Scholarships and Fellowships

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A variety of graduate scholarships and fellowships are available through the School of Art & Art History. In the Art History Division, the Fellowships Committee recommends recipients to the Art History Faculty. The Art History Faculty recommends awards to the Director; no application is required. 

Any student in the School of Art & Art History Graduate Program who meets the specific criteria and who is not on academic probation will be considered for awards. 

The Head of Art History meets with the Art History Faculty (excluding visiting and non-tenure track faculty) in a voting session to receive the recommendations of the Fellowships Committee and to review, evaluate, and determine the most qualified recipients.

Division of Art History Graduate Awards
Please visit the SAAH Scholarship & Fellowship page for more information about specific awards.

Selected University Graduate College Awards
Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Fellowships: This fellowship program provides an opportunity for Ph.D. students to benefit from a final semester of protected and supported time to focus on completing their scholarly research activities and the writing of their dissertations. A one-time fellowship award will be given for $10,000.

See the Graduate College website for additional information and deadlines on internal Graduate College awards.

External Grants and Fellowships:
All graduate students are expected to identify and apply for funding for research from sources outside of The University of Iowa. The University's Division of Sponsored Programs has material about annual national fellowships, and graduate students should consult with this campus unit once they have determined the subject of their M.A. qualifying paper or Ph.D. dissertation. The Division of Sponsored Programs is located in 2 Gilmore Hall, and more information can be found on their website. Information about external funding is also posted regularly on bulletin boards outside Art History Faculty offices.

Students applying for grants and fellowships requiring department nomination must inform their M.A. Adviser or Dissertation Adviser two months prior to the deadline in order to be eligible for nomination. They must submit a copy of their proposal and a description of the current state of their research to the Fellowships and Appointments Committee.