Society of Winterthur Fellows Professional Development Fund
Since its inception in 1974, the Society of Winterthur Fellows has dedicated itself to supporting Winterthur's graduate programs and fellows. One of the ways we do this is through the Society of Winterthur Fellows Professional Development Fund. This fund, administered by the University of Delaware, provides current Fellows up to $500 for travel or other expenses related to activities that advance professional development. Students who receive these funds must prepare a one-page report after the completed activity that may be published by the Society of Winterthur Fellows.
Criteria for Review
Support is competitive and limited. Students may request funding for up to $500; no students will receive more than one award per academic year and none are guaranteed funding.
The awards committee, will generally give preference to:
Students in the second year (defined at the end of May) of their program or far advanced on their work.
Students who are actively participating in the project or program by conducting research, giving papers, or participating in treatments.
Students who try to acquire additional funding from internal University offices or external sources.
Students whose application demonstrates relevance to their stated professional goals.
Complete the application and email it to Laura Olds Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org. We prefer that you submit the form as a pdf or MSWord file in an email attachment.
Applications to this fund will be reviewed by the directors of both Winterthur/UD programs and the director(s) of the Center for Material Culture Studies at UD.
You may submit your application at any time, but before travel begins. Awards are typically disbursed through reimbursement, after submission of approved transaction receipts.
Allow at least three weeks for approval, as the committee must confer to review these proposals.
Grant recipients are required to submit a final report to the Grant Administrator comprising a 500-1,000 word narrative and at least three images within 60 days of completion of the project or educational program. Reports can be submitted via email to email@example.com. Reports may be published in part or in full by the Society of Winterthur Fellows, including posting on the Society's website or distributed through social media platforms.
The amounts and guidelines for the funds are subject to change. For more information about this program, please contact Laura Olds Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Header: Jessica Chasen, WUDPAC 2017, studies for a first-year chemistry exam.