"If the visual I’m looking at says, ‘You need to stitch or you need to paint or you need to unravel,’ then I have to do it."
Shweta Sengupta, MFA
Awards Fellowships & Grants
There are a number of awards, grants and fellowship opportunities available to SMFA at Tufts students. We encourage artist scholars to learn more about these opportunities by exploring below.
Yousuf Karsh Prize in Photography
The Karsh Prize is awarded annually to three talented students (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) of photography. Winners will work directly with SMFA Exhibitions to re-print and frame their work for the Year End Exhibition.
Submission Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2019
Eligibility: Full-time student
Submission Requirements: 5 original photographic images, itemized checklist, artist statement
The Dean's Research Awards (DRAs) support SMFA students working on extraordinary artistic projects whose costs exceed the norm. Students may apply to cover any costs related to producing new work, including research, materials, travel, and any other aspect of the related work. Awards may be used to fund any projects that are currently under way or have been completed during the present academic year. All current students can apply for any amount of funding up to $500.
One of the largest endowed art school grant programs in the country – currently totaling $80,000 to $100,000 annually – the Traveling Fellowship program awards alumni grants of $10,000 to graduates of any SMFA program.