A variety of funding sources help to support students. These include internal resources at the departmental and university level.
Major support for students comes in the form of Associate Instructor (AI) and Graduate Assistant (GA) positions. Associate Instructors may work as teaching assistants to faculty in large survey courses, or they may be the instructor of record for certain introductory courses. GAs assist with grading and aspects of course administration. Both AI and GA positions offer a monthly stipend, tuition remission and health insurance.
All Ph.D. students accepted to the program are offered a five-year support package that generally includes an unencumbered recruitment fellowship with a living stipend, tuition remission and health insurance coverage in the first year, and four further years in AI or GA positions.
M.A. students may also be funded for up to two years through AI or GA positions that offer stipends, tuition remission and health insurance.
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art
The IU Eskenazi Museum of Art also awards a number of Graduate Assistant positions, which offer stipends, tuition remission and health insurance. See the museum website and, for more detailed information on available assistantships and fellowships, contact Judy Stubbs, the museum's Pamela Buell Curator of Asian Art, by phone at (812) 855-8267 or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
University Graduate School
The Graduate School offers a range of funding opportunities. These include not only fellowships and awards, but also Student Academic Appointments. See the Academics and Research section of the University Graduate School site for more information. Additionally, the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs offers Enhancement Grants and Summer Pre-Dissertation Travel Grants.
Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowships
For students needing to learn languages deemed strategically important to U.S. government interests, funding is available in the form of Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) grants.
External funding resources
The Department encourages students to apply for research grants in national and international competition. External resources include, but are not limited to the following:
- The American Council of Learned Societies
- The Camargo Foundation
- Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art
- Council of American Overseas Research Centers
- Council on Library and Information Resources Awards and Fellowships
- German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
- Dedalus Foundation
- Getty Research Institute, Pre-Doctoral and Library Grants
- Samuel H. Kress Foundation
- Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art
- Metropolitan Museum of Art Fellowships
- National Gallery of Art, Internship Program
- Newberry Library, Chicago
- Philadelphia Museum of Art, Center for American Art Fellowship
- Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada/Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
- SSRC International Dissertation Field Research Fellowships