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Marilynn Thoma Fellows

Announcing the Marilynn Thoma Fellowship in Spanish Colonial Art

May 1, 2018
Art of the Spanish Americas

The Thoma Foundation is now accepting applications for the inaugural Marilynn Thoma Fellowship in Spanish Colonial Art! The Marilynn Thoma Fellowship provides unrestricted funding in the amounts of $45,000 for pre-doctoral dissertation research and $60,000 for post-doctoral research, and is the first portable, unrestricted fellowship devoted exclusively to Spanish Colonial art. International scholars are encouraged to apply.

In concert with the new Fellowship, the Thoma Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural Research and Travel Awards in Spanish Colonial art. Awards of up to $15,000 are available to scholars, curators and advanced graduate students completing an MA or PhD dissertation to help defray the costs of research-related expenses.

“As longtime collectors, Marilynn and I are excited to offer our support to scholars researching this still under-studied field,” explains Carl Thoma. “We saw a definite need for dedicated and unrestricted resources to move scholarship forward—many of these works are still located in churches or monasteries throughout Latin America. They aren’t easily accessible. We created the Marilynn Thoma Fellowship and the travel awards to give scholars that access.”

Applications must be submitted by October 15, 2018 and can be completed on Slideroom.

For more information, please visit Spanish Colonial Art Fellowships and Awards.

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