Awards & Fellowships
The Department of Art History offers numerous awards, fellowships, and internships. Each spring, this webpage will be updated with information concerning the application procedures for each award. Students are also encouraged to talk with their art history professors about the fellowships and awards that are available.
Anne E. Treichler Travel Award
The Department of Art History is happy to announce the Anne E. Treichler
Travel Award, which will be available for graduate students in art
history. Anne Treichler, a Rice alum of the class of 1944, is an
inveterate traveler herself and an art lover, and has generously made
this gift so that others can expand their knowledge through research
travel to America or abroad. This award will strengthen the already
generous funding that will be available to students in our new doctoral program.
Mary Ellen Hale Lovett Traveling Fellowship
The Mary Ellen Hale Lovett Fellowship, through the generous support of Mr. H. Malcolm Lovett, provides students with the unique opportunity to enhance their educational experience at Rice by traveling to significant sites to conduct field research in art history, architectural history, and film and media studies.
- 2012/2013 - Stephanie Chadwick, Allison Clark, Andrea Romero, Lanzhen Wang
- 2011/2012 - Donna Calderone, Zeynep Cetrez, Cass Turner, Carolyn Van Wingerden
- 2010/2011 - Jenny Lim, Sara Strohmeyer
- 2008/2009 - Caitlin Coombes, Robert McAuliffe
- 2007 - Rachel Green, Matthew McKee, Claire Randall
- 2006 - Anne Kemper
Christine Cronies Sayres Award
Awarded for excellence in the study of the History of Art as a graduating senior.
- 2012 - Eleanor Grebowski
- 2011 - Kelin Herrington
- 2010 - Bradley Houston
- 2009 - Caitlin Coombes
- 2008 - Katherine Keith
- 2007 - Miri Kim
Distinction in Research Award
Students enrolled in the Art History honors program are welcome to apply for the "Distinction in Research" award. We also welcome applicants who have successfully completed original research in an independent study or by completing a senior thesis. The research paper that applicants submit for consideration for this award must be at least 25 pages and should be of publishable quality. It is due on April 1. To apply, fill out the application form.
Frank Lee Berry, Jr. Award
Awarded for excellence in the study of the History of Art.
- 2012 - Haley Lightcap, Lanzhen Wang
- 2011 - Emily Nichol, Natalie Zeldin
- 2010 - Reshmi Paul, Natalie Zeldin
- 2009 - Matthew McKee, Sarah Mitchell
- 2008 - Sarah DeMeritt, Marie Stitt
- 2007 - Katherine Keith, George Murphy
Wagoner Foreign Study Scholarship (University-wide award)
James T. Wagoner '29 loved to travel, and he loved Rice,
so he made provisions that after his death a study-abroad
scholarship for students would be established in memory
of his late wife and parents. The scholarship
may be held for a year, a semester, or a summer. Scholarship
awards will be related to the scholar's projected expenses. Note: The Wagoner Foreign Study Scholarship is a competitive university-wide award.
- 2012 - Umit Acikgoz, Carolyn Van Wingerden, Melissa Venator, Olivia Wolf
Jameson Fellowship for American Decorative Arts
The Jameson Fellow will spend the academic year as an intern at the Bayou Bend Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Bayou Bend is regarded as the best house museum west of the Mississippi, and contains an outstanding array of American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the colonial period through the 19th century. The stipend is $12,000. Additional funds (up to $1000) are reserved for a research trip during the time of the Fellowship.
- 2012 - Allison Clark
- 2011 - Emily Griffith
- 2010 - Emily Salomon
- 2009 - Kelin Herrington
- 2008 - Caryn Guajardo
- 2007 - Katie Knowles
The John & Dominque de Menil Fellowship
The John & Dominique de Menil Fellowship offers one undergraduate or
graduate art history student the opportunity to work as an intern for
one academic year at The Menil Collection under the guidance of the
museum's internationally respected curatorial departments. Area and
field of research are open. The Fellowship offers one student the opportunity to work as an intern
for one academic year at The Menil Collection under the guidance of the
museum's internationally respected curatorial departments. The collection, one of the most significant of the 20th century,
consists of nearly 15,000 works dating from the Paleolithic era to the
present day. Area and
field of research are open.
- 2012 - Emily Nichol
- 2011 - Katia Zavistovski
- 2010 - Sara Strohemeyer
- 2009 - Nicholas Gardner
- 2008 - Laura Greenwell
- 2007 - Rachel Green
William A. Camfield Fellowship
The William A. Camfield Fellowship was originally created in July 2001, with the retirement of a beloved professor, past department Chairman, and tireless advocate of the arts in Houston. The fellowship is one of the department's primary fellowships intended to support outstanding student scholarship and museum internship in the field of art history. The fellowship offers one undergraduate or graduate student of art history the opportunity to work as an intern for one academic year at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston under the guidance of a professional museum curator.
- 2012 - Katia Zavistovski
- 2011 - Carolyn Van Wingerden
- 2010 - Natalie Zeldin
- 2009 - Hailey Lightcap
- 2008 - Bradley Houston
- 2007 - Caitlin Coombes