Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship
The Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship provides support to students in the visual and fine arts, including art history, conservation, studio art and photography, for travel and living expenses outside the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii in accordance with a program of study or other activities approved by the fellowship selection committee.
Must have received an undergraduate degree, no more than three years prior to the start of the fellowship year, from any one of the following institutions: Brandeis University, Boston University, City College of New York/CUNY, Columbia University, Connecticut College, Gallaudet University, Harvard University, Rochester Institute of Technology/NTID, Wesleyan University, Yale University.
- Graduating seniors are eligible to apply, but must receive their undergraduate degree prior to the start of the fellowship year on July 1.
- Preference for the Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship is given to recent graduates.
Outside the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii.
Amount, Duration of Award
The award is $19,000, and the fellowship year runs from July 1 to the following June 30.
- Online application form. You might want to start with a practice form (pdf).
- An official copy of each undergraduate and graduate transcript, submitted directly to your institutional representative.
- Two letters of recommendation (pdf) from individuals who know you and are in a position to discuss the merit and viability of your project and your ability to complete the project successfully. Should be submitted directly to your institutional representative.
- Work samples, submitted directly to your institutional representative (for candidates submitting proposals in the visual arts or art conservation only).
Dates, Deadlines and Notification
- Application deadline: January 2022
- Info session: TBD
- Notification: No later than mid-May of the year in which the fellowship is scheduled to begin
Past Brandeis Winners
- Sarah McCarty ’16, 2019-20, for research on supremacy ideology in Germany and the creation of a collection of video works, writing and social gatherings to be shared in Berlin and other German locations.
- Delande Justinvil ’13, 2015-16, for study of funerary art from Tel Kabri in Israel.