Bauer Grant for Thesis in the History and Criticism of Art and Visual Culture

WRITING SENIOR THESIS IN THE HISTORY AND CRITICISM TRACK OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ART AND VISUAL CULTURE

SUPPORT IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR RESEARCH, PRODUCTION, AND PRESENTATION

ANNOUNCING:

BAUER GRANT FOR THESIS IN THE HISTORY AND CRITICISM OF

ART AND VISUAL CULTURE

The Department of Art and Visual Culture is delighted to announce a gift presented by the parent of a 2011 graduate who majored in Art and Visual Culture for the establishment of a fund to support the writing of thesis in the history and criticism track of the department’s major.  Grants of up to $500 per student will be available this year and in coming years, as long as the funds remain. They will be awarded according to the need and the quality of proposals in different years, and accordingly the number of grants may vary from year to year.  The fund is intended to support expenses that may include but are not limited to travel for research, travel to present research at conferences, and photography. Application for funds is open to students writing one-semester, year-long, and honors theses. Students with self-designed interdisciplinary majors that include a major component of history and criticism courses from the department and writing thesis under the direction of a faculty member appointed in that portion of the department are also eligible to apply for support.  Conventional expenses such as printing theses, thesis covers, and books that can be purchased by the library are not included.

Students must apply for the support with a proposal that describes their thesis project and includes an itemized budget.  The grant proposal text should be no longer than two pages, and should also include a title and a 100-word abstract, which will be presented to the donor at the end of the year.

Deadline for submission of proposals for second semester and year-long theses is February 1. Proposals should be submitted as a PDF to Anne Odom <aodom@bates.edu>, Academic Administrative Assistant for the Department of Art and Visual Culture, who will distribute them to members of the committee, Professors Corrie, Harwood, Nguyen, and Rand.

Students who receive this grant remain eligible for support from the Bates Student Research Fund or for a Barlow Thesis Grant.

We offer our warmest thanks to Bertha A. Bauer, M.D., P’11, for her generous gift in the establishment of this fund.

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