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Welcome to this guide to a selection of funding opportunities and awards available to graduate students in the Department. This list is by no means comprehensive, and we recommend that you consult both the Director of Graduate Studies and the External Fellowships Adviser for further information. Your adviser is also an excellent point of reference for your field.
The College of Arts and Humanities and the Graduate School have a wealth of information on their sites that is regularly updated. This list is by no means inclusive.
University of Maryland Flagship Fellowships (see the current year’s guidelines): https://gradschool.umd.edu/funding/student-fellowships-awards/flagship-fellowship
The University of Maryland Graduate School Fellowships: https://gradschool.umd.edu/funding/fellowship-information
External Funding Search: https://gradschool.umd.edu/funding/fellowships-awards/external-fellowships
Graduate School Prizes and Awards: https://gradschool.umd.edu/funding/student-fellowships-awards
The Graduate School Travel Awards: http://www.gradschool.umd.edu/current_students/travel_awards.html
The College’s website records important campus and college resources; professional development events; mentoring; Graduate School policies; classes at consortium schools; and fellowship and award opportunities.
Below is a link from this site:
Fellowships, Grants and Awards:
Departmental Funding and Awards
The Department offers fellowships, assistantships, and awards to incoming students, as well as awards to students in the program. These opportunities include (but are not limited to) assistantships and fellowships awarded to incoming students for which no special, additional application is required beyond application to our program, and honorific awards for current students as a result of nomination by the Department.
Thanks to a generous gift from Robert H. and Clarice Smith and their family to the Department, we offer a range of special opportunities for incoming and current students:
The Department has a number of additional funding options that are on-going.
Two prestigious four-year George Levitine Fellowships in Art History are awarded annually to incoming students in memory of the founder of the Department, who was a prominent scholar of European art. Moreover, every year the Department offers an in-coming student with a scholarship in memory of one of our students, Jenny Rhee, which provides an annual research stipend for up to six years.
In addition to approximately seventeen regular graduate assistantships, the Department offers approximately four University of Maryland Museum Fellowships every year to enable advanced Masters and Doctoral students to work on special projects in conjunction with curators in area museums. Among the many institutions that have welcomed these fellows are the National Gallery of Art, the Walters Art Museum, Dumbarton Oaks, the Corcoran Art Gallery, the Phillips Collection, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, and the Museum of African Art.
2013 recipient: Eowyn Mays, Ph.D. Candidate, American Art
Kathy Canavan Award
Named in honor of Kathy Canavan, a former Coordinator for Graduate Studies whose genius for fostering community was lost with her sudden death, this award recognizes a graduate student for helping to build a community among undergraduate students and graduate students, and faculty and staff.
2016 recipient: Cecilia Wichmann, Ph.D. Student, Contemporary Art and Theory
Mark H. Sandler Award
Named in honor of Mark H. Sandler, a former member of the faculty of the Department of Art History and Archaeology, this award recognizes a graduate student for their outstanding work as a teacher.
2016 recipient: Grace Yasumura, Ph.D. Student, 20th Century European Art
Distinguished Teaching Assistant
Sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence in partnership with the Graduate School and the Office of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Maryland, this award recognizes an outstanding graduate teaching assistant who has contributed significantly to undergraduate education at the university.
2013 recipient: Caroline Shields, Ph.D. Student, Nineteenth-Century Art