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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. 

JFTA Winner 2014

Kathryn Santner (University of Cambridge) is the winner of the 2014 John Fleming Travel Award for her work on the Convent of Santa Catalina de Sena, in Arequipa, Peru. Specifically the painting collection and the murals decorating the three major cloisters of the conventual complex. She will spend several months (April-June, 2014) at the convent working closely with the paintings and the conventual archive (as well as other archives in the city). The award will allow Kathryn to travel to and stay in Arequipa for the duration of her research, fieldwork so that she can complete her dissertation.


John Fleming Travel Award 2016

Deadline: 1st December 2015, 5pm

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:

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 awards@aah.org.uk. 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 2015. 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.


Previous Winners

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.

JFTA 2014 winner, Kathryn Santner at V&A award ceremony JFTA 2014 winner, Kathryn Santner at V&A award ceremony Amanda Dosteth, rural monastic church of San Quirce in Spain. Amanda Dosteth, rural monastic church of San Quirce in Spain.