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Selected Fellowship Programs for Graduate Study in the History of Art

Departmental Nominations Required

Barbour Scholarship (Rackham)

$18,160 stipend in addition to tuition and registration fees and GradCare health insurance. Eligible applicants: Women who are citizens of countries in the area once called the "Orient" (Eastern countries in the region extending from Turkey on the west to Japan and the Philippines on the east) and who have already completed two terms of full-time graduate study at Michigan and will be on campus during the fellowship year. Deadline: January 16, 2014. Submit completed nominations and supporting documents to the department by Sunday, January 12, 2014. More information

Carter Manny Award, Graham Foundation

Research fellowship granting up to $15,000 to PhD candidates whose dissertations focus on architecture or the arts that are immediately contributive to architecture. A writing award of $20,000 is available to PhD candidates in their advanced stages of their dissertation.  Other areas of study are not eligible. Deadline: March 15, 2014. Online application available from January 26, 2014. For more information, contact the Graham Foundation, 4 West Burton Place, Chicago, IL 60610-1416, phone 312-787 4071; email

CASVA (Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts) Fellowship

Eight different fellowship programs (David E. Finley Fellowship; Paul Mellon Fellowship; Samuel H. Kress Fellowship; Wyeth Fellowship; Ittleson Fellowship; Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship; Robert H. and Clarice Smith Fellowship; Chester Dale Fellowships; Alisa Mellon Bruce Fellowship for Historians of American Art) $20,000 per year for travel, research and dissertation writing, with a housing subsidy for fellows not in residence. Eligible applicants must have completed all departmental requirements, including course work, residency, and general and preliminary examinations, before November 15, 2013. Certification in two languages other than English is required. Deadline: November 15, 2013. More information

Charles Lang Freer Fellowship (History of Art, University of Michigan)

Pre-doctoral fellowships for U-M art history students in any area of the Freer-Sackler Asian art holdings and archives. Deadline is early September. Click here for details on applying.

Copernicus Fellowship for Polish Studies (CREES, University of Michigan)

Fellowship is awarded to incoming doctoral students at the University of Michigan who focus their work on Polish studies. The Copernicus Endowment contributes $15,000 to recipients. The deadline for nomination materials is February 15, 2014. For more information, contact Julia Claus, Center for Russian and East European Studies, Suite 4668, 1080 S. University Ave 1106, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106; phone 734.936.1842; email;

Dedalus Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Designed to support public understanding of modern art and modernism by facilitating research, education, publications, collections, and exhibitions in the field. Dedalus foundation awards one PhD candidate per year a stipend of $20,000. Eligible applicants: Candidates studying any aspect of the modernist tradition. Submit completed nominations and supporting documents to department by Friday, November 22, 2013. Deadline: December 1, 2013. For more information, write to The Dedalus Foundation Inc., 555 West 57th Street, Suite 1222, New York, NY 10019, or email or visit their site.

DeKarman Fellowships

DeKarman fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States. Awards of $22,000 are given to graduate recipients.  Postdoctoral and master’s degree students are not eligible for consideration. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities. Application materials are due January 31, 2014. More information

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund

To attract and support students with outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study. Students must have outstanding undergraduate record, demonstrate financial need, be a US citizen, and be enrolled in an accredited graduate program. Fellowship will cover actual tuition costs plus $18,000 stipend for living expenses. Applications are due in January.  More information

Lipschutz, Host, Smith Awards (Rackham)

$5,000 for support during the spring/summer. Eligible applicants: Women who have achieved candidacy, with a GPA of 7.6 or higher, exhibiting exceptional scholarly achievement, a sense of social responsibility and an interest in the academic community.  Each department may put up one candidate for the three fellowships. Submit completed nominations and supporting documents to department by Friday, January 24, 2014. Rackham deadline: January 30, 2014. More information

Mary Malcomson Raphael Fellowship

Administered by the Center for the Education of Women, this fellowship includes tuition, fees and a variable stipend. Eligible applicants: Women who have already completed four terms of graduate study. Selection criteria include evidence of academic excellence and capacity for intellectual growth, clarity of scholarly and professional goals, and potential to make a contribution of exceptional usefulness to society. Submit completed nominations and supporting documents by January 14, 2014 (the exact deadline will be announced toward the end of fall term).

