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.

The deadline for applications will be set by each participating undergraduate insitutition. If you are nominated by your undergraduate institution, your institutional representative will provide you with the application form to be sent to Brandeis in March. 

2022-2023 Recipients

Bianca Dominguez

Columbia University '22

Research in Ecuador and Peru on indigenous methodologies of art making and shamanic practices with subsequent travel to Mexico to complete the production of a series of “toolboxes” containing artist books and objects for ritualistic practices.

Meher Hans

Yale University '21

Production in London and New Delhi of an experimental documentary film about the relationship between built environments and colonialism, focusing on the architectures of the British Raj.

Justin Kim

Wesleyan University '19

Research in South Korea on the underground independent film production and culture birthed during the pro-democratic minjung movement of the 1990s, culminating in the production of a digital documentary series.