Graduates Funding

Director of Financial Aid: Professor Kristopher Kersey

The UCLA Department of Art History offers four and five year funding packages to selected incoming students that consist of a combination of fellowships and Teaching Assistantships (currently $30,000 per year plus registration fees/tuition). Funding is subject to renewal each year and students are required to apply each year for support for the following year. This application provides critical training in writing grant applications, but also allows the student to assess his/her progress through the program. The Financial Aid Committee approves continued funding based on progress and performance in the program.

Dickson Fellowships – derived from a private endowment established by the widow of UC Regent Edward A. Dickson – are a major source of support for our graduate students and must be approved by a committee that includes faculty members from the Departments of Art History, English, History, and Philosophy.

Each year, we offer approximately twelve Teaching Assistantships, which are the basis for important training in the classroom. Typically, these become available after the first year of the program.

To access the Dickson Fellowship application and the Teaching Assistantship application, please click here.


In addition, we provide – in the Means of Support for Continuing Students” document – a list of department and university-level funds awarded on a competitive basis for such things as summer grants and research and travel support.

Students are encouraged to apply for one-year Graduate Research Mentorships and Graduate Summer Research Mentorships during their first or second year in the program. Applications for these awards can be accessed through the Graduate Division.

The Diane C. Brouillette Fellowship provides funding, including a year of research abroad, to students working
towards a Ph.D. in French Medieval Art and Architecture in the UCLA Department of Art History.