Caleb Smith Memorial Fellowship for MA Students

The Department of Art History and Archaeology is pleased to announce the first Caleb Smith Memorial Fellowship, a competitive travel grant for MA students, whose thesis project involves the use of photographic documentation techniques and/or the use of digital media in innovative ways. Named after Caleb Smith, who served as the Director of the Media Center of Art History from 2009 until his untimely passing in February 2013, this endowed fellowship will be awarded annually to support the research of an MA student with the best thesis proposal that uses or develops new in situ digital photographic and documentation techniques that Caleb believed so strongly were an essential part of the art historian’s craft in the 21st century.

The Caleb Smith Memorial Fellowship carries a $1,500 stipend and is designed to support photographic documentation and or the use of digital technologies for the purpose of the thesis project. The fellowship recipient will be known as the Caleb Smith Memorial Fellow. All rising second-year MA in Art History and MODA students in the Department of Art History and Archaeology are eligible to apply as long as they are in good academic standing and have no pending Incompletes by the time of application.

Students who wish to apply for the Caleb Smith Memorial Fellowship should submit to Chris Newsome (cn2303@columbia.edu), Coordinator for Graduate Programs, a two-page statement explaining their thesis project and how it would benefit from a grant that supports photographic documentation and/or the innovative use of digital media. The deadline for the submission of the application is June 19, 2015.  The successful applicant will be notified by early July.