University of Minnesota
Art History
arthist@umn.edu
612-624-4500


Art History Home Page

Forms

Travel Expenses

Expense Worksheet (UM 1612)

Every year, early in Spring semester, students who seek departmental support for the following academic year must fill out the appropriate financial aid form. Students will be notified in advance of the deadline that applications are due.

Funding Information

Financial Aid Applications

First Year MA (DOC) students applying for second year funding
Second Year MA (DOC) students applying for third year funding
Third Year PHD (DOC) students applying for fourth year funding
Fourth Year PHD (DOC) students applying for fifth year funding
Fifth Year PHD (DOC) students applying for sixth year funding
Sixth Year PHD (DOC) students applying for funding beyond sixth year

Travel Funding Applications

Conference Travel (MS Word document)
Research Travel (MS Word document)

Teaching Assistantships and Tuition Fellowships

The Department of Art History tries to fund all of its admitted students. It offers two main types of financial aid for a maximum of two years toward the MA and three years toward the PhD:

  1. Students who receive a teaching assistant award are employed as assistants for professors for specific courses. The appointment is generally on a half time basis (780 hours per semester). A half-time T.A. position for two semesters pays approximately $14,724, includes a full tuition fellowship, and qualifies the student for resident tuition rates. There are additional health insurance benefits for graduate assistants. Consult the Graduate Assistant Employment Office webpage for further details.
  2. Students who receive a research assistant award are employed as assistants in the Visual Resources Center. The appointment is generally on a half time basis (780 hours per semester). A half-time R.A. position for two semesters pays approximately $14,724, includes a full tuition fellowship, and qualifies the student for resident tuition rates. There are additional health insurance benefits for graduate assistants. Consult the Graduate Assistant Employment Office webpage for further details.

Students who wish to be supported for the completion of their doctoral dissertation may apply for a Cash Fellowship, which is a non-service award given by the department to advanced PhD students. It includes tuition for thesis credits.

Other Possible Awards

Outstanding incoming students may be nominated by the Department for a highly competitive CLA Graduate Fellowship. This award covers all tuition costs and includes a stipend. In addition, the Department may nominate students for the annual Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship award. This award also covers all tuition costs and includes a stipend. There are also a number of other dissertation fellowships offered through the Graduate School. Consult their website for more information.

Faculty members receiving research grants may hire a research assistant. In exceptional cases, cash fellowships may be awarded.

To be considered for financial aid, complete a departmental financial aid form and submit it to the department by the announced December deadline.

Financial aid offers are made following the completion of admissions decisions.

The Graduate School Catalog contains extensive information on financial aid.

Graduate Fellowship Deadlines

Calendar: Upcoming Graduate Fellowship Deadlines

Outside Funding Sources

Throughout the year, the Department receives notices of funding opportunities from private institutions and foundations. Information on applications is posted in the T.A. office (320 Heller), and on the graduate bulletin board (next to 320 Heller). Application materials can be obtained from the Graduate Studies office.

Student Loans

Students applying for loans to cover educational and living expenses should obtain the forms from:

One Stop Student Services Office
West Bank Skyway
University of Minnesota
219 19th Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Application materials are available in January. Students should complete the forms as soon as possible, as this will facilitate processing. Call the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at 612-624-1111 with questions

Student Employment

Administrative, teaching, and research assistantships throughout the university are posted in Heller Hall, on the graduate bulletin board, and in the third floor hallway of Johnston Hall.
Students interested in on-campus or off-campus positions should register with the Student Employment Center:

100 Donhowe Building
319 - 15th Avenue S.E.
(15th Ave. and University Ave.)
Minneapolis, MN 55455