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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.

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.

Universal Studios Preservation Scholarship

The Universal Studios Preservation Scholarship was established in 2003. To be eligible for the award, a student: * must be enrolled FULL TIME in a graduate-level or other advanced program in moving image studies or production, library or information services, archival administration, museum studies or a related discipline; or must be accepted into such a program for the next academic year; and * must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his/her most recent academic program. Students from any country may apply. Important factors in the selection of the scholarship recipients include: a students commitment to pursuing a career in moving image archiving; the quality of a students academic record; and the strength of a students program of study as it applies to moving image archiving.

Mary Pickford Scholarship

The Mary Pickford Scholarship is supported by the Mary Pickford Foundation. In 1997, it was established as the first field-wide award designed specifically for students interested in moving image archiving. To be eligible for the award, a student: * must be enrolled FULL TIME in a graduate-level or other advanced program in moving image studies or production, library or information services, archival administration, museum studies or a related discipline; or must be accepted into such a program for the next academic year; and * must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his/her most recent academic program. Students from any country may apply. Important factors in the selection of the scholarship recipients include: a students commitment to pursuing a career in moving image archiving; the quality of a students academic record; and the strength of a students program of study as it applies to moving image archiving.

Donald Groves Fund

Through the Donald Groves Fund, the American Numismatic Society seeks to promote publication in the field of early American numismatics involving material dating no later than 1800. Funding is available for travel and other expenses in association with research as well as for publication costs.

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.

The Rick Chace Foundation Scholarship

The Rick Chace Foundation Scholarship (named in honor of Rick Chace) was established in 2002. To be eligible for the award, a student: * must be enrolled FULL TIME in a graduate-level or other advanced program in moving image studies or production, library or information services, archival administration, museum studies or a related discipline; or must be accepted into such a program for the next academic year; and * must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his/her most recent academic program. Students from any country may apply. Important factors in the selection of the scholarship recipients include: a students commitment to pursuing a career in moving image archiving; the quality of a students academic record; and the strength of a students program of study as it applies to moving image archiving.

Grants-in-Aid

These grants are intended to support serious scholarly work. They enable individuals to pursue advanced study and research in the collections of the Hagley Museum and Library. 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. Grant recipients are required to spend their time in residence at Hagley, or at least to travel there on a regular and consistent basis. Low-cost rental accommodations may be available on the museum grounds. As much as possible, recipients should be prepared to devote their full time to the award for the duration of their appointment. The grant program is also valuable for the collegial association it provides. As a center for advanced study in the humanities, Hagley is a focal point for a community of scholars. Scholars are expected to participate in seminars which meet periodically, as well as attend noontime colloquia, lectures, concerts, exhibits, and other public programs offered during their tenure. Stipends are for a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of two months at no more than $1,400 per month.

Frances M. Schwartz Internship

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

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.

Visiting Scholarships

Providing opportunities for scientists who wish to use the Field Museum's collections, funds are earmarked for travel and for subsistence while visitors are conducting their research. Applications must be endorsed by a Field Museum curator. Please identify a scientist from the list of curators who is responsible for the collection you wish to study. Please contact him or her beforehand to communicate your background, goals and objectives. Applications require statements regarding: a) purpose and significance of the proposed research, b) relevance of field Museum’s collections to the project, c) collaboration(s) with Field Museum curators, if any, d) procedures and methods used in the project.A current full Curriculum Vitae (In English), including a list of references (other than a Field Museum curator), must be uploaded with the application (pdf or doc formats only). You may also submit an additional file of supplemental material (figures, tables, or letters) that you might want considered with your application.Finally, one of your references must send a letter to the committee before the application deadline. Letters should be addressed to the Chair of the Scholarship committee, or sent via e-mail to Chair_Scholarship@fieldmuseum.org, with the name of the applicant in the subject lineApplications are considered once a year. The deadline is November 1st. Proposals reviewed by the November 1st panel can be funded no sooner than the first week of the following January.Young professionals and graduate students can be funded for periods of a few days to several weeks from the Thomas J. Dee, the Karl P. Schmidt, and the Visiting Scholar funds. Awards are typically less than $1,500 per scholar, owing to the limited availability of these funds. However, requests up to $2500 may be submitted by overseas scholars with expensive airfares.Short or extended-term visits by distinguished national and international scientists can be funded for periods of several weeks up to one year through the Robert O. Bass Visiting Scientist Fund.

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