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Fellowships and Grants to USA, Canada, and International Scholars for Projects Related to Spanish American Art

Marilynn Thoma Fellowship In Art of the Spanish Americas and Research and Travel Awards In Art of the Spanish Americas


Agency
Foundation

GrantWatch ID#
205194

Funding Source
Carl and Marilynn Thoma Foundation
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
All USA
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/15/23 Save

Grant Description
Fellowships of $50,000 and $60,000 and grants of up to $65,000 to USA, Canada, and International scholars for projects and research related to the art of the Spanish Americas. Funding is intended to further an understanding of the art and history of the Spanish Americas and for travel to conduct research on the topic.

All Projects should relate to a measurable outcome commensurate with the award amount, such as a dissertation, book manuscript, museum exhibition, essay, lecture series, article for a scholarly journal, etc.

Marilynn Thoma Fellowship In Art of the Spanish Americas

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation offers predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships annually in support of projects and research initiatives that will advance study of the art of the Spanish Americas. The Marilynn Thoma Fellowship is the only unrestricted research funding in the United States devoted exclusively to the field of art of the Spanish Americas. Scholars may come from any discipline, but all projects must relate to the study of art and art history. Exceptionally accomplished scholars holding an MA may also apply. International scholars, particularly from Latin America, are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Applicants should propose projects that exhibit original scholarship and/or will make a significant contribution to the understanding of the art of the Spanish Americas and its history. Fellowships range in duration from one to two years and eventuate in major measurable outcomes, including museum exhibitions, dissertations, book publications, scholarly essays, and lecture series. Projects will be considered from all of Spanish colonial Latin America and the Caribbean; however, the Foundation will give strong preference to projects that make specific contributions to the history of painting and sculpture in viceregal South America. 

Thoma Foundation Research & Travel Awards In Art of the Spanish Americas

Congruent with the Marilynn Thoma Fellowship, the Foundation offers annual grants to scholars, curators, art historians, and advanced graduate students working on MA theses or PhD dissertations in support of projects and research initiatives that will advance the field of the art of the Spanish Americas. These grants are meant to help defray the costs of research-related expenses. Funding is provided each year to several scholars selected by an international jury of undisclosed experts in the field.

Fellowships and Travel Awards are portable and funds may be used in any reasonable way the applicant sees fit to accomplish the project, including travel and accommodation, photography/digital images, access and research fees, tuition remission, supportive staffing, and scientific analysis. Funds may only be used for the expenses of the grant recipient and research assistants (not family or companions).



Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
- Pre-doctoral fellowship applicants must be:
• At least 21 years old
• Enrolled in an accredited doctoral program in the field of Art History, History, Architectural History, Religion, or a related field

- Additionally, Post-doctoral applicants must:
• Hold a PhD conferred between 2013-2023

- Applicants for all awards must:
• Be able to communicate and conduct research in both English and Spanish
• Propose a project that focuses on the Art of the Spanish Americas, particularly with reference to painting or sculpture.

- Exceptionally accomplished scholars holding an MA may also apply.
- International scholars, particularly from Latin America, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Ineligible
Applicants may not:
• Apply on behalf of an organization
• Be a board member, current employee, contractor, advisory committee member, or
current selection committee member of the Thoma Foundation, or an immediate family member of such a person

- Projects that focus exclusively on decorative arts, manuscripts, or maps will not be considered.
- Award monies may not be used to fund group projects, equipment purchases, or projects that do not relate directly to the study of art and art history.
- The Foundation does not fund or support general operational costs, debt reduction, political campaigns, legislative lobbying, art supplies, individuals’ art projects, projects that promote or proselytize any religion, or organizations that discriminate on any basis.

Pre-Application Information
- Applications for the 2023-24 fellowship and award cycle open
- The deadline for the Marilynn Thoma Fellowship and Thoma Foundation Research and Travel Awards is December 15, 2023.

Estimated Size of Grant
Predoctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship: $50,000
Postdoctoral Dissertation: $65,000/year
Grants of up to $25,000 are available for projects lasting up to six months.

Term of Contract
Predoctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship: one-year award
Postdoctoral Dissertation: one- to two-year award;
Research and Travel: Six months
- Funds may be used up to 3 years from date of issue.

Contact Information
Contact veronica@thomafoundation.org with any questions and/or to apply.

Art Vault Santa Fe
540 S. Guadalupe St.
In the Santa Fe Railyard Arts District
Santa Fe, NM 87501
info@thomafoundation.org
505.428.0681

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