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Barnett Fellowships

Barnett Fellowship

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 one year. A second year may be considered upon review of both student performance and funding capabilities. Barnett Fellows must take a minimum of 12 graduate credit hours each semester and are not permitted to hold paid, outside employment while on fellowship. The Barnett Fellowship is only available 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. To apply for the Barnett Fellowship, complete the Barnett Fellowship application below and return to Lauren Pace, along with a copy of your CV, by November 30th. Applications for the Barnett Fellowship cannot be considered before admission to the graduate program.

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. The fellowship will typically cover one semester per student depending on the timeline to dissertation defense and the availability of funds. The award can cover tuition, most fees, and/or provide a stipend for the award period.