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 students 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.

All graduate students and undergraduate students (excluding graduating seniors) of any major are welcome to apply.

Undergraduate students successfully awarded with the Camfield Fellowship will be required to enroll in three credits of HART 301 in both the fall and spring semesters during their museum internship. Graduate fellows will be required to enroll in three credits of HART 501 in the fall and spring semesters.

Descriptions of the Undergraduate William A. Camfield Fellowship in the Asian Art Department can be found below. For more information on the Graduate William A. Camfield Fellowship with a focus on Modern and Contemporary Art, please contact Anna Julia (amjulia@rice.edu).

The Undergraduate Camfield Fellowship will be hosted by the Asian Art department with Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Curator of Asian Art, Bradley Bailey, and Curatorial Assistant and Department of Art History Ph.D. student, Beatrice Chan, supervising. The fellow will be responsible for researching in the Houston Asian American Archive at Rice University in connection with a future Museum of Fine Arts, Houston exhibition and some highly important loans that will be coming to the Museum.

This fellowship project connecting research in an archival collection housed at Rice with upcoming MFAH exhibitions and loans will greatly align with the spirit of the fellowship in connecting the two institutions.

To apply: submit 1) a brief (1-2 page) statement expressing the applicant’s willingness to undertake the internship and how the Fellowship would enhance the applicant’s other studies at Rice, and career goals in the arts, 2) a CV, and 3) an unofficial transcript.

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2021 applications have closed.