Rackham International Students Fellowships

Awards of $10,000 may be used as stipend or tuition. Eligibility: International graduate students who are in their second or third academic term and are actively pursuing a degree in any Rackham program are eligible. US citizens and permanent residents of the US are not eligible. Awards: Students may receive this award only once. Nominations: A program may nominate no more than two students. Selection criteria: Students must have a strong academic record, be making good progress toward the degree, and demonstrate outstanding academic and professional promise. Submit completed nominations and supporting documents to department by Monday, October 7, 2013. Deadline: October 10, 2013. More Information

Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

Fellowship provides three terms of support and includes a $28,000 stipend, candidacy tuition, and required fees for the 2014-2015 school year. GradCare insurance will be available during the fellowship period. To be eligible, students must be advanced to candidacy by the Rackham office of Academic Records and Dissertations no later than January 17, 2014. Strong preference will be given to nominees who are on track to complete their degrees within six years. Selection criteria: Fellowships will be awarded to outstanding students who will complete the dissertation in the year in which they hold the fellowship. Submit completed nominations and supporting documents to department by Monday January 6, 2014. Deadline:January 16, 2014. More information

Samuel H. Kress Foundation Institutional Fellowships

The Kress Foundation is offering two-year fellowships for research and study abroad in association with specific foreign institutions in Ankara, Cairo, Florence, Jerusalem, Leiden, London, Munich, Nicosia, Paris, Rome, and Zurich. The stipends total $30,000 per year. Eligible applicants: Candidates with projects focusing on European from antiquity to the early 19th Century. Applications must be received by the Kress Foundation no later than November 29, 2013. More information

Eleanor Tufts Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Art History

This two-year fellowship of $24,000 (each year) has replaced the Haakon Fellowship at Southern Methodist University. The first fifteen months, beginning in May, are devoted to completing dissertation research, writing, and travel, and the final nine months to teaching in the Division of Art History in the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University (one undergraduate and one graduate class in the recipient’s area of specialization). The fellowship is offered biannually, with no application this year, but in the following years. Applicants are expected to finish the dissertation in the first fifteen months of the award period. Contact SMU, Division of Art History, Meadows School of the Arts (214) 768-2698.

Fellowships Requiring Direct Application

Please Contact Directly for Application Guidelines and Deadlines

American Academy in Rome, Rome Prize

Each Rome Prize winner is provided with stipend and living expenses. Winners of 6-month and 11-month fellowships receive $15,000 and $27,000, respectively. Eligibility: applicants must have achieved candidacy at the time of application and be working on an Italian subject in the Humanities. More information, contact 

American Council of Learned Societies/ Andrew W. Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowships

Grantees will receive a stipend of $25,000, plus funds for research costs of up to $3,000 and for university fees of up to $5,000. Tenure: one year beginning summer 2014. Eligible applicants PhD candidates in the last year of dissertation writing who have progressed no further than the sixth year of their program.
Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS online Fellowship Application system ( October deadline. Notifications will be sent in late March 2010. More Information

American Friends of the Mauritshuis Fellowship

The American Friends of the Mauritshuis offers grants in the field of art history to support an academic project devoted to the study of Dutch and Flemish art from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries. Topics relevant to the history and collection of the Mauritshuis and travel to the Netherlands are preferred. Applicants should be researching dissertations that require the examination of paintings and drawings in the original. Worldwide applicants must hold an BA in art history and must be working toward a PhD. Grants range from $5,000 to $15,000, depending on the financial requirements and merits of the project. Applicants are invited to submit a letter with a detailed description of the project and two letters of recommendation before the deadline, typically in April. Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830-7100 Email: More Information

Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellowship, The Frick Collection

Two-year predoctoral fellowship for doctoral candidates wishing to pursue a curatorial career in an art museum. $32,000 a year plus benefits and travel allowance. Awarded to a student working on a dissertation that pertains to one of the major strengths of the Frick Collection and Library. Applicants must be within the final two years of completing their dissertation. The application deadline is typically in January. Email materials to . More Information

Birgit Baldwin Fellowship

The Birgit Baldwin Fellowship in French Medieval History was established in 2004 by John W. Baldwin and Jenny Jochens in memory of their daughter Birgit. It is endowed through the generosity of her family. The Baldwin Fellowship provides a grant of $24,000 to support a graduate student in a North American university who is researching and writing a significant dissertation for the Ph.D. on any subject in French medieval history that can be realized only by sustained research in the archives and libraries of France. The fellowship helps defray research and living expenses for the equivalent of an academic year of study. It may be renewed for a second year upon demonstration of satisfactory progress. Because of the renewable nature of the fellowship, applications are solicited on a biannual basis. The Fellowship is open for 2013–2014. The deadline for applications is typically December 1. The fellowship recipient must devote full time to the dissertation project and may not hold any job or teaching position or work on another project during the term of the fellowship. Applicants must be members of the Medieval Academy. More Information

Center for the Education of Women (University of Michigan)

The CEW Scholarship Program for returning women students (undergraduate and graduate) has awarded over 1100 scholarships since 1970. Approximately forty scholarships are awarded annually ranging from about $1,000 to $8,000, with some larger scholarship awards given. The scholarship application process will open again in November. For questions about the application process, contact Kristina Bee at More Infomation

Center for the Education of Women (CEW, University of Michigan): Student Research Grants

Grants of up to $1,000 to fund research, scholarly, or creative activities on topics that relate to the mission of CEW. That mission includes women’s education, careers, leadership, growth and development, health and wellbeing. Grants are not awarded to support travel for conference presentations or to support travel that is primarily for educational purposes. Applicants should address a proposal of approximately two pages to: Susan Kaufmann/ Associate Director for Advocacy, UM Center for the Education of Women, 330 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor MI 48104-228.;Proposals are reviewed once a month. Grants will be awarded until the amount of funding available each year has been expended. Students will be eligible for a research grant only once during the course of any degree program. Receipt of a grant does not preclude eligibility for other CEW financial support. Questions may be addressed to Susan Kaufmann at

Center for European Studies-European Union Center (CES-EUC, University of Michigan)

Jean Monnet Fellowship, offers students summer grants of $5,000 to work on issues of European integration, broadly defined, leading to the writing of a paper on a relevant topic of their choosing. The center also has summer grants for undergraduate and graduate students to do research and internships in Europe. Application materials in electronic form are to be submitted typically with a December 1 deadline, to Julie Claus, Academic Services Coordinator, at More Information

Center for Russian and East European Studies (CREES, University of Michigan)

CREES offers a number of fellowships, including the following with their 2010 deadlines (note that undergrads are also eligible for the CRIF and Weiser awards):
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship – February 1
Copernicus Fellowship (Polish studies) – department nomination due February 15
Alex and Marie Manoogian Armenian Studies Fellowship – February TBD
CREES Research, Internship, and Fellowship (CRIF) Awards – March 15
Weiser Awards for Student Research and Internships in Slovakia – February 15

For application information, email and visit

CIC Foreign Language Enhancement Program (FLEP)

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) is a consortium associated with the Big Ten universities and the University of Chicago. 30 scholarships of up to $2,000 are awarded to cover living expenses for students who enroll in one of the other CIC consortium universities for summer language study (you’d still have to cover the tuition cost, however!). Deadline: TBA
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Chateaubriand Fellowship

