Incoming Graduate Student Funding

The Department of the History of Art & Architecture offers financial support from a variety of different sources to outstanding applicants to the Graduate Program. We will nominate the most exceptional applicants for the various Central Campus Fellowships Link opens in a new window, which include Regents' Special Fellowships, Graduate Opportunity Fellowships, and those fellowships designed to encourage and enhance diversity on campus for qualified candidates. These prestigious multi-year awards are competitive with those offered at other top programs.

The department also offers its own Departmental Fellowships to top applicants. These are typically multi-year and blend academic quarters in which the recipient is paid a stipend with quarters in which the recipient will have a paying teaching assistantship. We also support research travel for Ph.D. dissertations (both pre- and post- ABD) with revenues from the Margaret Mallory Endowment and other private foundations and contributions.

Our graduate students have also had an outstanding record of success in obtaining both national and international fellowship funding from sources outside the University after their graduate work has begun (see Awards). Many students have also obtained museum internships through Departmental programs offered in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Huntington, the University Art Museum and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

Note that all graduate students seeking financial support are required to submit a FAFSA Link opens an external site (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The code for UCSB is 001320.

For more information about the costs of our program, see the Office of the Registrar Link opens in a new window.