CAA Fellowship Programs

CAA Fellowship Programs
The deadline for applications to CAA’s Professional Development Fellowship Program is October 1, 2008.
For more information, please visit www.collegeart.org/fellowships.

CAA annually awards fellowships in the amount of $15,000 to qualified graduate students in visual art and art history; grants may be used to help recipients with various aspects of their work, whether for their job-search expenses or purchasing materials for their studio. In addition, one or more fellowships are awarded to a PhD student specializing in American art; this award is made possible with support from the Wyeth Foundation for American Art. As in the past, honorable mentions may also be recognized.

The main purpose of the fellowship program is to support outstanding graduate students from diverse backgrounds who may have been underrepresented in their fields. By offering financial assistance to promising MFA and PhD students, CAA can assist the rising generation during this important transitional period in their lives.

This year, application forms and requirements for both visual-art and art-history fellowships have changed:
Submission of material by all applicants must now be sent on CD or DVD; slides, videocassettes, and some paperwork in hard copy are not accepted.

Please visit the CAA website for specific application requirements: www.collegeart.org/fellowships.

Published below are general guidelines:

Art-History Fellowships Applicants to the art-history fellowships must include the following on a CD:
- Application form
- Essay
- CV
- Dissertation prospectus
- Sample dissertation chapter
- Timetable for dissertation completion
You must also submit the following in hard copy:
- Three letters of recommendation
- A copy of your 2007 IRS income-tax form or 2008 Free Application for Student Federal Aid (FASFA)
- Graduate transcript
Deadline: October 1, 2008
Fellows are chosen by December 31, 2008.

Visual-Art Fellowships Applicants  must include the following on a CD or DVD:
- Application form
- Essay
- Résumé or CV
- Description of your MFA exhibition and its timetable
- All visual documentation (up to six images of still work on CD or up to ten minutes of video work on a DVD, properly labeled and formatted for both PC and Macintosh)
- Image script (caption list and short descriptions of the work)
You must also submit the following in hard copy:
- Three letters of recommendation
- A copy of your 2007 IRS income-tax form or 2008 Free Application for Student Federal Aid (FASFA)
- Graduate transcript
Deadline: October 1, 2008
Fellows are chosen by December 31, 2008.