This fellowship supports a graduate student for the travel and study of art by Italian artists, excluding conference travel. Candidates must be pursuing research in connection with an M.A. or Ph.D. thesis that requires work in Italy. The level of support will be determined by the committee on the basis of a detailed budget submitted by the student with the proposal outlining the program of research and travel. Note that the Personnel, Merit and Budget will consider applications to the Margaret Davison Shorger Fellowship submitted for the fall deadline of October 15 as well as applications submitted for the spring deadline of February 1.