Rose Travel Fellowship

The Rose Travel Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities for Creative Research in Asia provides funds for a graduate student to travel for creative work or research in Asia, and allows a student to work on a project related to individual research interests; not for tuition costs at another institution. It is an experiential learning opportunity for creative and intellectual development. Selected student may use this grant for any kind of travel expense, or to purchase needed equipment for creative work, or to provide general expenses during the travel period. May be supplemented with other research funding received for the same topic—it may also support investigative travel to solidify new thinking. On their return, fellows will be asked to make a final report of their activities and to present their work and thoughts in a public forum.

Fellowship Criteria:

•    Open to graduate students in the Arts and Humanities.
•    Student may be in any MA, MFA, or PhD program.
•    Fellowship focuses on experiential learning.
•    May be used for research materials or services related to the research.
•    Can be used for transportation to/from or in-country travel.
•    May not be used for tuition costs at another institution.

How to Apply

1. Submit a narrative statement (1200-1500 words) describing your (a) area of creative interest, or (b) dissertation topic, or (c) individual investigation proposal.
2. Submit a current CV with your name, department, graduate program, and contact information.
3. Send applications to with "Rose Travel Grant" in the subject heading.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2024 (award announced by May 1, 2024)

About the Donor

Thomas Rose is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Art, University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

Past Recipients