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Apply now for a 2023 John and June Allcott Travel Fellowship

February 16, 2023 @ 9:30 am - April 10, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

2023 Allcott Travel Fellowship Application Announcement

The John and June Allcott Undergraduate Travel Fellowship enables two students–one in art history and one in studio art–to travel in pursuit of an independent, career-related project within the United States or Abroad during the summer.



Currently enrolled UNC-Chapel Hill Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors* are eligible to apply, but preference may be given to majors in the Department of Art and Art History and to juniors. All applicants must have taken courses in the Department of Art and Art History. Students are encouraged to work with a faculty advisor in the Department in preparing their application.

*Seniors are eligible if they are returning for the fall 2023 semester.

Amount of the Awards:

Two fellowships of $4000 each are awarded.

Terms of Award:

Applicants must be available for interviews at UNC-Chapel Hill on Monday, April 20th, 2023.

Fellows will be expected to:

  1. Be enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill for the fall 2023 semester.
  2. Use the award during the summer of 2023 as described in their project proposal.
  3. Present a written and oral report in the spring semester (2024) after their return.

Basis for Selection:

The Department of Art and Art History coordinates a Selection Committee that will select finalists for interviews. The best candidates are those who indicate their interest in an independent study project that is tied to their personal and career aspirations. Motivation for travel-study as a learning experience and excitement about the project are also significant factors. Strong consideration will be given to candidates whose university records demonstrate academic rigor. Projects should be well-considered and researched for feasibility and cost factors. The Selection Committee will also take into consideration a student’s financial needs to pursue the project.

Application Process:

Application forms are available in the Undergraduate Policies, Procedures, and Resources section of the Department of Art and Art History website.


Completed applications must be submitted to the Department of Art and Art History Office, Hanes Art Center 101, by 4:00 PM, Monday, April 10th, 2023.

Depending on the number of applications, semi-finalists will be announced and contacted to schedule an interview with the Selection Committee. Interviews will take place on Monday, April 17th, 2023.


February 16, 2023 @ 9:30 am
April 10, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
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