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Efroymson Summer Fellowship Competition

Through a generous gift from the Efroymson Foundation, the Department of Art and Art History is pleased to announce a competition for a summer off-campus travel fellowship, open to studio art and art history students who are sophomores or juniors. Proposals should be for off-campus academic activity, preferably an original research project, an intensive course, or an unpaid internship. Intensive summer language courses are also an option, especially for art history students. Independent projects for travel and study will be considered, if they are presented with a compelling rationale. This fellowship is intended to allow and encourage studio art and art history students to take advantage of off-campus opportunities that will have a transformative impact, not only on the rest of the student’s undergraduate career but also on his or her professional or academic career after graduation from DePauw.

Proposals should be for off-campus academic activity, preferably an original research project, an intensive course, or an unpaid internship. Intensive summer language courses are also an option, especially for art history students. Independent projects for travel and study will be considered, if they are presented with a compelling rationale. Ideally the project should be an opportunity which will have a transformative impact, not only on the rest of the student’s undergraduate career but also on his or her professional or academic career after graduation from DePauw. Students must consult with a member of the faculty of the Department of Art and Art History who will serve as an advisor in choosing an appropriate program or developing a project, and in putting together the application. The advisor must provide a statement of support for the applicant.

Applications should include the student’s name, major, and expected date of graduation, as well as a detailed proposal of the project. The proposal should include complete information on the program, the provider or host institution, and a description of the host institution’s own application process, including all deadlines. A detailed budget should be included, covering the cost of the program and tuition, if any, as well as travel expenses, room and board, materials, supplies, books or other instructional materials, and incidental expenses, with the clear understanding that the fellowship will not exceed $2,500, even if the total cost of the budget does. The Fellowship will not be able to pay for unforeseen expenses, so the budget should be thoroughly researched.

The applicant should provide a narrative of how the proposed project will transform their remaining undergraduate education and their post-graduate careers. In the case of a proposed project of travel and/or research, whether artistic or art historical, this must be detailed and concrete (but no more than 750 words), with a project that is both compelling and feasible. A detailed description of the proposed final product, such as a body of work or a substantial research paper, and a plan for sharing that product with the rest of the department and wider campus community during the subsequent academic year must also be included. Students must provide documentation of the successful completion of the project. Such documentation may consist of a certificate, a transcript, or a letter; in the case of a research paper the final paper will function as such documentation.

Decisions will be made by the faculty of the Department of Art and Art History, and will be based on the merits of the proposal, the quality of the program, and the past performance of the student.

 

Application Checklist:
Student:

¨ Name
¨ Major
¨ Expected date of graduation
¨ Project title
¨ Project proposal
Program:
¨ Name of program/workshop
Purpose
¨ Location
¨ Host institution
¨ Description of application process for the program
¨ Due date for application to the program
Budget:
¨ tuition or cost of the program
¨ travel expenses room and board,
¨ materials costs
¨ books
¨ other instructional materials,
¨ estimated incidental expenses

Applications should be submitted as PDF files to Misti Scott, Departmental Secretary for the Department of Art and Art History mscott@depauw.edu. Questions should be directed to Michael Mackenzie, Chair of the Department of Art and Art History.

Due March 07, 2014