GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
The Decorative Arts Trusts supports a robust system of grants, scholarships, lectures, and internships.
Prize for Excellence and Innovation
The Decorative Arts Trust awards the Prize for Excellence and Innovation annually to a scholarly endeavor undertaken by a non-profit organization, such as museum exhibitions, print and digital publications, and online databases. Projects for consideration must advance the public’s appreciation of decorative arts, fine arts, architecture, or landscape design.
Emerging Scholars Program
The objective of the Emerging Scholars Program is to encourage the next generation of museum curators and decorative arts historians. These initiatives are supported entirely from directed gifts made by Trust members.
The Emerging Scholars Program includes:
- Continuing Education Scholarships
- Research Grants
- Curatorial Internship Grants
- Emerging Scholar Lectures
- Exhibition & Publication Grants
- IDEAL Internship Grants
Learn more about the origins of the Emerging Scholars Program and read about the Providing a Future for Students of the Past campaign for the Program.
This map illustrates the location of a portion of the hundreds of historic sites, museums, and universities that have partnered with the Trust through our Emerging Scholars Program.