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ACLS Accepting Applications for Luce Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in American Art
Henry Luce Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies

With support from the Henry Luce Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies offers the Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art for graduate students at any stage of Ph.D. dissertation research or writing.

The fellowships provide a stipend of $25,000, plus up to $2,000 as a travel allowance,  for a non-renewable, one-year term beginning between June and September 2016 for the 2016-17 academic year. The fellowships may be carried out in residence at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the research. The fellowships may not be used to defray tuition costs or be held concurrently with any other major fellowship or grant. Ten fellowships will be awarded through the program.

Applicants must be a Ph.D. candidate in a department of art history in the United States. A student with an appropriate project whose degree will be granted by another department is eligible only if the principal dissertation advisor is in a department of art history. (Students preparing theses for the Master of Fine Arts degree are not eligible.)

Candidates must have a dissertation focused on a topic in the history of the visual arts of the United States. Although the topic may be historically and/or theoretically grounded, attention to the art object and/or image should be foremost. Proposals whose emphases are predominantly socio-historical will not be considered. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation  and  be  a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

Visit the ACLS Web site for complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and the online application.

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Deadline: 10-21-2015

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