Museum Studies Scholarships

Here are some of the Museum Studies scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Frances M. Schwartz Internship

Applicants must have completed the B.A. or the equivalent. Provides support for students to obtain practical experience in numismatics.

Frances M. Schwartz Internship

Applicants must have completed the B.A. or the equivalent. Provides support for students to obtain practical experience in numismatics.

Pat O'Connell Memorial Fellowship in Medieval Art

Awarded to a promising young scholar for one year's study or research in the field of Medieval Art. This fellowship is reserved for talented individuals with promising art historical projects that will contribute to the field at large and who will benefit most from using the resources of the Department of Medieval Art, its collections, and the guidance of its curatorial staff.

DAR Centennial Scholarship

The DAR Centennial Scholarship is awarded to outstanding students pursuing a course of graduate study in the field of historic preservation at a college or university in the United States. This scholarship was established from a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Centennial Pin. This is a one-time award in the amount of $2,000. Mail completed scholarship application form to: National Vice Chair DAR Centennial Scholarship 10837 SW 80th CT Ocala, FL 34481

Hagley/Winterthur Flwps in Arts & Industries

These fellowships are intended to support serious scholarly work. They enable individuals to pursue advanced study and research in the collections of both Hagley and Winterthur. They are available to both degree candidates and senior scholars, as well as applicants without advanced degrees. Applications are welcome from scholars and writers working independently as well as college and university teachers, librarians, archivists, museum curators, and scholars from fields other than the humanities. Fellowship recipients are required to spend their time in residence at Hagley and Winterthur, or at least to travel there on a regular and consistent basis. Low-cost rental accommodations may be available at both institutions. As much as possible, recipients should be prepared to devote their full time to the fellowship for the duration of their appointment. The fellowship program is also valuable for the collegial association it provides. As centers for advanced study in the humanities, Hagley and Winterthur are focal points for a community of scholars. Fellows are expected to participate in seminars which meet at both institutions, as well as attend noontime colloquia, lectures, concerts, exhibits, and other public programs offered during their tenure. Stipends are for a minimum of one month and a maximum of six months at no more than $1,200 per month.

The Bothmer Fellowship

Awarded to an outstanding graduate student who has been admitted to the doctoral program of a university in the United States and who has submitted an outline of a thesis dealing with either Greek or Roman art. Preference is given to the applicant who, in the opinion of the Grants Committee, will profit most from utilizing the resources of the Department of Greek and Roman Art: its collections, library, photographic and other archives, and the guidance of its curatorial staff.

Henry Belin du Pont Dissertation Fellowships

Henry Belin du Pont Dissertation Fellowships are designed for graduate students who have completed all course work for the doctoral degree and are conducting research on their dissertation. We invite applications from Ph.D. candidates whose research on important historical questions would benefit from use of Hagley's research collections. Applications should demonstrate superior intellectual quality, present a persuasive methodology for the project, and show that there are significant research materials at Hagley pertinent to the dissertation. Use of Hagley's collections may take place prior to application for the dissertation fellowship. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with Hagley staff prior to submitting their dossier. This is a residential fellowship with a term of four months. The fellowship provides $6,500, free housing on Hagley's grounds, use of a computer, mail and internet access, and an office. (Recipients who use this housing are strongly encouraged to have a car available for transportation during their residency.) Dissertation fellows are expected to have no other obligations during the term of the fellowship, to maintain continuous residence at Hagley for its duration, and to participate in events organized by Hagley's Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society. At the end of residency the recipient will make a presentation at Hagley based on research conducted during the fellowship. A research report is due a month after the end of residency at Hagley. Hagley will also receive a copy of the dissertation, as well as any publications aided by the fellowship. All applications must be submitted (in PDF or WORD format) as email attachments sent to Carol Lockman,, Please include following materials as separate documents: Project abstract (maximum length: 150 words). Curriculum Vitae Dissertation proposal of any length or a project description of approximately 1,500 words indicating the scope of your research and the existing scholarship with which you engage. Summary of the Hagley research materials that you will use in your dissertation and how they are pertinent to your project (maximum length: 500 words). Contact information for two recognized scholars who have agreed to write letters in support of your application. Optional – you may include a writing sample if you feel it will help the committee to evaluate your dissertation research.

Annette Kade Fellowship

Awarded to French and German predoctoral art history students for one year's study or research at the Metropolitan Museum. The award is intended for French and German students who would not otherwise have the opportunity to study in the United States.

Field Museum Graduate Student Fellowships

A limited number of Field Museum fellowships are available for graduate students engaged in dissertation research associated with the Museum. These fellowships provide stipend support. Candidates will be expected to have formal involvement with the Museum; a Field Museum curator must serve as member or chair on the student's academic committee, and the research should rely heavily upon the collections and facilities of the Museum. Students must be in residence in the Chicago area and are expected to spend a significant portion of their research time at the Museum for the duration of the fellowship. Eligible graduate students must have completed the preliminary examination. The period of appointment is one year and starts on September 1st. Applicants must contact the sponsoring curator well in advance of the application deadline. Applicants who have been awarded a Field Museum fellowship by the scholarship committee previously are not eligible to apply for a second fellowship. Applications require descriptions of The proposed research (1-2 pages, double-spaced), including its purpose and significance and the relevance of Field Museum’s collections to the project Collaboration(s) with Field Museum curators, if any Procedures and methods used in the project

Undergraduate Internships

Four or five internships per year are available for undergraduate students or recent graduates to work directly with collections and research staff at the Museum. Internships are 10 weeks long and are usually taken in the summer.

Theodore Rousseau Fellowships

Intended to develop the skills of connoisseurship by supporting first-hand examination of paintings in major European collections, rather than by supporting library research. The fellowships are awarded for the training of students whose goal is to enter museums as curators of painting. Applicants should have been enrolled for at least one year in an advanced degree program in the field of art history. Short-term fellowships of at least three months will be considered along with twelve month requets. All fellowships must take place between September 1 and August 31.

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