Grants & Fellowships

As part of Columbia's continued commitment to Venice and the Veneto, the Department of Art History offers a number of fellowship and grants to both undergraduate and graduate students. 

Fellowships

Thanks to the generosity of Carol and John Finley, this competitive summer fellowship supports undergraduate students participating in Columbia University’s Venice Summer Program. The Finley Fellowship for Venetian Studies consists of a stipend to help defray the costs for airfare and out-of-pocket expenses associated with the summer program. Award amounts can vary depending on the number of successful applicants, but are typically between $1,500 and $2,500 per awardee.

Eligibility:

All students who have been accepted into the Venice Summer program and have chosen at least one art history course as part of their summer curriculum are eligible to apply for the Finley Fellowship for Venetian Studies. Preference will be given to declared majors in Art History, History and Theory of Architecture, and the combined major in Art History and Visual Arts.

Application Procedure:

Eligible students are asked to submit their Finley Fellowship application consisting of:

(1) A short cover letter indicating past art history courses taken and course choices for the Venice Summer Program

(2) A CV with an indication of current GPA and past prizes and fellowships received at Columbia University

(3) A letter of acceptance into the Venice Summer Program from Columbia’s Center for Undergraduate Global Experience (CUGE)

Please submit each component of the application as three separate PDF files to Holger A. Klein ([email protected]) and cc Nicole Meily ([email protected]) by Monday, March 22, 2021, with the subject line: 2021 Finley Fellowship for Venetian Studies. 

With the support of the Packard Humanities Institute (PHI), the Department of Art History and Archaeology awards a competitive fellowship for graduate students participating in Columbia University’s Summer Program in Venice. The Casa Muraro Summer Program Fellowship consists of a stipend of $2,000 to help defray the costs for airfare and out-of-pocket expenses associated with Columbia University’s 2020 Summer Program in Venice. Recipients of the fellowship will be known as Casa Muraro Summer Program Fellows.

Eligibility: 

All graduate students in the Department of Art History and Archaeology who have been accepted into the 2020 Summer Program in Venice and have chosen at least one art history course as part of their Venice summer curriculum are eligible to apply for the Casa Muraro Summer Program Fellowship.

Application Procedure: 

Eligible students are asked to submit an application consisting of:

(1) A short cover letter indicating your program and field of study, a brief rationale for participating in the Venice Summer Program, and the choices of courses selected.

(2) An up-to-date CV

(3) An (unofficial) Columbia University transcript or copy of your SSOL record 

(3) A letter of acceptance into the Venice Summer Program from the Office of Undergraduate Global Engagement

Please submit your application to Holger A. Klein ([email protected]) and cc Nicole Meily ([email protected]) by Monday, March 22, 2021, with the subject line: 2021 Casa Muraro Summer Program Fellowship. Please make sure you submit all materials in a single PDF document.

Made possible by the generosity of the Packard Humanities Institute (PHI), the Department of Art History and Archaeology awards a competitive summer fellowship for graduate students conducting dissertation or thesis research in the fields of Medieval/Renaissance/Baroque or history, art, architecture, music, and literature, in Venice and/or the Veneto. The Casa Muraro “Summer Research” Fellowship consists of a stipend of up to $6,000 to help defray the costs for airfare, accommodation, and out-of-pocket expenses associated with research in Venice. Recipients of the fellowship will be known as Casa Muraro Summer Research Fellows.

Eligibility: 

All graduate students enrolled in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, who have a dissertation or thesis topic in the fields of Medieval/Renaissance/Baroque history, art, architecture, music, and literature, that requires an extended period of no less than one month of library, archival, or museum research in Venice and/or the Veneto. 

Application Procedure: 

Eligible students are asked to submit their application consisting of:

(1) A cover letter to the fellowship committee containing the project title and a short summary of the research goals, the amount of funding requested, and the timeframe in which the proposed research will be conducted.

(2) An up-to-date CV and (unofficial) Columbia University transcript

(3) A research proposal (not to exceed 1000 words) outlining the dissertation/thesis project and the resources to be consulted in Venice

(4) A basic research plan, schedule, and budget 

(5) A short letter of endorsement from your dissertation/thesis advisor

Please submit your application to Holger A. Klein ([email protected]) and cc Nicole Meily ([email protected]) by Monday, March 22, 2021, with the subject line: 2021 Casa Muraro Summer Research Fellowship. Please make sure you submit all materials in a single PDF document.