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Queen's University

Art History Funding

Queen's Funding, Scholarships and Awards:

Queen's University and the Department of Art provide support for graduate study through a number of different internal scholarships and awards. Queen's Art History grad students also have an excellent record for securing external funding from various institutions. Queen's encourages all its graduate students to apply for external funding.

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Susanne McColeman, Ph.D. candidate, in Siena, Italy, carrying out research with the support of a Queen's Bader doctoral fellowship and a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Queen's Funding - Ph.D.

Queen's guarantees its Doctoral students minimum funding of $18,000. Some doctoral students in their research year (3rd year), may also apply for a Bader Fellowship worth up to $30,000. The Department of Art also endeavours to provide first year Master's students with a significant funding package that usually consists of a Queen's Graduate Award (QGA) and a Teaching Assistantship (T.A.). Students are also encouraged to seek funding from various outside agencies.

Bader Fellowships - Ph.D.

Alfred Bader, a Queen's alumnus, renowned chemist and art collector, endowed the Department of Art with monies to fund a fellowship in his name. The Alfred Bader Fellowship, worth up to $30,000, is available for doctoral studies in certain subject areas. The fellowship is intended to support research abroad.

The Department of Art is able to provide generous support for doctoral art history research in Europe in the form of two or more Bader Fellowships annually. The Fellowship is valued at up to $30,000 each. In addition, students awarded a Bader Fellowship will have half of their tuition waived for the year of the award.

Established by Dr. Alfred Bader of Milwaukee, Wisconsin – and alumnus of Queen's University, a chemist, businessman, and important collector of Dutch seventeenth-century paintings – the fellowships are intended to facilitate European art historical research on realistic pre-World War One art by helping to fund a year's residency in Continental Europe or the British Isles.

The Bader Fellowships are normally awarded for use in the third, research year of the Ph.D., through application in the second year of enrollment to the Department's graduate committee.

Several students have benefited from Bader Fellowships in the past:

Maggie Atkinson (B.A., Mount Allison; M.A., Queen's) is resident in London, England for 2006-07, while she pursues research towards her dissertation which will explore the interface between fantasy, social memory and spirituality in visual and textual representation in 19th- and 20th-century Britain.

Sally Hickson (B.A., Carelton; M.A., Ph.D., Queen's) used her Bader Fellowship for 1999 to carry out original archival research on women in the circle of Isabella d'Este in Mantua and Florence. Sally is now an Assistant Professor in the Visual Arts & Great Books-Liberal Studies program at Brock University.

David DeWitt (B.A., Guelph; M.A., Ph.D., Queen's) used the Bader Fellowship to conduct research on the Rembrandt-circle artist, Jan van Noordt, in libraries and archives throughout The Netherlands. David is now the Bader Curator of European Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre.

Jane Russell Corbett (B.A., Acadia; M.A., Ph.D., Queen's) spent 1997-98 in Amsterdam researching the iconography of the scientist in Dutch seventeenth-century art. Jane is currently teaching at Queen's.

Anne Dymond (B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Queen's) held a Bader Fellowship for 1996 in Paris and Provence, to investigate the interaction between Provencal regional culture and the national artistic identity of France, 1890-1910. Anne is now a tenure-tracked Assistant Professor at the University of Lethbridge.

Axel Rüger (undergrad., Freie Universität, Berlin; M.A., Cambridge, U.K.) spent 1997-98 in Amsterdam and The Hague carrying out research for his Ph.D. on Bartholomeus can Bassen and Dutch architectural painting of the early seventeenth century. In May 1999 Axel was appointed Curator of Dutch Paintings at the National Gallery in London.

Queen's Funding - M.A.

Registered full-time students who are in good academic standing with Queen's University are eligible for a wide range of internal scholarship and bursary awards. Depending on the needs of the Department, a portion of a M.A. student's funding may be allocated as a Teaching Assistantship.

External Scholarship

Ontario Graduate Scholarship

The Department of Art is proud to have several provincially-funded graduate students. Many Queen's M.A. and Ph.D. students in Art History have won the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS). The Department encourages all eligible students to apply, and provides workshops to help students write winning applications.

Visit the OGS Website for more information and an online application.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

The Department of Art is proud to have several federally-funded graduate students. Queen's M.A. students have won the Master's-level Canadian Graduate Scholarship (CGS), and Ph.D. students, at various stages of their studies, have secured the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship or the Doctoral CGS. The Department encourages all eligible students to apply, and provides workshops to help students write winning applications.

Visit the SSHRCC Website for more information and an online application.

Queen's Student Awards

Queen's Student Awards can help you obtain need-based financial assistance (bursaries, awards or work programs). Queen's need-based funding is non-repayable and is given on the basis of a student's demonstrated financial need. To qualify for this assistance, you will have exhausted resources available through the School of Graduate Studies and other resources, such as government student financial assistance or a student line of credit.

Click here for more information from the Office of the Registrar.

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