Fulbright-Terra Foundation Awards in the History of American Art in China & Europe

The Terra Foundation supports opportunities to teach American art history in China, at Tsinghua University and Peking University, and in a European country (excepting France, Germany, and England). The awards to teach in China target US scholars at the assistant professor level or higher, with a minimum of five years of university-level teaching experience. The awards to teach in Europe are open to US scholars of all levels.

Please note, this program is no longer active. If you have questions about our grant and fellowship opportunities for individuals, please contact [email protected].

Fulbright-Terra Foundation Award Recipients


Janetta Rebold Benton, Distinguished Professor, Pace University
Project title: “Increasing Cultural Understanding with China through American Studies”
Location: China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China

Katherine Hoffman, Professor and Chair, Saint Anselm College
Project title: “Exploring Transnational Modernist Connections: Alfred Stieglitz and Painting/Photography in the Netherlands”
Location: Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Rachel Sailor, Associate Professor, University of Wyoming
Project title: “Regionalist Pictorialism, Transnationality and American Photography Abroad”
Location: University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg


Judy Bullington, Professor, Belmont University
Project title: “Likenesses & Emblems in Early American Portraiture; Garden Motifs in 18th C. Transatlantic Art”
Location: University of St Andrews, United Kingdom

Jo Anna Isaak, Professor, Fordham University
Project title: “The Greening of the Avant-garde: American Art and Environmental Reform”
Location: University of Rome III, Italy

Jason Weems, Associate Professor, University of California, Riverside
Project title: “Integrating the Arts of the Americas; Inventing the Americas: Art, Archaeology and the Modern Making of a Pre-Columbian Past”
Location: University of Alcala de Henares, Spain


Erika Schneider, Associate Professor, Framingham State University
Project title: “Identity Performance: Artist Representation in America and the Netherlands”
Location: Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Karen Shelby, Assistant Professor, Baruch College, The City University of New York
Project title: “Does Art of the US Really Only Begin after WWII? American Art in Belgian Museums”
Location: Ghent University, Belgium

Heather Shirey, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, University of St. Thomas
Project title: “Developing Art History Curriculum”
Location: Tsinghua University, Beijing, China