Financial Support and Awards
Graduate School Fellowships
The graduate school offers a number of fellowships and scholarships, including Graduate School and AOP Fellowships, which are open to graduate students in Art History. Deadline for these competitions is January and requires completion of an application packet and submission to the Department.
Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowship
Eighteen academic-year Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowships (DGSFs) will be awarded annually to exceptional UWM graduate students. Awards are for full-time study only. The fellowship stipend for 2012-2013 is $12,332. In addition, fellows benefit from full coverage of resident instructional fees at the basic graduate level, a remission of the out-of-state portion of the tuition (if applicable), low-cost comprehensive health insurance and other benefits. http://www.graduateschool.uwm.edu/faculty-staff/award-processing-guidelines/graduate-school-fellowships/#nominees
Advanced Opportunity Program Fellowship
The Advanced Opportunity Program (AOP) is funded by the State of Wisconsin. AOP Fellowships are designed to assist members of groups under-represented in graduate study, and other disadvantaged students, to enter and complete a graduate degree at UWM. Awards are granted to newly admitted or currently enrolled UWM graduate students.
Approximately 30 academic year (Fall/Spring) AOP Fellowships are awarded annually to qualified graduate students. Awards are for full-time study only. The current fellowship stipend is $14,000. In addition, Fellowship recipients benefit from full coverage of resident tuition, a remission of the out-of-state portion of the tuition (if applicable), low-cost comprehensive health insurance and other benefits. Awardees retain full responsibility for mandatory fees and additional instructional/course fees (including distance education) above basic graduate tuition levels.
Graduate School Awards
The Chancellor's Graduate Student Award (CGSA) program is designed to give UWM a competitive edge in attracting and retaining high quality, talented graduate students. Specifically, the goals of the program are to attract talented, high quality graduate students, grow our graduate programs, increase the research productivity of our faculty, and improve the research productivity and success of our graduate students.
The Chancellor's Award is offered annually to the most promising incoming and current students. All accepted or enrolled graduate students are automatically considered for the Award so there is no need to apply. http://www.graduateschool.uwm.edu/faculty-staff/award-processing-guidelines/chancellors-awards/
The Graduate School Travel Support program offers partial funding to UWM master's and doctoral students for presenting scholarly and creative works at conferences, performances, or exhibitions. Such activities are an important part of the professional development of graduate students, offering opportunities to establish professional networks, contacts for collaborative research, and sources of potential future employment. Funded amounts vary depending on distance, receipt of prior support through this program, and other current support. Funding is provided as reimbursement of expenses after the travel has been completed. http://www.graduateschool.uwm.edu/students/financial-support/graduate-student-travel-award/