Terra Foundation - Research travel grants

Deadline
January 15, 2022

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Fellowship & Research Grant

Location (s):

  • United States of America

Overview

The Terra Foundation for American Art Research Travel Grants provide support to doctoral, postdoctoral, and senior scholars from both the US and outside the US for research topics dedicated to the art and visual culture of the United States prior to 1980. The grants foster firsthand engagement with American artworks and art-historical resources; build networks for non-US-based scholars studying American art; and expand access to artworks, scholarly materials, and communities for US-based scholars studying American art in an international context.

Proposals are accepted from doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and senior scholars.

The grant program is administered by College Art Association (CAA), on behalf of the Terra Foundation for American Art. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2022.

Details

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, art dealers, archivists, curators, university scholars, etc.;
  • Consult local archives and library collections; and
  • Establish professional networks for future research.

The grant program is administered by College Art Association (CAA), on behalf of the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Opportunity is About:


Eligibility

Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Projects eligible for consideration meet the following criteria: 

  • Research topics are dedicated to the art and visual culture of the United States prior to 1980 (i.e. visual art dating from c. 1500 to 1980, made by artists from what is now the geographic area of the United States).
  • All visual art categories are eligible except architecture and commercial film/animation. Projects should place objects and practices in an art-historical perspective. 
  • For projects with transnational or transcultural content, eligibility will be determined on the significance of the topic for US art history.

Eligible candidates include: 

  • For research travel grants to the US: doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars (having completed their degrees within the last 5 years), and senior scholars enrolled in or working at universities located outside the US or independent scholars with a PhD residing outside of the US.

Dates:

Deadline: January 15, 2022


Cost/funding for participants:

Up to 25 grants are awarded annually as follows:

  • Up to $6,000 per grant for doctoral students from Europe, North America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand; 
  • Up to $7,000 per grant for doctoral students from Asia, Africa, and Latin America; 
  • Up to $9,000 per grant for all postdoctoral and senior scholars. 

Grant funds will be disbursed in two installments. The first installment (80% of the total grant) is paid before the recipient’s departure to the United States. The second installment (up to 20% of the total grant) is paid to the recipient after receipt of the final report. 

Funds can be used for related transportation, lodging, meals, and research fees and expenses of the Grantee only (not of family, travel companions, etc). They cannot be used for the purchase of computers or other equipment. Book purchases in excess of $500 must be approved by CAA.

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