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Departmental Grants, Fellowships, Assistantships
The Art History Department offers a number of generous fellowships and grants. Scroll down for a detailed list of departmental opportunities.
Students at the Master's level may be eligible for a Research Assistantship of $5000 per year plus full tuition waivers. Recipients are chosen on the basis of past record and future potential as professional art historians. Each recipient devotes ten hours per week to the department, either assisting a professor or working in the Art History Media Center, the department office, or the Museum of Fine Arts.
All doctoral students are supported with fellowships and generous tuition waivers. Some prestigious fellowships offer doctoral students the opportunity to teach art history introductory surveys and undergraduate seminars. Applications for the following awards should include the Fellowships Cover Letter (see Forms page).
- Mason Conference Travel Grants - This grant provides up to $400 to cover the cost of conference registration, travel and lodging for doctoral students giving papers at scholarly conferences. The application should name the conference, provide the title of the paper to be presented, and detail expected costs and should be accompanied by evidence that the paper has been accepted (e.g., an acceptance letter or a copy of the program). Students may receive this grant annually. Applications are accepted throughout the year.
- FSU International Programs London Fellowships - Doctoral students finished with coursework are eligible for these three teaching/administrative appointments, which provide travel to and housing in London. Details on the three fellowships are available here.
- Friends of Art History Dissertation Research Award - Up to $1,000 to cover the cost of travel and living expenses to conduct research for a Ph.D. dissertation. Available to doctoral students whose dissertation prospectus has been approved. The application should detail progress on the dissertation to date, explain the need to travel, and provide an itemized budget of projected expenses. The award may be held once. Applications are accepted in the spring.
- Mason Dissertation Research Award - Up to $4,000 to cover the cost of travel and living expenses to conduct research for a Ph.D. dissertation. Available to doctoral students whose dissertation prospectus has been approved. The application should detail progress on the dissertation to date, explain the need to travel, and provide an itemized budget of projected expenses. The award may be held once. Applications are accepted in the fall and spring.
- Mason Dissertation Writing Fellowship - Up to $5,000 to support the full-time writing of a doctoral dissertation. The application should include an electronic copy of the most current draft of the dissertation manuscript, a brief indication of what work remains, and a timeline for completion. The award may be held once. Applications are accepted in the fall and spring.
The University provides awards each year to a small number of graduate students at any level, incoming or ongoing, with outstanding scholastic records. The Graduate School also offers a Dissertation Research Semester Fellowship. For information on these and other fellowships and awards, see the FSU Graduate School website.
College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance Fellowship
One fellowship each year is awarded to an incoming graduate student in the College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance. The Art History Department nominates a student with superior GPA, GRE scores, and recommendations. The candidate then competes with nominees from the other five departments in the School. This Fellowship does not require service to the University. However, it requires that fellows take 12 credit hours per semester.
For More Information
In addition to these programs listed, the University offers a number of financial assistance programs for graduate students. A financial aid packet, including a brochure on Financial Aid at Florida State University , explains the requirements and processes for other types of financial aid.
See http://www.finaid.fsu.edu or write to:
Office of Financial Aid,
The Florida State University,
Tallahassee , FL 32306-1023