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
Grant: Short-term Research Publication Grant, Dissertation Fellowship and Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship
Description: Support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication.
Grant: Summer Stipend Grant
Description: Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months.
Grant: Dissertation Fellowships
Description: The Luce Foundation awards fellowships to doctoral candidates working on dissertations in American art.
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.
Grant: The John Hope Franklin Dissertation Fellowship
Description: Support an outstanding doctoral student at an American university or an exceptional American doctoral student abroad who is completing the dissertation.
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.
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.