Department of Art History and Art



The Graduate Program offers financial assistance on a competitive basis annually; these awards are renewable. The major criteria for awarding fellowships and other financial aid are academic excellence and scholarly promise, but need is also taken into consideration. Both MA and PhD candidates are eligible.

One Cleveland Museum of Art Fellowship is awarded each year, and provides full tuition and $12,000. This award requires ten hours per week of museum service, working on a specific museum project initiated by a curatorial department or by the education department. The Cleveland Museum of Art Fellowship is awarded on a competitive basis. With the standard application to the graduate program, applicants should provide an additional essay outlining their interest in this museum fellowship and their qualifications for it. A committee of art history faculty and Cleveland Museum of Art professionals will choose the finalist among the applicants.

A limited number of competitive CWRU fellowships are provided in different amounts ranging from full tuition only to full tuition and a stipend of up to $12,000. They require 10 hours of work per week as a teaching assistant or research assistant. Up to three Barbato Fellowships a year will be awarded on a competitive basis to MA students; these include full tuition and a stipend of $12,000.
The doctoral program offers up to three competitive fellowships a year that include full tuition and a stipend of $25,000.

Application deadline: January 1, 2014.



Information on student loans and work study programs is available from the Financial Aid Office, Yost Hall, Room 417A, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7049, phone: 216-368-4530.

Research and travel money is available on a competitive basis to enrolled graduate students. Requests should be submitted in writing to the departmental chair. Students who are delivering papers at the annual meetings of the College Art Association, the Midwest Art History Society and other professional meetings and graduate student symposia are normally given priority.

Pancoast Fellowships are available through the office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies for women graduate students to fund travel and study abroad. Recent awardees in the Department of Art History and Art have taken summer language programs in Amsterdam, Florence, and Utrecht, conducted qualifing paper or dissertation research in Poland, England, and Belgium, and attended a course on Dutch and Flemish art in the collections of St. Petersburg, Russia.


For further information contact Debby Tenenbaum at