Graduate Financial Aid

A variety of fellowships, assistantships and grants are available to qualified degree candidates. Dean’s Fellowships offer five years of support (tuition and fee coverage in addition to an annual stipend) for entering PhD students. (Students may not apply directly to the Graduate School for these fellowships.)

In addition to the Dean’s Fellowships, the Department of History of Art & Architecture annually awards a number of tuition scholarships and graduate assistantships Graduate assistants receive a stipend for departmental service , generally at the Boston University Art Gallery.

A variety of fellowships, assistantships, and grants are available to qualified degree candidates. Dean’s Fellowships offer five years of support (tuition and fee coverage in addition to an annual stipend) for all entering PhD students. In addition to the Dean’s Fellowships, the Department of History of Art & Architecture annually awards a number of tuition scholarships and graduate assistantships. Graduate assistants receive a stipend for departmental service, generally at Boston University’s Stone Art Gallery.

Grants in the Field of American Art
Students engaged in writing dissertations on American Art can apply to the Beaze and Harry Adelson Research and Travel Fellowship for American Art, which funds dissertation research and travel expenses up to $2500.

History of Photography Grants
Kate and Hall Peterson have given the department a discretionary fund for the support and encouragement of doctoral studies in the History of Photography.

Fellowships in Asian Art History
The Richard and Geneva Hofheimer Fellowship and the Ralph C. Marcove Fellowship are two endowed fellowship funds that support graduate studies in Asian art history.

Graduate Travel Grants
The History of Art & Architecture Alumni Fund and the Patricia Hills Endowed Graduate Fellowship Fund provide funds for students giving papers at conferences. For detailed instructions for application eligibility, instructions, and reimbursement, click here.