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


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.


National Endowment for the Humanities

Grant: Summer Stipend Grant
Award: $6,000
Description: Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months.


Luce Foundation

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


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.


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.

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