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The IAS deepens MFA and PHD students’ research and engagement with the arts through a variety of programs and professional opportunities.

Research Fellowships

From year-long research positions to shorter fellowships, the IAS provides select MFA and PhD students at UC Santa Cruz experience in curation, arts education, and arts administration. Calls for applications for year-long fellowships are featured on our website and circulated to departments during the spring quarter for the academic year. Shorter fellowships are offered on a select basis. See here for past opportunities.

2022-23 Research Fellows: Aaron Samuel Mulanga, PhD Candidate, Visual Studies; Lani Hanna, PhD CAndidate, Feminist Studies; Orlando Alexander, PhD Student, Music

Curatorial Fellowships

Select graduate student curatorial fellows collaborate with IAS curators and/ or faculty advisors to develop exhibitions based on their areas of expertise. Past examples include Barring Freedom and Solitary Garden, co-curated by Dr. Alexandra Moore (Visual Studies PhD, 2022), and Strange Weather, curated by Prof. Jennifer González and Rachel Nelson with curatorial assistant Madison Treece (Visual Studies, PhD Candidate).

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Make a Difference

Your support is critical. At the Institute of the Arts and Sciences, we believe the arts are essential in society and education, vital in the cultivation of engaged communities and critical thinkers. Your gift, no matter the amount, helps keep the arts flourishing at UC Santa Cruz.