VSGC Funding

USC Visual Studies

Summer Research Grant 

The Visual Studies Graduate Certificate Program (VSGC) offers a limited number of summer research grants to USC graduate students on a competitive basis. Preference is given to applicants currently enrolled in the certificate program and to clearly defined projects that engage visual culture through multiple disciplinary lenses. Pre-dissertation research is eligible for support, particularly if students demonstrate how it will enhance their applications for external fellowships in the future.

To apply:

Send a 2-page project proposal, budget (not to exceed $2,000) detailing research itinerary and expenses, a CV, and a letter of support from your primary advisor. Please also list other possible funding sources for which you have applied this summer and whether you have received VSGC funding in the past. Applications are due on March 13, 2015. Please email all materials (in one PDF if possible) to VSRI@USC.EDU.

The Anne Friedberg Memorial Grant will go to an outstanding applicant whose project is especially interdisciplinary and will include a stipend of $2,500: the winner will give a lecture in spring 2016.

For more information on visual studies courses, grants, and public programs at USC, please visit https://dornsife.usc.edu/visual-studies/ and http://dornsife.usc.edu/vsri/

 

Past Anne Friedberg Memorial Grant Recipients:

2014-2015
Amber Bowyer, Critical Studies

2013-2014
Nadya Bair, Art History

2012-2013
Mark Braude, History
Lecture: “Inventing Monte Carlo" (March 2013)

2011-2012
Matthew Amato, History
Lecture: "Slavery in the Age of Photography" (April 2012)

2010-2011
Brian R. Jacobson, Critical Studies
Lecture: "'Black Maria' and its Afterlives: Visual Technology and Visual Culture" (April 2011)

Upcoming Events

Method, Madness, and Montage: From Aby Warburg to A Beautiful Mind

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W.J.T. Mitchell,
Professor of English and Art History, University of Chicago
August 29
DML 241
4pm
 

 

 

 


 

Look Out!
Visual Culture and the Future of the Humanities

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August 29-30
University of Southern California
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Petrified Vision, Animate Wood: On the Photography of African Sculpture
 
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Megan Luke
Assistant Professor of Art History, USC
Tuesday, September 9
7-9PM
 

 


 

VSRI Back to School Graduate Student Lunch
 
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September 10
12:30-2:00pm
University Club
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Celebrating New Publications from the VSRI
 
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Tuesday, September 16
12:30-2:00PM
SOS 250
 

 


 

Depicting Spanish American Nature
 
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Thursday, September 18
12-2PM
SOS 250
 

 


 

VSRI Postdoc Welcome Reception
 
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Wednesday, October 1
4:00-5:30PM
Doheny Memorial Library 240
 

 


 

The Eternal Child: On Expecatations in the History of Photography
 
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Jan von Brevern 
Postdoctoral Researcher, Art History Department
Freie Universität Berlin
Tuesday, October 7 
7-9pm
 

 


 

VSGC Grant Writing Workshop
 
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Saturday, October 11
9:00AM-5:00PM
SOS 250
 

 


 

Building Cinematic Worlds: Production Design in 20th-Century American Film
 
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Monday, October 20
4-6PM
Doheney Memorial Library, Herklotz Room
 

 


 

Of(f) Museums: The Presentation of Anthropological Photographs in the Open Air
 
 
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Beatrice von Bismarck, Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, Cultures of the Curatorial Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig
Friday, November 14
12-2PM
SOS 250
 

 


 

The Gay Essay
 
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Tuesday, November 18
Discussion from 7-8pm followed by a reception from 8-9pm
Brown Auditorium, LACMA
 
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