Thoma Foundation : 2020-21 Thoma Foundation Research and Travel Awards in Spanish Colonial Art

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation offers grants to curators, art historians and advanced graduate students working on MA or PhD dissertations in support of projects and research initiatives that will advance the field of colonial art of Spanish America. These grants are meant to help defray the costs of research-related expenses. 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, permissions, 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). 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. 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 colonial South America. Further, all applications that do not directly focus on South America must demonstrate how the project relates to the art history of South America. Projects that focus exclusively on decorative arts, maps, or manuscripts are not eligible to apply. The project should be related to a major measurable outcome commensurate with the award amount such as dissertation, book manuscript, museum exhibition, essay, lecture series, article for a scholarly journal, etc. Applicants must have the ability to communicate and conduct research in both Spanish and English. Awardees will be selected by an anonymous jury of three accomplished professionals in the field. Decisions are made on the merit of the application and compelling nature of the project.

Deadline: October 25, 2019


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