Dissertation Fellowships

The Dedalus Foundation Dissertation Fellowship is awarded annually to a Ph.D. candidate at a university in the United States who is working on a dissertation related to painting, sculpture and allied arts from 1940-1991, with a preference shown to Abstract Expressionism. The fellowship carries a stipend of $25,000.

Candidacy for the fellowship is by nomination only. Each September, doctoral art history programs throughout the country are invited to nominate one candidate. Candidates should have completed all of their coursework, and be focused primarily on researching and writing their dissertation. Nominees need not be U.S. citizens.

 

Once nominations are submitted to the Foundation, nominees will receive application guidelines from us via e-mail. Nominees are asked to submit a description of their dissertation, a biographical statement, a curriculum vitae, transcript, and e-mail addresses for two referees.

 

The Deadline for applications and letters of reference is December 1, 5 p.m. EST. We accept nominations beginning September 15. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday will be extended to the next business day.

 

Inquiries may be directed to fellowships@dedalusfoundation.org