Graduate Diversity Fellowship
The M.A. Program in the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst offers a two-year Diversity Fellowship to support students from historically underrepresented groups in the history of art and architecture. The purpose of the fellowship is to support an M.A. candidate who seeks to pursue an academic or professional career in art history, but faces significant historical or economic barriers to further graduate study.
The Diversity Fellowship comes with a 20-hour/week position as a teaching assistant during the academic year for a duration of two years that will take to complete the program. This appointment provides the fellow with full tuition credit, 95% of health insurance costs, and an annual stipend of at least $20,000. For most students, this stipend is sufficient to cover local living expenses, including room and board during the academic year. The fellow will be eligible for professional development funds to help support an internship, coursework, travel, or a research project during the summer. The department will provide the fellow with mentoring as well as academic and professional support throughout their time in the program.
Applicants who wish to be considered for a Diversity Fellowship should indicate this in their personal statement, and provide a brief reasoning.