Barnett Fellowships

Barnett Fellowship

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This fellowship is only for students applying to the MA in Arts Policy and Administration or to the PhD program with a specialization in Cultural Policy and Arts Management. 

On May 7, 1993, two endowed funds were established by Lawrence R. Barnett and Isabel Bigley Barnett to support the Arts Policy and Administration Program. The Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Fellowship Fund provides:

  • Full waiver of instructional, general, and learning technology fees.
  • Monthly stipend for 9 months with a summer option.

The following fees are not covered by the fellowship and will be deducted from the monthly stipend:

  • Student Activity Fee
  • Student Union Fee
  • COTA Bus Fee
  • Recreation Fee
  • Student Health Insurance (if applicable)

Health insurance is partially subsidized by the Graduate School. Students are responsible for the portion that is not subsidized. See the Registrar's Fee Tables for a complete listing of graduate fee tables.

The Barnett Fellowship is for two years, contingent upon satisfactory performance after the first year. Barnett Fellows must take a minimum of 12 graduate credit hours each semester.

The Barnett Dissertation Fellowship

The purpose of the Barnett Dissertation Fellowship is to assist advanced doctoral students specializing in Cultural Policy & Arts Management to finish their dissertation and launch their professional careers. Fellowship support will be available each academic year to be awarded to one or more students.

File PDF iconMeet our 2017-2018 Barnett Fellows

2017-2018 Barnett Fellows

Kris Roberts 2017-2018Kris Roberts

Kris is a second-year Arts Policy and Administration MA student. He likes to say that his career began at the age of seven by joining 4-H, an organization that encouraged him to think and act not only for himself but also for his club, community, country, and world. He received a BFA in Art History from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas and most recently Got Things Done for America as an AmeriCorps VISTA. Kris looks forward to exercising his knowledge of public service, penchant for art and art history, and experience in leadership as a graduate student at Ohio State. His research interests include demographic-related variations in arts patronage, volunteerism and the arts, and social practice.Biyun Zhu 2017-2018

Biyun Zhu

Biyun is a second-year PhD candidate in the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy with a specialization in Cultural Policy and Arts Management.


Zoe Zwegat


Zoë Zwegat

Zoë Zwegat is a first year student in the Arts Policy and Administration MA program. Zoë is originally from Northeast Ohio and enjoyed visiting the Cleveland Museum of Art as a child. It was visits to museums across the country and her family’s interest in the arts that influenced Zoë’s own passion for visual culture. She graduated from The College of Wooster with a BA in anthropology and a minor in art history. Before coming to Ohio State, Zoë worked as the Assistant Director of Annual Giving at The College of Wooster for three years. Zoë’s current research interests include museum accessibility, audience relations, and community engagement through the arts.




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