William A. Camfield Fellowship

This Fellowship--originally created in July 2001 with the retirement of a beloved professor, past department Chair, and tireless advocate of the arts in Houston--supports student learning and curatorial training under the auspices of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. One undergraduate and one graduate fellow is selected for each academic year (September-May); each has the opportunity to work directly with a professional museum curator at the MFAH.

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.

For details on the Undergraduate William A. Camfield Fellowship project description, please see below. For more information on the Graduate William A. Camfield Fellowship with an area of focus in the Islamic Art Department, please contact Anna Julia (amjulia@rice.edu).

Undergraduate Camfield Fellowship Project

The Fellow will work with the curators of the Indigenous arts of Africa, the Pacific Islands, Australia, and the Americas on the installation of the exhibition Golden Worlds: The Portable Universe of Indigenous Colombia, the reinstallation of the Indigenous South American collections, and the smaller rotations of works on paper and textiles of the Indigenous collections. As part of his or her training and mentoring, the fellow will look at original works of art on a regular basis. Responsibilities also include assisting with object research. Excellent organizational skills and ability to work both collaboratively and independently required.

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.


DEADLINE: Applications are closed for 2022-2023.

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