Grant funding is available for short-term travel that gives scholars:
- An opportunity to discover new source material;
- Experience works of art first-hand in museums and private collections;
- Make contact with artists, curators, and art dealers;
- Consult local archives and library collections;
- Establish professional networks for future research.
Applications are due January 15, 2014; awards will be announced in May 2014. Download the research travel grant applications.
The foundation only accepts proposals from doctoral students, postdoctoral and senior scholars outside the United States.
The travel should be undertaken within one calendar year after the announcement of the selection results. The final report must be submitted within three months of completion of travel. It should include a description of the travel undertaken as a result of the grant, an assessment of the research accomplished, and a financial report detailing grant expenditures. Recipients must acknowledge the support of TFAA in any publication that results from research conducted during the grant.
Awarded grants and distribution of funds
Grant funds will be disbursed in two installments. The first installment (80% of the total grant) is paid before the recipient’s departure to the United States. The second installment (up to 20% of the total grant) is paid to the recipient after receipt of the final report.
Download the complete list of past research travel grant recipients.