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Travel Award

The John Fleming Travel Award is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students studying art, art history or architecture. The aim of the award is to encourage a better understanding and exploration of the arts from around the world. The Award is to enable students to travel as a means of assisting or furthering their research.

Winner of the John Fleming Travel Award 2014

We are delighted to announce that Kathryn Santner is the winner of the 2014 John Fleming Travel Award for her work on the Convent of Santa Catalina de Sena, in Arequipa, Peru. Kathryn will be presented with this award at the AAH Annual Conference in London next week.

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 World History of Art .

Next application deadine: 1st December 2014 (for 2015 award)


Martin Nixon from the University of York won the 2011 John Fleming Award, in order to support his research into 18th Century Baroque towns of the Val di Noto area of south-eastern Sicily. His report is now online.

Amanda Dotseth
won the 2010 John Fleming Travel Award. Amanda is a student at the Courtauld Institute of Art. The Award will help Amanda further her academic research by providing financial support that will enable her to visit the rural monastic church of San Quirce in Spain. Her report can be read at http://www.aah.org.uk/students/funding-awards/john-fleming-award-2010-report.


John Fleming Travel Award 2015

Deadline for Applications: 1st December 2014

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 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. 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 World History of Art.

This award is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in UK universities and who will still be enrolled at the time of travel.

Your application submission must comprise the following:

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 admin@aah.org.uk. It is preferable to send the complete application (including references) at the same time, though we do allow references to be sent independently of the application form should this be necessary.

JFTA 2015 Application deadline: 1st December 2014 Forms and references must be received in the office by this date. Applicants whose forms or references arrive after this date will not be eligible for an award under any circumstances. 


Previous Winners' Reports

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.