Art & Archaeology UAF

Fellowship Description

Through the website and public programming, Art Hx—inspired by Hx, the clinical abbreviation used to represent “history”—brings artists, writers, health professionals, and scholars into dynamic conversations around artworks and archival objects, seeking to expose and dismantle racist and violent structures that shape our present.

    The Art Hx Grant Writing UAF position will give a graduate student the opportunity to learn about and refine academic grant writing skills by helping the project team identify and apply to small and large single year and multi year grants ($5k-$100k+). The previous Art Hx Grant Writing University Administrative Fellow identified and drafted several Princeton and external grants last year, including the NEH Digital Projects for the Public Grant (pending). This required extensive communication with Art Hx team members and Princeton grant managers, as well as external contacts. Engaging with the project lead and project manager in particular, the UAF was instrumental in raising over $100,000 for Art Hx between winter and summer 2022.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    These could include the following (other duties may be assigned):

    • Draft and edit funding applications to external and internal funding bodies 
    • Engage with the Project Manager and Project Lead to refine and submit applications
    • Identify opportunities that adhere to/support the project’s mission, set timelines for proposal drafts/submissions, and oversee completion schedule
    • Attend all Art Hx events and meetings to stay informed about the project’s activities to clearly and compellingly communicate the scope and impact in proposals
    • Keep track of the project’s annual and semester income in consultation with the A&A Department Manager
    • Seek cosponsorships from around the university when appropriate and create/track co-sponsorship credit lines for event promotional materials and the project website
    • Coordinate with funders/cosponsors, send notes of thanks after funding has been received, and write, edit, and submit required reports as needed
    • Coordinate with the Social Media Manager, Designer, Project Manager, and Project Lead as necessary (e.g. to share news about successful grant applications to the Art Hx audience/community).

    UAF Mentor

    Anna Arabindan-Kesson
    Assistant Professor and Director, Art Hx

    Professor Anna Arabindan-Kesson is an assistant professor of African American and Black Diasporic art with a joint appointment in the Department of Art and Archaeology. Born in Sri Lanka, she completed undergraduate degrees in New Zealand and Australia, and worked as a Registered Nurse in the UK before completing her PhD in African American Studies and Art History at Yale University. Professor Arabindan-Kesson's research and teaching focus on Black Diaspora Art, with an emphasis on histories of race, empire, and medicine in the long 19th century. She also has interests in British, South Asian and Australian art.

    Current & Former UAF Fellows & Mentors

    Avery Agles, GS, CBE
    University Administrative Fellow
    Jonathan Aguirre, GS, SPO
    Vice President, User Experience Research Lead, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
    Participant, American Higher Ed & Ethics of AI Learning Cohorts & Professional Development Working Group Member
    Clio Hall Award Recipient
    Kimberly Akano, GS, REL
    University Administrative Fellow
    Mai Alkhamissi, GS, ANT
    Community College Teaching Fellow
    University Administrative Fellow
    Genevieve Allotey-Pappoe, GS, MUS
    University Administrative Fellow
    Social Impact Fellow
    Ellen Ambrosone
    South Asian Studies Librarian
    Anna Arabindan-Kesson
    Assistant Professor and Director, Art Hx