Terra Foundation Research Travel Grants provide support for research on topics concerning American art and visual culture prior to 1980. These grants enable scholars outside the United States to consult resources and visit collections within the United States. 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

Up to 20 grants are awarded annually (up to five of them are specifically dedicated to scholars from Asia, Africa, and Latin America) as follows:

 * Up to $6,000 per grant for doctoral students from Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand;
* Up to $7,000 per grant for doctoral students from Asia, Africa, and Latin America;
* Up to $9,000 per grant for all postdoctoral and senior scholars.

 Grant funds will be disbursed in two installments. The first installment (80% of the total grant) is paid before the recipient’s departure to the United States. The second installment (up to 20% of the total grant) is paid to the recipient after receipt of the final report.

 Funds can be used for related transportation, lodging, meals, and research fees and expenses of the Grantee only (not of family, travel companions, etc). They cannot be used for the purchase of computers or other equipment.

Applications are due January 15, 2018. Awards will be announced in April 2018.

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