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Education Office of the Embassy of France in the United States. Every year, it allows fifteen doctoral students enrolled in American universities to conduct research in France for nine months. Chateaubriand recipients receive a stipend, a round trip ticket to France, health insurance, and about thirty days per diem for travelling in France for research purposes. Candidates must be currently working on their PhD. Candidates do not have to be U.S. citizens, but they must be enrolled in an American university and they cannot be a French citizen. Candidates must obtain a letter of recommendation from their advisors in the US and a letter of invitation from a French professor employed in a French university or a research institution. The fellowship begins between Sept 1 - Oct 1 of the fellowship year and last nine months. Deadline is typically December 31. More Information

"Community of Scholars" Fellowships For Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Focusing on Women or Gender (University of Michigan)

Offers four-month summer fellowships (any stage of graduate study) with $1,800 a month stipend plus health insurance; program requires awardees to participate in a weekly seminar during May and June and publicly present their work during the academic year. Applications must be received no later than November TBD. Applicants will be notified of final award decisions in late January. More Information

DAAD Scholarships in Germany Exchange Program (University of Michigan, Rachkham

Grantees study at a German institution; awards include transportation, living expenses and language training, as well as tuition. Deadline in September to the Rackham Fellowships Office at  ATTN: DAAD Scholarship. More Information

David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships – The National Security Education Program

The NSEP David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships enable U.S. graduate students to pursue specialization in area and language study or to add an international dimension to their education. Boren Fellowships support students pursuing the study of languages, culture,s and world regions that are critical to U.S. national security but are less frequently studied by U.S. graduate students, i.e. areas of the world other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Deadline is late January. More Information

FLAS: Foreign Language Area Study through University of Michigan Centers and Programs

The priority is to encourage the study of less commonly taught languages. Academic Year FLAS awards are for graduate and professional school students to study modern foreign languages and related area or international studies. The Academic Year FLAS award for 2013-14 covers full tuition, mandatory fees, and a stipend. Summer FLAS awards are given only for intensive language classes that teach the equivalent of a University of Michigan academic year language class. The Summer FLAS covers full tuition for a summer language program and a stipend.Deadline: February TBD. For further details contact one of the programs listed below.

Contact: Latin American & Caribbean Studies (LACS), 734.763.0553,; Portuguese, Quechua, Spanish, Middle Eastern & North African Studies (CMENAS) 734.764.0350; Arabic, Armenian , Hebrew, Persian, Turkish Russian & East European Studies (CREES) 734.764.0351; Armenian, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Yiddish South Asian Studies (CSAS) tel 734.764.0352; Hindi, Tamil, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, and possibly Tibetan Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) 734.764.0352; Indonesian, Filipino, Thai, Vietnamese

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

This fellowship provides $20,000 stipend and an allowance of $2,000 for tuition. Eligible applicants: Citizens or nationals of the U.S. who aspire to a teaching and research career at the college or university level and who are one of the following: Alaska Natives, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders, and Puerto Ricans. Applicants must also be able to utilize a three-year fellowship award. In order to be reviewed, the online application must be submitted no later than the deadline, usually in November. More Information

Fulbright Fellowships

The Institute of International Education (IIE) administers the competition for many of the grants supporting graduate study and research abroad that are offered by the Fulbright Program in over 100 countries. The IIE Fulbright programs include grants for research, study and travel for selected countries, and various other opportunities including teaching assistantships in English. The funding provided depends upon the country; many include transportation, tuition, books and living stipend. Eligible applicants: U.S. citizens. Deadline: September- TBD. More Information

Sweetland Fellows Seminar (University of Michigan)

The Sweetland Center for Writing Fellows Seminar offered each fall term is designed to bring together faculty (senior fellows) and graduate student instructors (junior fellows) from multiple disciplines who share a commitment to integrating writing in their courses. In the fall term, junior fellows develop and share course syllabi; confer with visiting speakers; discuss approaches to incorporating writing across the disciplines; and prepare a first-year seminar that meets the first-year writing requirement. Junior fellows receive a $1,000 stipend during the fall term for participating in the seminar. In the following winter term, junior fellows teach one section of English 125 (a four-credit writing course on a topic related to their discipline) and are supported by a .50 GSI fraction and, in addition, they receive a stipend. Deadline: March TBD. Email More Information

Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies

Pre-doctoral scholars will receive an annual stipend of $28,000 and post-doctoral scholars will receive an annual stipend of $62,000. Eligible applicants: Open only to doctoral candidates or recent PhD recipients who may already hold teaching or research positions. There is no application form. The following materials are required for a complete application: A current CV, including a list of publications (include 3 copies); a statement of the applicant's proposed research, including intellectual objectives and planned methodological and disciplinary work — no more than 2,500 words (include 3 copies); an official copy of each graduate transcript; three letters of recommendation in sealed, signed envelopes placed inside the application packet; a cover letter which succinctly states the applicant’s academic field, country or region of specialization, and proposed or actual research topic. Faxed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. Application materials should be mailed to: The Academy of Scholars Program, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, 1727 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Deadline is typically early October. For additional information contact: Kathleen Hoover, Program Coordinator, or Laurence H. Winnie, Executive Officer,, Phone: (617) 495-2137
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IHR Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in the Humanities

1. Pre-Dissertation Fellowship Program (summer funds): Seven pre-dissertation fellowships in the humanities are offered to candidates who wish to spend time in the U.K. for preliminary examinations of primary sources and archival material in order to draw up and refine a dissertation proposal. Visits will be for a maximum of two months and must be made between the beginning of June and the end of September. The total value of these fellowships will be $5,000 each.
2. Dissertation Fellowships Program: Five dissertation fellowships in the humanities are offered to candidates who wish to spend time in the U.K. carrying out archival research for their dissertations. These fellowships will last for one year from 1st October to 30th September. The total value of these fellowships will be $25,000 each. Applications will open at the end of November. For more information, contact IHR Mellon Fellowships in the Humanities, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU; phone 020 7862 8747; fax 0207862 8745; email 

International Institute Individual Fellowships (University of Michigan)

Description: The International Institute Individual Fellowships are designed to support University of Michigan students, regardless of citizenship, who are enrolled in a degree program and wish to participate in internships or conduct research abroad. Award amounts are up to $5,000. Eligibility Criteria: University of Michigan undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students are eligible, regardless of citizenship. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program. Eligible internship or research projects must be at least one month in length, constitute at least a thirty-hour-per-week time commitment (exclusive of language training), and meet all requirements of the university travel policy and the Institutional Review Board. Deadline is typically mid-February. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) (University of Michigan) Graduate Student Research Awards

This program awards $500 grants to graduate students at the University of Michigan planning or conducting research, scholarship, and creative activities focusing on women and gender. These grants are for expenses such as books, travel, production or exhibition costs, software, data collection, or payment of subjects. Students at any stage in their graduate careers may apply. Although most awards are made to doctoral-level students, students currently in master’s degree programs, but planning research or creative careers, are invited to apply.
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King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program (University of Michigan, Rackham)

The fellowship is funded by the State of Michigan and is intended to increase the pool of traditionally underrepresented candidates pursuing faculty teaching careers in postsecondary education. Preference may not be given to applicants on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, gender, or national origin. Applications are encouraged from minorities, women, people with disabilities, and individuals from cultural, linguistic, geographic, and socio-economic backgrounds who would otherwise not adequately be represented in the graduate student and faculty populations. The amount of the KCP Future Faculty Fellowship Award will depend on the student’s financial needs. The maximum available award for master’s students is $20,000 and for doctoral students is $35,000. Check the website for eligibility (note the Michigan residency requirement and an intended career in teaching). Applications are reviewed as they are submitted. More Information

Lurcy Foundation Fellowship for Study in France (University of Michigan, Rackham)

The grantee will receive a $25,000 stipend for study in France. Eligible applicants: U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Deadline is early October. More Information

