Fund:

Barbara B. Brink Endowed Graduate Travel Award in the History of Art Fund

Department:

History of Art Dept D01034

Purpose:

Graduate Student Support

Fund Purpose: This Fund shall be used to provide graduate student support in the History of Art. It shall provide a minimum of $2,000 per year in travel support for one graduate student in the History of Art to visit the works of art in which he or she has chosen to specialize.


BACKGROUND:
The Donor’s hope is that this endowment will provide graduate art history students with the ability to do quality primary research and enable them to enjoy life-changing cultural experiences along the way.

She would not be making this gift without inspiration from art history professor Richard Carrott, who deeply understood what travel could mean to any student in his orbit. His generosity made a profound impact on the Donor’s life, and she aspires to do the same for students of the future.

The Donor thanks her parents who invested wisely, didn’t spend much, and gave her the ability to make a lasting gift that will change lives just as Richard did for her 50 years ago.


General Purpose:
This Fund shall be used to provide graduate student support in the History of Art. It shall provide a minimum of $2,000 per year in travel support for one graduate student in the History of Art to visit the works of art in which he or she has chosen to specialize.

Criteria and Selection Process:
The Fund will be awarded at the direction of the Chair of the History of Art Department. Each winter, students pursuing a graduate degree in the History of Art will be asked to submit a 500-word essay stating why they believe they would benefit from receiving this award. Under the direction of the Chair of the History of Art Department, a committee of at least three art history faculty shall review
these essays and, based on the content of these essays and general knowledge of the applicants, select one annual recipient. As a means of accountability, each award recipient shall be asked to submit a synopsis of his or her travels to the Chair of the History of Art Department upon completion of travel.

In years when there are no sufficiently strong candidates, awards will be held until the following year.