Student Resources

From advising assistance to study abroad support, we have the resources Art History students need.

Student Scholarships

Fulbright Scholarship

Amount: Round-trip transportation to the host country, funding to cover room, board, and incidental costs, based on the cost of living in the host country and accident & sickness health benefits.
Application Deadline: October 11, 2016

The U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master's and doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide.

Application Requirements: Must hold a B.A. degree or the equivalent before the beginning date of the grant. Must have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country to communicate with the people and to carry out proposed study. Extent to which the candidate and the project will help to advance the program aim of promoting mutual understanding among nations. Ability of the supervising agencies abroad to arrange supervision. Requirements of programs in individual countries. In many countries, only advanced degree candidates may apply, and in some countries, certain fields of study are closed. Check with IIE before filing an application if you do not meet country specifications.

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USD Faculty Contact: James Gump, PhD (

Procedure: USD Fulbright Scholarship Procedures

McNair Scholars Summer Research Program

Amount: USD McNair Summer Research Interns are eligible for: $2500 stipend, $250 research supplies fund, Campus housing for duration of the Summer Research Program, GRE test preparation, GRE fee waiver or reduction.
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

This program identifies and prepares eligible students for graduate studies leading to the PhD by providing research training and early scholarly experiences to high-achieving undergraduate USD students.

Application Requirements: In order to submit a proposal for the McNair Summer Research Program you must first be accepted as a USD McNair Scholar.

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McNair Scholarship

Amount: Award includes: stipend, research supplies funding, campus housing, GRE test preparation and GRE waiver or reduction
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

The USD McNair Summer Research Program is an 8-10 week intensive academic experience that allows promising USD undergraduates the opportunity to explore their research inquiries, work closely with a USD faculty mentor, and learn about the doctoral career path.

Application Requirements: In order to submit a proposal for the McNair Summer Research Program, you must first be accepted as a USD McNair Scholar—this is a separate process than the research proposal.

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USD Undergraduate Research (several opportunities)

Amount: The student stipend amount for 2014 will be $3500. Students who need supplies or must travel to conduct their research can be awarded up to $500 towards these expenses.
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

The USD SURE program is designed to support student-based research projects under supervision of a USD faculty mentor.

Application Requirements: The SURE program is open to all undergraduate majors, therefore the types of projects that may be funded with SURE awards vary widely. Projects must have a clear research or scholarship focus, and should be conducted in line with disciplinary standards of inquiry. SURE projects must be 10 weeks long and are performed in collaboration with a USD faculty mentor.

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Department of Art, Architecture + Art History
College of Arts and Sciences

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