2024 Study Grant Opportunity: Michigan Modern


Kimberly Phillips


Docomomo US


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The Docomomo US Study Grant program provides financial support for qualified individuals whose work or educational focus demonstrates a continued interest and commitment in the area or subject of exploration for which the particular study grants are being offered. The Study Grant program has been made possible with the generous support of an anonymous Docomomo US supporter.

Applicants interested in applying for the 2024 Study Grant program must demonstrate interest and commitment related to subjects of exploration during the Michigan Modern Weekend travel tour taking place June 22-23, 2024. Questions about the program can be sent to info@docomomo-us.org.


Docomomo US Study Grants 


Docomomo US Study Grants provide financial support for qualified individuals whose work or educational focus demonstrates a continued interest and commitment in the area or topic of exploration corresponding with the subject and destination of the study grant.


The study grant provides one (1) individual with airfare and hotel accommodations for two nights and covers the cost of the Program Rate for the Michigan Modern tour package. Documentation for expenses must be provided for reimbursement; expenses without documentation are not covered by the study grant and will not be reimbursed. The study grant does not cover ground transportation to and from the airport or drinks and meals beyond those specifically included in the tour package.


Study grants are open to current full-time graduate and doctoral students enrolled in established institutions of higher learning, emerging professionals, as well as artists or advocates actively engaged in issues concerning the subject and destination of the study grant.

Applicants are asked to demonstrate their committed interest in the subject and how the study grant meaningfully advances their goals, scholarship, or work. Grants are provided on a need basis, and applicants are required to submit a statement as to why they could not financially support this travel on their own. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, with a valid US passport.

Reporting Requirements

Study grant recipients are asked to discuss their interest, connection, and knowledge of the subject during the tour. The discussion (15-20 minutes) is meant to be informal and informative rather than academic. Illustrative materials should be limited; PowerPoint or slides are not expected.


Within two weeks of the tour’s conclusion, study grant recipients are required to submit an article (500-2000 words) about the significance of the study tour with accompanying photographs. The article will be published in the Docomomo US newsletter.

Application Details

To apply, applicants must provide: 

  • A statement (in English, 300 words) that explains how this fellowship meaningfully advances your goals, scholarship, or work 
  • A curriculum vitae (5 pages max) 
  • One letter of recommendation 
  • Proof of educational enrollment (where applicable) 
  • Statement of financial need 



Applications for the 2024 Michigan Modern study grant close on April 1, 2024, at 11:59pm EST. Submissions should be sent to info@docomomo-us.org, with the subject line “STUDY GRANT.” The study grant recipient will be notified in late April 2024.