The Onstead Institute Dissertation Award recognizes doctoral candidates in art education whose scholarship exhibits excellence within the field. An award amount of $5,000 will be distributed to the recipient during the spring semester of the 2023/24 academic year.
Applications are due Oct. 6, 2023, by 5 p.m.
- Current registration as a doctoral student in art education within CVAD at UNT.
- Completion of all coursework for the Ph.D., except for doctoral dissertation hours that the faculty have approved.
- Advancement to candidacy, including approval of the dissertation proposal.
- A reasonable expectation of completion of all remaining requirements for the Ph.D. degree within 18 months of award notification.
Applicants must submit the following materials in the order outlined below:
- Cover page including name, contact information, and anticipated graduation date.
- An abstract of the dissertation project — 500-word maximum
- Impact statement that describes the significance of the dissertation for the field of art education
- Sample of writing that is related to the dissertation, including a chapter, relevant article, or proposal, or a sample piece of creative scholarship connected to the dissertation
- A projected timeline that outlines a feasible pathway for completion of the dissertation within an 18-month period
- One signed letter of support from the dissertation advisor
- Curriculum vitae — five pages maximum
Please submit the materials as a single PDF file to cvad.Onstead@unt.edu and include your last name in the file name.
A committee comprising CVAD faculty will review the applications and select a recipient. Applications will be evaluated on the originality of the presented ideas, the strength of the submitted writing/creative work, potential impact on the field, and the project's feasibility within the given period.
Inaugural Award: Cindy T. Davis, Spring 2023