Terra Foundation Research Travel Grants to the United States

This research travel grant program provides support for research on topics concerning American art and visual culture prior to 1980. These grants enable scholars outside the United States to consult resources and visit collections within the United States. 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, art dealers, archivists, curators, university scholars, etc.;
  • Consult local archives and library collections; and
  • Establish professional networks for future research.

Proposals are accepted from doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and senior scholars outside the United States.

The grant program is administered by College Art Association (CAA), on behalf of the Terra Foundation for American Art. For more information about application guidelines and the application process, schedule, and checklist, please visit the CAA website: https://www.collegeart.org/programs/travel-grants/terra-research

Grant Recipients 2003–2019