Application For Jeffrey R. Hayes Graduate Research Award

Jeffrey R. Hayes Application

The Department of Art History invites applications for the Jeffrey R. Hayes Graduate Research Award. This 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 for research 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.

Applicants are required to provide a 300 to 400-word proposal detailing their research agenda. In addition to the proposal, applications must include a budget indicating the amount requested and specifying the breakdown of expenses, as well as a brief statement from the M.A. supervisor or a faculty sponsor demonstrating approval of the proposal.

Thesis Exhibition Candidates:

If a thesis exhibition candidate has not already received a Hayes Award for research, s/he is REQUIRED to apply for the award in order to assist with expenses related to the exhibition, among them the cost of loans, installation, and any final research needs. Students who fail to submit applications for the Hayes Award will not be eligible for financial assistance from the Department.

Thesis Candidates:

The Department strongly encourages M.A. candidates writing theses to apply for the Hayes Award during their second year in the program. Although the application is not required for students writing the thesis, those who apply for the Hayes Award gain vital experience in grant writing, which is integral to our M.A. curriculum.

Conference Applications:

Students who are applying for this award to present a paper at a conference must also apply for the Graduate Student Travel Award through the Graduate School (the application is available at the graduate school web site and include a copy of that application along with the application for the Hayes Award.

Application Deadlines:

  • November 1 for travel and use between November and April
  • March 14 for travel and use between May and October

The scholarship process for all students and all scholarships begins with UWM’s Scholarship Portal.

You will need to create a general profile and upload a copy of your most recent transcript. If you previously created a general profile and uploaded a transcript, you should update your profile with any new information and upload the newest version of your transcript.

Many scholarships require no additional application beyond this general scholarship application and uploaded transcript; students are automatically reviewed for these types of scholarships.

You may also see scholarships on your Scholarship Portal dashboard that you can “Apply To.” These are scholarships which do require additional information beyond the general application and uploaded transcript. For example, the Hayes Award requires additional information.

Technical problems with the scholarship portal can be directed to Questions about Art History awards and scholarships can be directed to the Department office or your faculty advisor.