Through the Dewey Lee Curtis Scholarship Fund, graduate students majoring in a field related to American decorative arts are able to attend Trust symposiums throughout the country. The Fund supports a minimum of two scholars for each symposium.
In memory of Dewey Lee Curtis, founder of the Decorative Arts Trust, this scholarship covers full registration for our upcoming symposium, hotel lodging and a travel stipend.
Deadline for applications is five weeks prior to the beginning of the Symposium.
Through this Fund and the donations of members, the Trust also provides one continuing studies scholarship each year awarded to a person actively working in the field of American decorative arts. It alternates between the Winterthur Winter or Fall Institute, the Historic Deerfield Summer Fellowship Program, the Summer Institute of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts and The Attingham Summer School. These scholarships are awarded through their Institute offices.
The Dewey Lee Curtis Scholarship Fund awards three research grants of $500 each to graduate students in the field working on a Master's thesis or PhD dissertation. Interested students should complete an application online or download, complete and and email completed application. Summer Research Grant applications are due by April 30.
Scholar reports from grant recipients are available in the Archives & Reference section of our website.