The department has compiled a list of internal and external fellowships relevant to students in the department. 

Examples of successful fellowship applications from current and former GC students are kept in the program office. You can contact Marilyn if you’d like a copy of applications for any of the following fellowships: 

  • Getty Library Research Grant 
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Fulbright 
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art Predoctoral Fellowship 
  • Ailsa Mellon Bruce Predoctoral Fellowships for Historians of American Art to Travel Abroad, CASVA 
  • GC Dissertation Completion Fellowship 
  • Social Science Research Council Mellon IDRF 
Summer Funding

Students have the opportunity to apply to various sources of summer funding, including:

  • The Early Research Initiative routinely offers the following fellowships for summer funding:
    • The Morgan Library and Museum Fellowships (for students to work at the Morgan library on predetermined projects, i.e. not individual research)
    • Provost’s Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship (for students preparing their dissertation proposals)
    • Connect New York Fellowship (for students whose work engages the history, culture, or lived experience of New York City)
    • ERI Archival Awards in American Studies and African American/African Diaspora Studies (for students conducting archival research for projects that intersect with either of these two disciplines)
    • Art and Science Connect Research Fellowship (for students whose research relates to the intersection between art and science)
    • ERI/PublicsLab Summer Public Research Fellowships (for students whose research as a distinctive interdisciplinary turn and whose main question is driven by public needs and priorities)
    • CUNY-NYBG Humanities Institute Graduate Research Fellowships (for students with research related to the environmental humanities that can be studied using the collections of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library at the New York Botanical Garden)
  • Doctoral Student Research Grants are offered every year, with applications reviewed by department faculty
  • The Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies offers an annual summer fellowship
  • The Center for the Humanities offers annual grants under its Lost & Found program for projects related to poetics
  • Departmental fellowships that support summer research include:
    • Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Fellowship for Latin American Art
    • Catherine Hoover Voorsanger Fellowship in Art History with an Emphasis on Decorative Arts
    • Kristie Jayne Fellowship
    • Ricki Long Travel Fellowship

These fellowships are often announced via emails sent through the department office. Deadlines are typically during the first few months of the spring semester.