The Thune Fellowship offers students the opportunity to enhance their classroom work with the direct experience of works of art and architecture.
Juniors in good standing, both majors and minors in the History of Art, are eligible.
Juniors should select a faculty advisor in the History of Art Department and, in consultation with the advisor, prepare a proposal of a travel and study itinerary that will explore a coherent theme. The project may eventually become the subject of an honors thesis. The travel will take place during the summer between the students' junior and senior years, in this country or abroad. The fellowship aims to enable students to carry out an independent research project and is not for summer school programs. The recipient shall submit progress reports both midway through the project and after its conclusion, the final report usually by mid-September.
Fellowship applications will be judged by the History of Art faculty on the basis of originality, coherence, and feasibility. Awards generally do not exceed $2,500.
The deadline for the proposal is usually March/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.