John Fleming Travel Award
Open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students studying art, art history or architecture. JFTA enables students to travel as a means of assisting or furthering their research. The award aims to encourage a better understanding and exploration of the arts from around the world.
John Fleming Travel Award 2016
Deadline: 1st December 2016, 5pm
Winner of JFTA 2015
The winner of the 2015 John Fleming Award is Hannah Gormley. She plans to undertake a tour of Northern Europe to examine medieval and early renaissance anatomical sculptures on transi and cadaver tombs. Her interest in this area was prompted by her research into English tomb monuments for which she compiled a visual database of obscure cadaver tombs. A major part of her research will be to document the tombs in high resolution multi-perspectival photos which she plans to compile in a free and accessible blog.
The prize is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students studying art, art history, visual culture or architecture. The aim of the award is to encourage a better understanding and exploration of the arts from around the world by enabling students to travel as a means of assisting or furthering their research. Students wishing to apply for this award must be currently enrolled in UK universities, and must still be enrolled at the time of travel.
The John Fleming Travel Award is sponsored by Laurence King Publishing who offer this award of £2000 annually in memory of the art historian John Fleming, co-author with Hugh Honour, of the book, A Word History of Art.
Your application submission must comprise the following:
- completed application form
- a 500 word essay describing how the award will be used in travelling to sites of specific art historical and research interest (do not exceed 500 words)
- a financial breakdown of how the funds will be used (include all income and expenditure on the project). Please be as detailed as possible, even if many of the costs will necessarily be estimates.
- a copy of your CV
- letters of recommendation from two academic referees.
Preference will be given to applicants wishing to travel outside the UK.
The JFTA is a competitive scheme awarded on merit. There is one award of £2,000, which will be awarded to a single individual. The successful candidate will be asked to write a report on completion of his/her travels.
Completed applications can be sent by post to the AAH Office or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is preferable that you send the complete application and references at the same time, though we do allow references to be sent independently of the application form should this be necessary.
Applications must be submitted by 5pm on 1st December 2016. Applicants whose forms or references arrive after this date will not be eligible for an award under any circumstances.
By submitting this application you agree to the conditions of this award. The AAH reserves the right to periodically revise the conditions of the award and to publish the names of the recipients.
2015: Andrew Horn (University of Edinburgh) for his work on the Jesuit artist, architect and scenographer Andrea Pozzo (1642-1709). Andrew spent four weeks in northern Italy studying Pozzo's works and viewing relevant materials in Italian archives.
2014: Kathryn Santner (University of Cambridge) for travel to the Convent of Santa Catalina de Sena in Arequipa, Peru.
2013: Carlo Avilio (University of Warwick) for travel to Italy to work on Jusepe de Ribera.
2012: Josefine Baark (University of Cambridge) for travel to India to work on the cultural history of Danish trade and material culture in the 17th and 18th centuries.
2011: Martin Nixon (University of York) for travel to south-eastern Sicily to work on 18th Century Baroque towns.
2010: Amanda Dosteth (Courtauld Institute), for her travel to the rural monastic church of San Quirce in Spain.
2009: Olivia Meehan (University of Cambridge) for her travel to Kyoto, Japan.