A variety of funding sources are available to support graduate students. All Ph.D. students are awarded a five-year support package in the form of Associate Instructor (AI) and Graduate Assistant (GA) positions that offer stipends, tuition remission, and health insurance. M.A. students may also be funded through AI or GA positions.
College of Arts + Sciences funding
Ph.D. students accepted to the program are offered a support package for up to five years in the form of Associate Instructor (AI) and Graduate Assistant (GA) positions. AIs may work as teaching assistants with faculty in large survey courses, or they may be the instructor of record for certain lower-division courses; GAs assist with grading and aspects of course administration. Both AI and GA positions offer a yearly stipend of $23,000.00, tuition remission for up to 30 credits per academic year, health insurance, and coverage of mandatory fees. Awards and fellowships external to the university extend a student’s support package.
Graduate students are eligible for departmental funds earmarked for student research and conference travel. These include the Louis Hawes Fellowship Fund, Diether Thimme Memorial Scholarship, Theodore R. Bowie Graduate Fellowship, Tanner-Opperman Graduate Student Fellowship, and the Friends of Art Fund for Art History.
Students who are earning an M.L.S. and specializing in art librarianship are eligible for the B. J. Kish Irvine Graduate Scholarship in Art Librarianship, administered by the Department of Information & Library Science, IU Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering.
Other IU resources
The University Graduate School offers a range of funding opportunities. These include not only various fellowships and awards, but also student academic appointments (known as SAA positions). For information about the range of available funding opportunities, see the financial support section of the University Graduate School website.
The Office of the Vice President for International Affairs offers Enhancement Grants and Summer Pre-Dissertation Travel Grants.
The College Arts and Humanities Institute offers Graduate Capstone Awards and Graduate Conference Travel Awards annually.
The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art awards a number of graduate assistant (GA) positions, offering stipends, tuition remission, and health insurance. For information about available assistantships and fellowships, please contact the museum directly.
The Institute for Advanced Study annually offers a limited number of graduate assistant (GA) positions. For more information, please contact the institute directly.
We encourage Ph.D. students to apply for grants in national and international competitions. External funding resources include, but are not limited to, the following:
- American Academy in Rome Dissertation Fellowship
- American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship and Grant Programs
- American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fellowships
- American-Scandinavian Foundation
- Archaeological Institute of America
- Belgian-American Education Foundation
- Camargo Foundation
- Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA)
- Council of American Overseas Research Centers
- Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Awards and Fellowships
- German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
- Getty Research Institute Predoctoral Fellowships
- Dedalus Foundation
- Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
- Fulbright Awards
- Fulbright-Hayes Fellowships
- Huntington Library
- Samuel H. Kress Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
- Metropolitan Museum of Art Fellowships
- Medieval Academy of America Schallek Fellowships
- Newberry Library
- Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada/Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
- SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowships (IDRF)
- Warburg Institute, University of London
- Winterthur Museum Fellowships