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CAS News: September 15 2010

Horowitz Foundation to Underwrite BU Dissertation Fellowships for 2011–12

The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, Inc. has given funds to the Department of History of Art & Architecture at BU for fellowships on dissertations on 19th- and 20th-century American art. One fellowship each year will be granted, in the amount of $25,000, for a stipend and $2,500 for reimbursement of research and travel expenses.

CAS graduate students from either the Department of History of Art & Architecture or the American & New England Studies Program working on American art dissertations are eligible as long as their major advisor is a faculty member of the Art & Architecture Department.

Students should have completed their course work, language exams, PhD qualifying exams, and submitted their prospectuses before beginning their 12-month fellowship period. The commencement of the fellowship period would be either June or September 2011. Recipients are expected not to take on an outside position.

Students who intend to apply for the year beginning this coming summer or September should inform Prof. Patricia Hills ( by email by January 10.

Applications are due January 15 and should include:

  1. 6-page précis of the dissertation project
  2. schedule of research and writing for the 12-month period
  3. updated Curriculum Vitae
  4. list of fellowships (include research assistantships) and financial aid held in graduate school to date
  5. list of applications to other fellowship programs that have already been or will be submitted for the upcoming year (Students must have applied to other national fellowships, such as the ACLS/Luce Fellowship, the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship, National Gallery of Art Wyeth Fellowship, Fulbright, etc.)

Address any questions to Prof. Hills. Announcement of the first fellowship will be February 1, 2011. The fellowship committee consists of committee head Prof. Hills; Prof. Keith N. Morgan, History of Art & Architecture; and Prof. Bonnie Costello, English.

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