Funding: ARLIS/NA Student Advancement Awards Open for Applications
Deadline: Applications due for both awards by December 9, 2019
The ARLIS/NA Student Advancement Awards subcommittee is accepting applications for the Gerd Muehsam Award and the Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award for 2019-20! The deadline for both awards is December 9th, 2019, but we hope that eligible students will submit their internship applications and student papers related to arts librarianship or visual resources as soon as possible.
Current students and recent graduates of programs in library/information science, art history, architectural history, architecture, studio art, or museum studies are encouraged to apply. Applicants may apply for both awards.
Please see below or visit the individual award websites for more information.
Gerd Muehsam Award
Annual recognition for an outstanding graduate student paper or project relevant to art librarianship.
The Gerd Muehsam Award is given annually to recognize excellence in a graduate student paper or project on a topic relevant to art librarianship. This award was established to honor the memory of Gerd Muehsam (1913-1979), distinguished scholar, teacher, and art bibliographer, whose support of and dedication to ARLIS/NA was an inspiration to her colleagues and students.
- $500.00 prize.
- Conference registration and up to $300.00 travel reimbursement to attend the ARLIS/NA 48th Annual Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, April 20-24, 2020. This amount may be used to reimburse travel expenses, but will not apply to meals, tours, or other costs.
- An opportunity to present the winning paper at the conference as part of the New Voices Panel.
- A one-year membership to ARLIS/NA.
The paper or project must have been created or written during the preceding 18 months by a student enrolled in an accredited graduate library program or in a graduate program in art history or a related discipline. The paper or project must be in conjunction with a course assignment. One submission is allowed per person.
Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award
Provides support for students preparing for art or architecture librarianship or visual resources curatorship.
The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) accepts applications for its annual Internship Award each fall. This award provides financial support for students preparing for a career in art or architecture librarianship or visual resources curatorship via a grant of $3,000.00 to support a 150-hour internship in an art or architecture related setting such as a library, archive, or visual resources collection.
Who May Apply
This internship aims to represent the multifaceted nature of our field by providing internship opportunities to students currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library science, art history, architectural history, architecture, studio art, or museum studies.
One Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship is awarded per year. Once an award recipient has been selected, he or she will select an institution to act as host for the internship. This institution must be approved by the ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award Subcommittee. ARLIS/NA is not responsible for matching candidates with a host institution, but will gladly assist with the process. (See Host Institutions.) The award cannot be used for an internship that is already in progress.
This Internship Award will be granted during 2020. The intern is required to work on site at their chosen host institution for a minimum of 150 hours. In all cases the internship must be completed within twelve months of the recipient being notified of the award.
The intern will write a brief report of the internship experience at the conclusion of the internship.
The Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award will provide a stipend of $3,000.00 to the intern. Half of the award will be granted prior to the internship, with the remainder granted upon completion of the internship and receipt of a letter to the Chair of the Internship Award Subcommittee signed by the Internship supervisor and intern stating the 150 hours have been completed. The award recipient will also receive a one-year membership in ARLIS/NA at the student level. Interns may have the option of receiving academic credit for the internship as part of graduate study, but will be responsible for making those arrangements.
Application materials for both awards should be submitted in PDF format to Courtenay McLeland – firstname.lastname@example.org