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Efroymson Summer Research Award

Through a generous gift from the Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund 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.

This award 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.

We invite proposals 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. The project should be something that the applicant has not previously had the opportunity to do. Summer courses, if proposed, may not count towards graduation credit.  Students should consult with a member of the faculty of the Department of Art and Art History who can advise them on the suitability of the proposed project. The student and faculty member should be sure to discuss how the proposed project will have a transformative impact on the student.
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.  As part of the award, you will be required to write a short report after you have completed your project. You will also work with your fellow summer award recipients to prepare a public presentation of your experience that will take place in the spring semester following your award.  In the case of a language course, a certificate of completion will suffice.

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 as they follow the guidelines above, the quality of the program, and the past performance of the student. The award will be contingent on the student getting accepted to the proposed program. In the eventuality that the student is NOT accepted, the award will then be given to a runner-up. 

Two or more awards in the amount of up to $2,500 will be awarded.

Application process:

Faculty Advisor Form Due Date:  March 7, 2018 
Application Due Date:  March 16, 2018

E-mail applications in PDF format to:
Meredith Brickell, Chair, Department of Art and Art History, 
c/o Misti Scott, Departmental Secretary
E: mscott@depauw.edu 

Application Check List
Student Information:  Name, Major, Expected date of graduation, Project title, Project proposal
Program Information:  Name of program/workshop, Purpose, Location, Host institution, description of application process for the program, due date for application to the program.
Budget Information:  Tuition or cost of the program, travel expenses, room and board, material cost, books, other instructional materials, estimated incidental expenses.  This should be a full budget of all costs anticipated, not just what you would use your award amount for.
Narrative:  750 words or less, see above description