The Thune Summer Travel Fellowship supports students who wish to travel to see art as a way to enhance their classroom work and thesis research in the History of Art. All students wishing to apply for a Thune must also submit an application to the fellowships available through the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships in March of their junior year. Questions about CURF fellowships should be directed to the CURF Associate Director for Undergraduate Research.
Juniors in good standing, both majors and minors in the History of Art, are eligible to apply.
Students must consult with a standing faculty member in the History of Art Department and, in consultation with that professor, prepare a proposal that includes a travel itinerary, with detailed budget. The project may support the research for an honors thesis or an independent study to be taken in fall of senior year. The travel will take place during the summer between the student's junior and senior years, in this country or abroad. The fellowship is for travel only and does not support summer classes, workshops, etc., at Penn or elsewhere. The recipient shall submit progress reports to the Undergraduate Chair, both midway through the project and after its conclusion. The final report is due in mid-September.
Fellowship applications will be judged by the History of Art faculty on the basis of preparation, coherence, and feasibility. Awards generally do not exceed $2,500.
The deadline for the proposal is usually in April. The proposal with a budget (2-3 pages and 1/2 page, respectively) will be submitted to the Undergraduate Chair.
Fellowship awards will be announced in late April.