Oberlin and Kalamazoo Mentorship Programs (University of Michigan, Rackham)

Doctoral students from the University of Michigan who have achieved candidacy and have demonstrated a record of accomplishment in teaching may participate in the Graduate Student Mentorship Program or the Teaching Internship Program. Both programs pair a faculty member from Oberlin College or Kalamazoo College with a student with comparable disciplinary interests. Visits to either campus may include activities ranging from observing a mentor's class and reviewing it with him/her or discussing research agendas in the context of liberal arts colleges or guest lecturing or conducting class discussions. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year. Rackham will reimburse the costs of travel, food and lodging. Students interested in either of these programs should consult the Rackham Mentorship website.

Social Science Research Council - International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship

Provides support for humanists and social scientists to conduct dissertation field research in all areas and regions of the world; fellowships will provide support for nine to twelve months of dissertation research. Fellowship amounts average @20,000 per fellowship.  No awards will be made for proposals requiring less than nine months of on-site research. Eligible applicants: Full-time graduate students in the humanities and all social sciences regardless of citizenship whose field research requires them to go outside the U.S. Applicants must have completed all PhD requirements except the field research component by the time the fellowship begins. Deadline is early November. For applications e-mail More Information

Social Science Research Council - The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF)

he DPDF is a strategic fellowship program designed to help graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate doctoral dissertation proposals that are intellectually pointed, amenable to completion in a reasonable time frame, and competitive in fellowship competitions. The program is organized around distinct “research fields,” subdisciplinary and interdisciplinary domains with common intellectual questions and styles of research. Each year, an SSRC Faculty Advisory Committee selects five fields proposed by pairs of research directors who are tenured professors at different doctoral degree-granting programs at U.S. universities. Research directors receive a stipend of $7500. Graduate students in the early phase of their research, generally second and third years, apply to one of five research fields led by the two directors; each group is made up of ten to twelve graduate students. Fellows participate in two workshops, one in the late spring that helps prepare them to undertake predissertation research on their topics; and one in the early fall, designed to help them synthesize their summer research and to draft proposals for dissertation funding. Fellows are eligible to apply for up to $5000 from SSRC to support predissertation research during the summer. Application typically available late November; Deadline in January; Students notified early April. More Information

Terra Summer Residency (TSR), Giverny

Terra Foundation for American Art; residency fellowship of eight weeks (June 17- August 11) at the Musée d’Art Américan Giverny in Giverny, France. Ten doctoral students in art history are chosen from American and European applicants. Housing, a travel contribution,  and a $5,000 stipend provided. Informal lectures and seminars, emphasizing interdisciplinary exchange and dialogue, with time for research. Exact Deadline TBA: January. More Information

Winterthur Fellowship Programs

National Endowment for the Humanities. Winterthur participates in an NEH funded program, Fellowships at Independent Research Institutions, in which scholars may receive four to twelve month fellowships to pursue advanced research. This fellowship may not be used in the pursuit of a degree, although fellows with doctorate in hand may revise a dissertation for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or residents for three years prior to application. Stipend up to $40,000. McNeil Dissertation Fellowships: one or two semester long fellowships for doctoral candidates conducting dissertation research. Stipend: $7000 per semester. Winterthur Research Fellowships: one to three month short term fellowships for academic, museum, and independent scholars, including graduate students. Fellows receive a stipend of $1500 per month. Applicants need not apply for a specific named fellowship, but we do designate certain awards as: Faith Andrews Fellowships for the study of Shaker life and material culture; Robert Lee Gill Fellowships for research on American decorative arts, painting, architecture, or historic preservation; Dwight P. Lanmon Fellowships for the study of glass and ceramics; Neville McD. Thompson Fellowships for the study of domestic life, late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century design and material culture. Deadline typically mid-January. For more information, contact: Academic Programs Office, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Winterthur, DE 19735; phone 800 448 3883 or 302 888 4600;

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