Benn Williams’s Fellowship Tool Box at the Graduate School
Looking for fellowships? “Applying for a fellowship can feel solitary. Here are some tools to make the process easier.” Explore Benn Williams’s Fellowship Tool Box at the Graduate School website.
The Nathan Cummings Foundation (NCF) Fellowship
Deadline September 1, 2020. The Nathan Cummings Foundation (NCF) Fellowship awards three individuals with up to $150,000 to turn an inspired idea in the field of social justice into a reality. The program is designed for emergent leaders who have limited access to institutional philanthropy and whose work is traditionally underfunded. The topic of a fellow’s project should generally align with the foundation’s focus on climate change and inequality. It should aim to transform the systems and mindsets that hinder progress toward a more sustainable and equitable future for all people, particularly women and people of color.
CASVA Predoctoral Dissertation Fellowship Program, 2021–2022
UIC Department of Art History Internal Deadline: October 9th, 2020 CASVA Deadline November 15th, 2020. This CASVA Fellowship is for 2021–2022 Predoctoral Dissertation Fellowships and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Predoctoral Fellowships for Historians of American Art to Travel Abroad. Applications may be made only through nomination by the chair of a graduate department of art history or other appropriate department. Students may be nominated for only one program in any given academic year.”
The Clark Art Institute’s Research and Academic Program (RAP)
Deadline: October 15, 2020. The Clark Art Institute awards funded residential fellowships to established and promising scholars with the aim of fostering a critical commitment to inquiry in the theory, history, and interpretation of art and visual culture. As part of our commitment to fostering diverse engagements with the visual arts, RAP particularly seeks to elevate constituencies, subjects, and methods that have historically been underrepresented in the discipline. In addition to Clark fellowships, RAP offers a number of special fellowships for specific research interests that are intended to nurture a variety of disciplinary approaches and support new voices in art history. These include: Caribbean Art and Its Diasporas Fellowship, Critical Race Theory and Visual Culture Fellowship, Futures Fellowship. All fellows are provided offices in the open-stack, 280,000-volume art history library of the Manton Research Center; apartments in the gracious residence across the street from our 140-acre campus; reimbursement of travel expenses; and a stipend.
Study Abroad Programs
The Critical Language Scholarship Program
(Funded Study Abroad Opportunity for UIC Students)
Deadline: November 17, 2020. The Critical Language Scholarship Program is a fully funded study abroad program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State that provides intensive overseas language and cultural immersion. It is open to U.S. students enrolled in all degree programs. The application for this opportunity opened recently and will close on November 17, 2020. (there is no campus deadline.) Through CLS, students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages and earn academic credit for their work. The scholarship includes travel expenses, coursework, group excursions, and a small stipend to cover daily living expenses. Most languages offered by the CLS Program do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages.
Art Institute of Chicago
Internships at the Art Institute of Chicago. Ongoing: Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative (DAMLI). “The Art Institute is among 20 museums from around the country chosen as a recipient of a new grant designed to increase equity in art museums—the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative, funded by the Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation… [T]his new initiative will create a more cohesive and equitable internship structure, increasing the number of Chicago students from underrepresented backgrounds who enter the art museum field and working with students to develop the skills, social and cultural capital, networks, and job awareness essential to careers as future curators and museum leaders. Paid internships will replace previously unpaid internships, inviting participation by a larger number of teens, undergraduates, and graduate students, and breaking down barriers of participation.”