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Art History Financial Support

Teaching Assistantships

The Department currently has six teaching assistant positions in the fields of Art History and Film History. Qualified current and incoming students are eligible to apply for graduate teaching assistantships. The appointment includes tuition remission and small monthly stipend. Students are expected to take six credits while teaching part time (approximately 13-15 hours per week). The recommended deadline for those applicants who wish to be considered for a Teaching Assistantship is January 15. For incoming students, preference will be given to those with high GPAs and strong letters of recommendation. For students already in the program, strong recommendations by department faculty members will be given greatest weight.

Further application information will be provided upon admission to the program by the Graduate Advisor.

For the Teaching Assistant position in the Department of Art History a student must:

  1. be in good standing academically and have completed all deficiency requirements
  2. have taken courses in Art History that reflect some distribution of major areas

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The Jeffrey R. Hayes Graduate Research Award

The Jeffrey R. Hayes Graduate Research award, established through the generosity of the late Professor Jeffrey Hayes, is intended to promote graduate research and travel related to the MA thesis or the MA exhibition thesis. Support may include travel expenses, research grants, conference fees, fellowships, or thesis exhibition expenses. Grants may also be awarded for travel to professional conferences for the purposes of presenting research related to the thesis. Grants of up to $2,000 are available. Deadlines for applications are in November and March.

Nadine Walter Memorial Scholarship

The Nadine Walter Memorial Scholarship of approximately $3,000 is awarded to a first year female graduate student on the basis of academic merit and availability of funding. Incoming graduate students are automatically considered for an award without application.

Lawrence R. Hoey Memorial Prize

The Lawrence R. Hoey Memorial Prize is an annual prize awarded to the best essay written by a graduate student in art history. The Hoey Prize was established in 2000–2001 in honor of Professor Lawrence E. Hoey who taught in the Department of Art History from 1981 to 2000. The chosen winner is invited to present the paper to the Department faculty, students and the Friends of Art History during the Spring of the following academic year, receives a nominal monetary amount, and has their name engraved on a plaque in the main office.