Please reach out to the Scholarship Chair and Graduate Advisor for the department if you are interested in any form of conference/travel funding. You must apply for funding prior to travel.
1. Departmental Funding
Applications for conference travel (PDA) are received on a rolling basis throughout the semester. Students do not necessarily apply on a direct link, as the payment a departmental nomination. Payment comes from two sources, the Office of Graduate Studies and department funds.
Although Art History’s major research competition is in the spring, a fall competition will fund research travel for Ph.D. students to be carried out in the winter or early spring. Since most Master’s-level thesis projects are intended to be completed without travel, the majority of this money goes to Ph.D. students. In certain cases, support may be available for M.A. students. Funding allowances are determined by the Scholarship chair.
Research Travel Fund Request Form
2. Graduate School Professional Development Awards
Doctoral students may be funded by a Professional Development Award only once each academic year. The amounts awarded follow the guidelines noted at the top of the page.
Each year the Office of Graduate Studies awards the Department of Art and Art History funding for advanced doctoral students to attend professional conferences to present a paper based on original research.
Prior to applying for the Graduate School’s travel funding, please speak with the Art History Scholarship Chair. The GSPDA website has details regarding the deadlines, Student Professional Development Form, and necessary materials.
The Graduate Coordinator will contact you for a list of documents and once gathered will complete the online nomination process. The Graduate School will notify you by email when your nomination has been processed. You must be registered during the semester the funds are to be used. Summer registration will be waived if you were registered for the prior spring semester.