The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation offers grants to advanced graduate students working on MA or Ph.D. dissertations in support of projects and research initiatives that will advance the field of colonial art of Spanish America. These grants are meant to help defray the costs of research-related expenses, (e.g., travel to collections or resources such as libraries and archives, accommodation, photography/digital images, access and research fees, permissions). Travel funds may only be used for the expenses of the grant recipient (not family, companions, etc.).
Projects will be considered from all of Spanish Colonial Latin America and the Caribbean, however the Foundation will give strong preference to projects that make specific contributions
to the history of painting and sculpture in colonial South America. Further, all applications that do not directly focus on South America must demonstrate how the project relates to the art history of South America. Projects that focus exclusively on maps or manuscripts are not eligible to apply.
Awards of up to $15,000 are available for research projects ranging in duration from 1 week to 3 months.