Internal Funding
Competitive fellowships are offered for master’s degree students in Art History and Art History
and Museum Studies. Our largest awards are named fellowships: Barbato Fellowships and the
Keithley Fellowship. These fellows receive full tuition support and a $15,000 stipend, with the
requirement to work as a teaching assistant or research assistant during the fellowship period.
Up to one Cleveland Museum of Art Fellowship is offered each year. The MA student holding
this fellowship works in a relevant department at the CMA rather than as a research or teaching
assistant. Other fellowships of varying amounts are also offered by the department.
We enroll several new doctoral students each year, offering a financial aid package of full
tuition and a $25,000 a year stipend, for five years. Doctoral students work as teaching and
research assistants in years one and two, and as interns at the CMA in the third year of the

MA and PhD students presenting papers at national and international conferences are eligible
to apply for money from the Olszewski Travel Fund. The Carolyn Carr Travel and Research Fund
also helps support students. Funding from the departmental budget might also be available to
defray some expenses related to their travel:

MA students are reimbursed annually for $150.00 of conference and/or research travel
PhD students are reimbursed annually for $300.00 of conference and/or research travel

In order to apply for these funds, students are required to write to the department’s chair, DGS,
and administrator, providing a detailed budget along with the request for funding. If approved,
the travel will be reimbursed based on submitted receipts, pending availability. In the cases of
the Olszewski and Carr funds, students are strongly encouraged to send hard-copy thank you
notes, describing what the funds supported.
Departmental budget funding: at the beginning of May, students may inquire about additional
funding pending the availability of departmental funds; please keep your receipts! You must
have the chair’s and the DGS’s approval to apply for these funds. They vary considerably from
year to year and are not guaranteed.
PLEASE NOTE: Before submitting an abstract for a conference, students are required to secure
their advisor’s approval; in case MA students do not have a disciplinary advisor, they must
secure the DGS’s permission. Students are required to present a run-through to the department
faculty in advance of the conference, particularly including their advisor(s) (not necessarily
within the framework of Art Talks). If the student gives the same paper twice in different
venues, they do not need to do two separate run-throughs. The departmental funding listed
above is contingent on students giving a practice talk in advance of their actual presentation.

Graduate Student Travel Award:
“The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) is pleased to sponsor a program designed, in part, to
facilitate mentorship between graduate students and faculty mentors.
SGS will provide funds to sponsor full-time graduate student enrolled in the School of Graduate
Studies to attend conferences at which a paper or poster will be presented. Academic
departments are required to contribute funds, a 50/50 match, to demonstrate support of the
application. The maximum matching contribution from SGS is $500 for travel within the United
States and $1,000 for travel outside of the United States in support of conference-related
expenses such as registration, lodging, meals, and transportation. The applicant is responsible
for making the necessary travel arrangements. Applications must be approved by a faculty
member who serves as a mentor to the student applicant and should include a brief description
of that relationship (research agenda extension, joint or co-authorship, etc.). Applications will
be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to budgetary
considerations. You will receive an email indicating a complete submission.”

The Verhosek Fund:
The V-Fund provides funds to assist graduate students enrolled in the School of Graduate
Studies with financial expenses encountered while presenting at a conference or other
academic event.
Eligibility Requirements:
1. Applicant must be enrolled in the School of Graduate Studies as a full- or part-time,
degree-seeking student.
2. Applicant must have completed at least twelve (12) credit hours of graduate-level
3. Applicant must make either an oral or poster presentation at the conference/event for
which s/he is requesting V-Fund support.
4. Application must be completed no later than sixty (60) days after the conference/event.
An application can be submitted prior to travel if original receipts are available. This
award can be used to support conference-related expenses such as registration, lodging,
meals, and transportation (

The Eva L. Pancoast Memorial Fellowship:
“The Eva L. Pancoast Memorial Fund helps women graduates of the College of Arts and
Sciences and/or women students in the School of Graduate Studies extend their education by
foreign study or foreign travel, or both. It may be used any time during the twelve months
following graduation, or, in the case of graduate students, in the twelve months following the
current academic year. Recipients of the fellowship must report on the completed project with
reasonable documentary evidence of major expenditures. Award Amount: The amounts of the
fellowships vary, but generally range from $1,000-$3,500. Additional information and
application may be obtained by contacting the Dean of Undergraduate Studies at
216.368.2928.” (

Phi Beta Kappa Research Grants (deadline: April 15):
The Case Western Reserve University Alpha of Ohio chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa national
honor society sponsors research grants reaching up to a few hundred dollars to support student
research projects.
• Actively enrolled undergraduate or graduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences
• Research proposal related to a student’s academic work
• Funds must be used for a well-defined aspect of a student’s project including specialized
equipment, supplies, travel, etc.
• Statement of the proposed use of funding
• Brief description of the research project
• Itemized budget for the amount requested
• Letter of support from a faculty sponsor (

Baker Nord Center – Graduate Affiliates Program:
Award: $500 Stipend
Application Deadline: April 6, 2018
“Applications are invited for the Graduate Affiliates Program for support for work in progress in
the humanities. Graduate Affiliates will deliver one public presentation in the Center on their
work-in-progress and will be expected to attend presentations by other Graduate and Faculty
Affiliates. Affiliates will also submit a brief written report at the end of their terms.”
Baker Nord Center – Graduate Research Grants:
Maximum Award: $500
“Application Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis during the academic year.
The Center offers a limited number of competitive grants to graduate students to help defray
expenses associated with MA thesis and dissertation research but not covered by departmental


External Funding
National Gallery of Art (CASVA) Fellowships
Kress Fellowships
American Academy in Rome
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Dumbarton Oaks
Fulbright Scholar Program
The Camargo Foundation (France)
Georgia O’Keefe Museum
Archaeological Institute of America
Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Academy in Berlin
Getty Foundation Graduate Internships, Predoctoral Fellowships, and Library Research Grants
Lunder Fellowship – Freer/Sackler Galleries
Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery
Baird Society Resident Scholar Program and Dibner Library Resident Scholar ProgramSmithsonian Institution Libraries
Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship Program
The David Jaffee Fellowship in Visual and Material Culture
Jay and Deborah Last Fellowships
College Art Association Professional Development Fellowships
Medieval Academy of America
National Endowment for the Humanities