Center for Historic American Visual Culture (CHAViC)

Fellowship Opportunities

Scholars interested in using AAS visual collections are encouraged to apply to the fellowship program for funding. There are currently three fellowships devoted to scholars using visual collections:

  • Jay and Deborah Last Fellowships

    A gift from Jay Last, a member of the American Antiquarian Society, and his wife, Deborah, enables CHAViC to promote research in the Society's preeminent collection of American graphic materials. About a dozen one to three-month long residential fellowships are awarded annually for a variety of purposes, some augmenting current AAS fellowship offerings for research by academic scholars and by creative and performing artists preparing work for general audiences.

    List of Last fellows

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Additional Fellowship Opportunities

Scholars are eligible for other fellowships at AAS as well:

  • Fellowships for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers

    Creative artists wishing to use historical materials as a source for their art should apply to the competition for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers.

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  • Select Funding for Projects
    In addition to underwriting fellowships for historical research using printed visual materials, there is funding to select several visual culture scholars for work on projects such as researching films or exhibitions, creating curriculum packages, enriching web-based resources, and documenting the natural or built environment. Awards in this category may be for projects and periods of residence that do not necessarily fall within the criteria of the fellowships.

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