The Department of History of Art is pleased to announce the availability of Downing Grants for travel to exhibitions and research centers to supplement academic instruction for students in the department’s Honors program, in senior seminars (HART 295), or in “W” (writing) courses.
These grants, which provide assistance for up to $1,500 in travel costs, are awarded in the fall and spring of each academic year. In the past the Downing grants have supported research on projects ranging from an eighteenth-century “folly” in Ireland, to a Marcel Duchamp installation in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to the Elgin marbles from the Parthenon in the British Museum.
Applications for the fall 2013 Downing Grants should be addressed to the Downing Grants Committee, c/o Professor Vivien Fryd, and delivered no later than Friday, October 11, to the departmental office (room 132) in Cohen Hall.
The application should consist of a detailed proposal of one page explaining the purpose and rationale of the proposed travel; projected costs (accommodation, travel expenses, research costs—note that food is not included); and a supporting letter by the instructor in charge of the project.
*Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy