Terra Foundation for American Art: Research Travel Grants to the United States 2015

The Terra Foundation offers Doctoral and Postdoctoral Research Travel Grants to enable scholars outside the United States to consult research resources that are only available within the United States.

Research topics should focus on American art and visual culture prior to 1980.

Grant funding is available for short-term travel that gives scholars:

  • An opportunity to discover new source material;
  • Experience works of art first-hand in museums and private collections;
  • Make contact with artists, art dealers, archivists, curators, university scholars, etc.;
  • Consult local archives and library collections;
  • Establish professional networks for future research.

Funding & Duration

Nine to thirteen grants are awarded annually: up to $6,000 (approx AUD $8,300) per grant for doctoral students, and  $9,000 (approx AUD $12,600) per grant for postdoctoral and senior scholars.


The sponsor only accepts proposals from doctoral students, postdoctoral and senior scholars outside the United States.

Submission Requirements

Further Information

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