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to Promote Activities Related to American Art

Research Travel Grants

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College Arts Association - Terra Foundation for American Art Research

Deadline Date:

01/15/22

Description:

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Grants of up to $6,000, grants of up to $7,000, and grants of up to $9,000 to USA, Canada, and International doctoral students and scholars for research activities related to historical art and cultural resources. The purpose of the program is to promote the exploration of topics that focus on American art and visual culture prior to 1980.

The grants foster firsthand engagement with American artworks and art-historical resources; build networks for non-US-based scholars studying American art; and expand access to artworks, scholarly materials, and communities for US-based scholars studying American art in an international context.

The Terra Foundation prioritizes projects that interrogate and broaden definitions of American art and lends support for projects engaged in transforming or complicating how the story of American art is told. To expand histories of American art, the Foundation encourages projects that reflect a commitment to inclusive and equitable research and museum practice; generate new scholarship and interpretive frameworks; employ critical methodologies and innovative models; and/or engage diverse partners and audiences.

Projects eligible for consideration meet the following criteria: 

  • Research topics are dedicated to the art and visual culture of the United States prior to 1980 (i.e. visual art dating from c. 1500 to 1980, made by artists from what is now the geographic area of the United States).
  • All visual art categories are eligible except architecture and commercial film/animation. Projects should place objects and practices in an art-historical perspective. 
  • For projects with transnational or transcultural content, eligibility will be determined on the significance of the topic for US art history.

Funds can be used for related transportation, lodging, meals, and research fees and expenses of the Grantee only.

Book purchases in excess of $500 must be approved by CAA

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177608

Number of Grants:

Up to 25 grants

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Up to $6,000 per grant for doctoral students from Europe, North America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand;
- Up to $7,000 per grant for doctoral students from Asia, Africa, and Latin America;
- Up to $9,000 per grant for all postdoctoral and senior scholars.

Term of Contract:

Travel should be undertaken within one calendar year (June through May) after the announcement of the selection.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Terra Foundation for American Art Research Travel Grants provide support to doctoral, postdoctoral, and senior scholars from both the US and outside the US for research topics dedicated to the art and visual culture of the United States prior to 1980.

Catalogue raisonné projects are not eligible for funding.

Eligible candidates include:

- For research travel grants to the US: doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars (having completed their degrees within the last 5 years), and senior scholars enrolled in or working at universities located outside the US or independent scholars with a PhD residing outside of the US.

- For International research travel grants for US-based Scholars: doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars (having completed their degrees within the last 5 years), and senior scholars enrolled in or working at universities located in the US or independent scholars with a PhD residing in the US.

- Note: Candidates that are not based in the country of their institutional affiliation should provide further clarifications on their funding needs.

Funds cannot be used for the purchase of computers or other equipment.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for application materials is January 15, 2021.

Grant funds will be disbursed in two installments. The first installment (80% of the total grant) is paid before the recipient’s departure to the United States. The second installment (up to 20% of the total grant) is paid to the recipient after receipt of the final report.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply for travel to the U.S.:
https://caa.confex.com/caa/grants22/terrartgtous/papers/index.cgi

Apply for travel abroad:
https://caa.confex.com/caa/grants22/terrartgabroad/papers/index.cgi

Questions? Please contact Cali Buckley, Grants and Special Programs Manager, at cbuckley@collegeart.org.

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