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 $20,000.

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

Recipients

2017 - 2018

2017 - 2018

Amy Hughes

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Glass Dissent: Affective Politics in Communist Czechoslovakian Glassmaking, 1948-1989

2016 - 2017

2016 - 2017

Emily S. Warner

University of Pennsylvania

Painting the Abstract Environment: Abstract Murals in New York, 1935-60

2015 - 2016

2015 - 2016

Jessamine Batario

The University of Texas at Austin

The Art and Intellectual History of “Byzantine Modernism”

2014 - 2015

2014 - 2015

Max Rosenberg

Yale University

Exhibiting Sovereignty: Modern Art and the State in Postwar West Germany

2013 - 2014

2013 - 2014

Jennifer Field

New York University

The New York School and the Development of Avant-Garde Printmaking in the United States

Emily Capper

University of Chicago

Allan Kaprow's Formalism: Composing Pedagogy and Mixed Media in the Postwar American University

2012 - 2013

2012 - 2013

Joshua Cohen

Columbia University

Masks and the Modern: African/European Encounters in 20th-century Art

Shannon Connelly

Rutgers the State Univesity of New Jersey

Curious Realism: Dada and Die neue Sachlichkeit in 1920s Karlsruhe

2011 - 2012

2011 - 2012

Aglaya Glebova

University of California, Berkeley

Wilderness and Construction: Three Case Studies of Russian Landscape Representation

2010 - 2011

2010 - 2011

John Casey

The Graduate Center of The City University of New York

Picturing Architectural Theory: The Architectural Photobook in Germany, 1910-1945

2009 - 2010

2009 - 2010

Katherine Markoski

The Johns Hopkins University

Elective Affinities: Artistic Practice at Black Mountain College, 1948-1956

2008 - 2009

2008 - 2009

Maria Fabiola Lopez-Duran

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Eugenics in the Garden: Architecture, Medicine, and Landscape from France to Latin America in the Early Twentieth Century

Annie Bourneuf

Princeton University

The Visible and the Legible: On Paul Klee’s Work and Reception, 1916-1922

2007 - 2008

2007 - 2008

Irene Small

Yale University

Hélio Oticica and the Morphology of Things

Joyce Tsai

Johns Hopkins University

Painting after Photography: László Moholy-Nagy, 1921–1936

2006 - 2007

2006 - 2007

Kaira Cabañas

Princeton University

Toward a Performative Realism: Art in France, 1957–1962

2005 - 2006

2005 - 2006

Lynette Roth

Johns Hopkins University

Neue Sachlichkeit in Cologne: August Sander and the Cologne Progressives

2004 - 2005

2004 - 2005

Zeynep Celik

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Kinaesthetic Impulse: Space, Performance, and the Body un German Architecture, 1880–1914

2003 - 2004

2003 - 2004

Kent Minturn 

Columbia University

Contre-Histoire: The Postwar Art and Writings of Jean Dubuffet

2002 - 2003

2002 - 2003

Sarah Warren

University of Southern California

Mikhail Larionov’s Futurist primitivism: The Russian Avant-Garde’s Path to Modernity

2001 - 2002

2001 - 2002

Rachel Haidu

Columbia University

Marcel Broodthaers, 1963-1972: From Forbidden Objects to Museum Fictions

2000 - 2001

2000 - 2001

Carrie Lambert

Stanford University

Yvonne Rainer’s Media: Performance, Photography, and American Culture, 1961-73

1999 - 2000

1999 - 2000

Katherine Kuenzli

University of California, Berkeley

The Anti-Heroism of Modern Life: A Study of Interiority, Privacy, and Intimacy in French Modernist Art Circa 1900

1998 - 1999

1998 - 1999

Elena Filipovic

Princeton University

Unbuilding the Politics of the Surrealist Exhibition

1997 - 1998

1997 - 1998

Charles Palermo

The Johns Hopkins University

La Peau de la Peinture: Miró and the Body of Painting