Fellowships and Opportunities

Graduate Exchange Program with the Leiden University Centre for Arts in Society

The Art History Department has initiated a graduate exchange program with LUCAS (Centre for the Arts in Society) at Leiden University in the Netherlands. The program allows students to spend a term at Leiden, taking courses in departments, such as Art History, affiliated with LUCAS.  Conversely, graduate students from Leiden have the opportunity of visiting our department for a term.  At the host institution, students take seminars or tutorials, working closely with distinguished faculty of their choice.  In Leiden, seminars are conducted in English. Students are charged no tuition, fees, or other administrative costs, and their travel and living expenses are funded by the Art History Department. They generally become eligible in their second or third years of graduate study. Since Leiden is exceptionally strong in the fields of ancient, early modern, and modern/contemporary art, we often send students who are training in these fields.

Annie McEwen in ItalyTravel Seminars and Support for Graduate Student Field Research

The department conducts graduate seminars with a significant travel component that complements classroom and library experience. In addition, the department offers its own travel grants, including the Thomas W. Lyman Memorial Travel Fund and a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to support dissertation research in American Art. Travel resources are also available from the Laney Graduate School.

Summer Archaeological Field Research at the Sanctuary of the Great Gods, Samothrace

Students have the opportunity to participate in archaeological field research at the ancient Greek Sanctuary of the Great Gods of Samothrace, place of the mystery cult of the Megaloi Theoi and one of the most important Hellenistic sanctuaries in the Eastern Mediterranean.