With support from the Henry Luce Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies is inviting applications for its Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art.
Through the program, eight fellowships of $38,000 (and an additional $4,000 as a travel and research allowance) will be awarded to graduate students at any stage of PhD dissertation research or writing who are researching topics in the history of the visual arts of the United States.
The fellowships may be carried out in residence at the fellow's home institution or at another appropriate site for the research. Projects should be focused foremost on the art object and/or image and employ an art-historical or visual studies approach. Although the topic may be historically and/or theoretically grounded, proposals whose emphases are predominantly socio-historical will not be considered. Students with appropriate projects whose degrees will be granted by departments other than art history are eligible only if the principal dissertation advisor is in a department of art history. Students preparing theses for the Master of Fine Arts degree are not eligible.
To be eligible, applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and be enrolled at a degree-granting institution in the U.S. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD except the dissertation by the beginning of the award period.
See the American Council of Learned Societies website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.