Stella Blum Student Research Grant

This $2,000 grant is awarded to a current undergraduate or graduate student to provide financial assistance with research in the field of North American costume.  Applicants must be members of the Costume Society of America (annual student membership dues are $45).  The recipient will present research results at a national symposium.  A travel allowance of up to $500 will be paid upon completion of travel and submission of an expense report.  Recipient will submit a short report or a more comprehensive article for publication in Dress, the journal of the Costume Society of America.

The Grant is named for Stella Blum, a costume curator, educator, writer, scholar and founding member and Fellow of the Costume Society of America. Affiliated with The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute since 1940, she became curator in 1975. This grant was established after her death in 1985 and was first awarded in 1987.

Completed applications must be postmarked by May 1.

Visit the Costume Society of America for complete details, including eligibility requirements, submission guidelines, and an application package.

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