Terra Foundation for American Art research Travel Grants

Doctoral and Postdoctoral Research Travel Grants to the United States
(Accepting Applications Now From Candidates Worldwide)

he Terra Foundation offers Research Travel Grants to enable scholars outside the United States to consult resources that are only available within the United States. These grants provide support for research on topics concerning American art and visual culture prior to 1980.

Six to twelve grants are awarded annually: up to $6,000 per grant for doctoral students and up to $9,000 per grant for postdoctoral and senior scholars. Some grant funding is reserved for scholars from Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Grant funding is available for short-term travel that gives scholars:

  • An opportunity to discover new source material;
  • Experience works of art first-hand in museums and private collections;
  • Make contact with artists, curators, and art dealers;
  • Consult local archives and library collections;
  • Establish professional networks for future research.

Funds can be used for related transportation, lodging, meals, and research fees and expenses.

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The deadline for all applications is 15 January 2014 .

Since 2012 competitions are run wholly by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Please click here  for the results of the 2011 Terra Foundation for American Art Research Travel Grants organised in partnership with The Courtauld Institute of Art, London; Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, Paris (www.inha.fr); John F. Kennedy Institut für Nordamerikastudien, Freie Universität Berlin (www.jfki.fu-berlin.de); or Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich (www.zikg.eu).

If you would like to learn more about the Terra Foundation for American Art, please visit http://www.terraamericanart.org