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.

The $19,000 fellowships are funded by income from the Mortimer and Sara Hays Endowment at Brandeis University.

Applications for the 2022-2023 fellowship year are due January 31, 2022, at 11:59 pm.

2021-2022 Recipients

Thomas Gurin '18

Yale University

Creation of a series of public sound art pieces for carillon towers, based on research of bellfounding and carillon-building in Belgium, France, and the Netherlands.

Mohar Kalra ’21

Columbia University

Production of six interactive electronic installations adapting Estonian cultural environmentalism, to take place at an Estonian art project space and at the University of Tartu, along with research on Maausk pagan traditions.

Mia Vasquez '20

City College of New York/CUNY

Completion of a series of documentary photographs about her father, who was deported twice from the US to the Dominican Republic, as well as about issues of race, sex, and class in Santo Domingo.