Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowships

Multiple Locations
Term: Academic Year

Provide support to students in the visual and fine arts for travel and living expenses outside the U.S. for independent projects and programs

Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowships provide support to students in the visual and fine arts—including history, conservation, studio art, and photography—for travel and living expenses outside the U.S. in pursuit of a program of study or other activities approved by the selection committee.

Each fellowship provides a stipend of $19,000 in support of a year-long project. Graduating seniors at one of ten participating colleges and universities are eligible, as are recent graduates.

Applications for the Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship will be evaluated on a variety of criteria, including but not limited to:

  • the merit of the project and its proposed outcomes,
  • the adequacy of the candidate’s preparation and foreign-language proficiency for the project,
  • the necessity of travel abroad to meet the goals and objectives of the project,
  • the relationship of the project to the candidate’s prior work, preparation, and professional or creative goals, and
  • the clarity of the project goals and the means by which they will be achieved.

University nomination

Candidates for Hays-Brandeis Fellowships must be nominated by the institution from which they will receive (or have received) their undergraduate degrees, and internal institutional deadlines will usually be several weeks before the national deadline. Columbia University undergraduates should contact Gabo Camnitzer in the School of the Arts for information about internal application procedures.

Fact Sheet

Arts and Architecture
Columbia Alumna/us, Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, Not U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, Senior, U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident
Fellowship Type:
Multiple Locations
Multiple Regions
Academic Year

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Admissions Decision Date: 
Program Dates: