 

American Council of Learned Societies

Grant: Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
Award: up to $38,000
Description: Support a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing. 

American Philosophical Society

Grant: The John Hope Franklin Dissertation Fellowship
Award: TBD
Description: Support an outstanding doctoral student at an American university or an exceptional American doctoral student abroad who is completing the dissertation.

AAUW American Fellowships

Grant: Short-term Research Publication Grant, Dissertation Fellowship and Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship
Award: $6,000-$30,000
Description: Support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication.

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship

Please submit applications to Molly Davis by November 15, 2019
Award: The amount of each Fellowship will cover actual tuition costs plus an $18,000 annual stipend to be allocated towards program costs, and living expenses. 

The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowships are designed to support graduate students who are currently enrolled and pursuing a graduate degree, have outstanding undergraduate records, have demonstrated a need for financial assistance, and are citizens of the United States of America. The recipient of a Fellowship shall be known as a Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellow. 

The Liebmann trustees seek to attract and support students with outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study; they welcome applications from students of all national origins who are United States citizens.

Application Checklist
Application 2019-2020 

The IDSVA internal deadline is November 15, 2019. Complete applications should be emailed to mdavis@idsva.edu. IDSVA will select and submit up to three applications to the Liebmann Fellowship annually. An undergraduate gpa of at least 3.6 is preferred. Questions may be directed to mdavis@idsva.edu.

Luce Foundation

Grant: Dissertation Fellowships
Award: $27,000
Description: The Luce Foundation awards fellowships to doctoral candidates working on dissertations in American art.

National Endowment for the Humanities

Grant: Fellowship Grant
Award: $4,200 per month for 6-12 months
Description: Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, research for dissertations or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Projects may be at any stage of development.

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Grant: Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program
Award: The stipend for a one-year fellowship is $36,000 for predoctoral scholars
Description: Research fellowships in the art and visual culture of the United States. Fellowships are residential and support full-time independent and dissertation research. PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and senior scholars are eligible to apply. Predoctoral applicants must have completed coursework and preliminary examinations for their doctoral degree and must be engaged in dissertation research.

The Social Science Research Council

Grant: International Dissertation Research Fellowship
Award: Average of $23,000 per year
Description: The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics.

A Premium membership to Academia.edu for $99 annually provides access to several hundred grants and fellowships in the humanities.