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Travel Grants

The Association of Historians of American Art (AHAA) offers two grants of $500 each to defray College Art Association conference expenses, including transportation, housing, and registration fees, for presenting members. The first grant is for a graduate student in American art history who is currently enrolled in a graduate program and will travel to CAA's annual conference to appear on the meeting program. The second grant is to support a contingent faculty member or museum staff person whose work engages with the art of the United States, who does not have access to travel funds from their institution of employment, and who will travel to CAA's annual conference to appear on the meeting program.

Applications for the 2020 Travel Grant are due December 1, 2019 and must include a short CV and letter of interest. The letter should indicate which award is being applied for—Professional or Graduate Student—and must include the applicant's paper and session title as they appear on the CAA program. For the Professional award, applicants should also address their institutional affiliation. The two winners of the AHAA Travel Grant must be members of AHAA at the time of their application. All qualified candidates will be entered into a lottery and the winners selected at random. Applicants will be notified via email by December 15. Address letters of application to Naomi Slipp, AHAA Secretary,

Past AHAA Travel Grant Recipients:

Graduate: Claire Ittner, PhD Candidate in the History of Art, University of California, Berkeley

Professional: Laura Fravel, Curatorial Research Assistant (American Art), Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Graduate: Cortney Anderson Kramer, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professional: Monica Lee Steinberg, 2018-2021 Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities, The University of Hong Kong

Graduate: Juliet Sperling, University of Pennsylvania

Professional: Sarah Beetham, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Lauren Freese, University of Iowa

Diana Greenwald, University of Oxford (UK)

Miri Kim, Princeton University

Shana Klein, University of New Mexico

Tina Rivers, Columbia University

Miriam Elizabeth Kienle, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Rebecca Uchill, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Maggie Cao, Harvard University and Predoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Anthony Morris, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland

Elisa Schaar, Oxford University (UK)

Holly Markowitz, Boston University

Wendy Ikemoto, Harvard University