Graduate Financial Support


University Fellowships and Awards

The Department of Art History has the opportunity to apply for University Graduate Fellowships for incoming Ph.D. students with outstanding scholastic records. This fellowship provides a stipend of $26,250 plus a full tuition grant-in-aid for a student’s first academic year. This prestigious award allows students to devote full time to their first year of studies, without having work obligations. All applicants to the Ph.D. program who have submitted complete applications by January 15 will be considered for nomination by the department for a University Graduate Fellowship. The department typically is awarded one University Graduate Fellowship per year. For information about Penn State's Graduate Assistant Health Insurance Plan (medical, dental, and vision) please visit:

As a part of Penn State's comprehensive plan to increase diversity, the University has Bunton-Waller Graduate Awards in the forms of fellowships, fellowship supplements, and assistantships. The department may submit eligible M.A. and Ph.D. candidates who have been admitted to the program for consideration for these awards.

The Department of Art History also has the opportunity to apply for Graham Endowed Fellowships and block grants from the Fund for Excellence in Graduate Recruitment, which provide additional financial support for incoming M.A. and Ph.D. students who have already been awarded assistantships. The department chooses which incoming graduate students to nominate for these awards.