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Terra Foundation Research Travel Grants 2017

Deadline: 15-Jan-2017

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Terra Foundation Research Travel Grants 2017 objective is to provide support Doctoral and Postdoctoral for research on topics concerning American art and visual culture prior to 1980. These grants enable scholars outside the US to consult resources that are only available within the US. Grant funding is available for short-term travel that gives scholars: an opportunity to discover new source material, experience works of art first-hand in museums and private collections, make contact with artists, art dealers, archivists, curators, university scholars, etc, consult local archives and library collections, establish professional networks for future research.


Doctoral and Post doctoral are eligible to apply.

How to apply?

Application can be done by email with the following steps:
Step 1:
Download the form.
Step 2: Fill the form in English.
Step 3: Attach the CV, description of the research project, detailed description of the proposed itinerary, itemised travel budget.
Step 4: Also attach a copy or scan of a government issued ID proof and two letters of recommendation.
Step 5: Submit by email.

More Information

Documents to be attached:

  • CV (Curriculum Vitae).
  • Description of the research project that indicates the need for travel to the US (maximum 5 pages).
  • A detailed description of the proposed itinerary with destinations and travel details.
  • Itemised travel budget in US dollars, includes total travel costs include travel, lodging, meals, research fees, conferences fees, photocopies, photos, museum, tickets etc.
  • A copy or scan of a government-issued ID (driver's license, passport, etc).
  • Two letters of recommendation for doctoral students, one letter should be written by the student's dissertation advisor. Letters must be sent by email directly by authors to the Terra Foundation for American Art Europe (letters must be signed and scanned). Letters from previous applications cannot be reused. Recommenders must submit new letters each year.

Funds will be disbursed in two instalments:

  • The first instalment (80% of the total fund) is paid before the recipient’s departure to the US.
  • The second instalment (up to 20% of the total fund) is paid to the recipient after receipt of the final report.

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