Arts & Sciences Graduate Dean's Office Fellowships
The Arts and Sciences Dean's Office has a variety of fellowships that are by invitation only; the HAA department nominates candidates. These fellowships include:
Arts & Sciences Fellowships
A&S Fellowships are used to recruit doctoral students of exceptional promise and ability either when they first enroll in the PhD program or for later years. They carry a stipend plus remission of tuition. The stipend includes fund with which to purchase health insurance. No service is required.
Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowships
These fellowships are awarded to students of exceptional promise and ability when they have advanced to the dissertation stage. They carry a stipend plus remission of tuition. No service is required.
- Mellon Fellowship Process (PDF) Departmental nomination and ranking required. Applications must be submitted to the Director of Graduate Studies for processing. December/January deadline (to be announced).
- Mellon Procedure and Selection Criteria
University Center for International Study (UCIS)
UCIS is a consortium of area study Centers funded by money from the U.S. government. Through the FLAS program the Centers offer money for both summer and academic year language study. They also offer other independent travel and research monies, from both federal and corporate sources. Please note that FLAS Fellowships are only open to US citizens and permanent residents. Academic-year FLAS fellowships require departmental nomination and ranking. You must submit your application to the Graduate Secretary in January (deadline to be announced) to be forwarded to the appropriate center.
Commonly Accessed UCIS Links
International Studies Fund: for travel and research, $1000 maximum, March 15 deadline
Nationality Room Scholarships: varying amounts to fund summer language programs or other summer programs abroad. Open to US citizens or permanent residents, January deadline
History of Art and Architecture Department Funding
Departmental funds are available to students from their second year and following to support language study, dissertation research travel, and/or conference presentation. Those funds are limited and we require students to exhaust the available university resources before applying for additional or supplementary funding from HAA. Early March deadline (to be announced).
- Dissertation Development Grant
- Friends of Frick Fine Arts/Wilkinson Travel Grant
- Fellowship Committee Guidelines
Funding Opportunities for Conference Travel
Before applying to the HAA department for travel funds, graduate students must exhaust the funding possibilites offered by the Dean's office and campus graduate orgranizations. Read more»
Other University Fellowship, Scholarship, and Grant Opportunities
- A&S Graduate Student Organization: travel grants for enrolled students
- A&S Travel Grant: offered through the dean's office
- A&S Tuition Scholarship: need-based, tuition-only scholarship, TAs/TFs ineligible
- Cultural Studies Fellowship: one-year tuition and stipend restricted to students enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh School of Arts & Sciences graduate programs working toward or having received PhD certification in Cultural Studies
- Eureopean Union Center of Excellence: Various funding opportunities through the University Center for International Studies
- Federal Work-Study Program for TA/TFs: small stipends for research travel and other related expenses
- Graduate and Professional Student Association Travel Grants: small stipends for conference travel.
- Japan Iron and Steel Federation/Mitsubishi Graduate Fellowship in Japanese Studies: one-year tuition and stipend for Japanese art studies.
- Owens Fellowships: A bequest of Samuel T. Owens Jr. makes fellowships available at the University of Pittsburgh for needy students who show promise of high academic achievement. These fellowships carry an annual stipend of $2,000. The fellowships may be used in payment of tuition, books, and living expenses during the academic year for which the award is granted. Owens Fellowships are not available for a single term. Application forms are available in the University Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
- Pitt Alumni Graduate Scholarship: $5000 grant for graduate students who earned their undergraduate degree
at the University of Pittsburgh
- Provost Development: need and merit based fellowship for women, minorities, and disadvantaged students pursuing the doctorate
- Women's Studies Research Prize Competition: $500 for the best graduate student paper (the Tamara Horowitz Graduate Student Paper Prize) or the best dissertation (the Dissertation Prize) in the field of women and gender studies. Contact Women's Studies Program office for guidelines and cover sheets
- Women's Studies Student Research Fund: for research relating to women and gender
- Art Gallery
- Visual Media Workshop