The Klesch Collection Scholarship

The Klesch Collection is proud to support academic excellence and is committed to promoting the training of the next generation of Art Historians through a scholarship for graduate studies in Baroque and Renaissance painting. These scholarships have supported the global studies of graduate students (MA, MPhil, or PhD level), with the aim of contributing to their academic and professional development. Scholarship recipients are chosen based on merit and quality of their application.

Any graduate student who has been accepted into a full-time Art History MA, MPhil or PhD course of study worldwide, beginning the next academic year. PhD students are welcome to apply for any year in their programme. Applications will be considered from students who will focus/are focusing their studies on European and British painting of the Renaissance and Baroque periods (c. 1400–1700).

  • A grant towards the yearly cost of the university fees.
  • A paid internship opportunity at the collection for a minimum of 1 month.

The Klesch Collection scholarship offers young academics the opportunity to immerse themselves into the daily running of the collection during a paid internship of a minimum of 1 month. Scholarship recipients will be invited to work with each of our departments, learning the inner workings of a collection through curation, research, logistics and content. The exact dates and details of the internship are to be agreed upon.

We are now accepting applications for the 2024–2025 Klesch Collection Scholarship.

Students wishing to apply to the Klesch Collection Scholarship will need to contact The Klesch Collection directly. The following documentation needs to be submitted via email to contact@thekleschcollection.com by 20th of June of the same year in which their course starts or programme continues:

  • Application form, available for download here.
  • Copy of the acceptance letter from the University that you will be attending.
  • Two letters of recommendation. These must be sent to us directly by the recommenders.

For more information about the application process, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. If your question is not answered there, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Following receipt of the complete application, if the student is shortlisted, they will be invited to attend an interview.

The Klesch Collection will notify the scholarship recipient and the university as soon as possible, and the university will send a payment request directly to The Klesch Collection. The grant will be paid directly to the academic institution before the start of the course, not to the scholarship recipient personally.

The scholarship recipient will submit a yearly report to the Klesch Collection within a month of the end of the academic year outlining their course of study, progress and future plans.

Painting by Georges de La Tour of a man shown half-length, eyes cast down with a book in his left hand and the right hand in front of his chest.

Georges de La Tour, Saint Andrew,  c. 1620

The Klesch Collection Scholarship

The Klesch Collection is proud to support academic excellence and is committed to promoting the training of the next generation of Art Historians through a scholarship for graduate studies in Baroque and Renaissance painting. These scholarships have supported the global studies of graduate students (MA, MPhil, or PhD level), with the aim of contributing to their academic and professional development. Scholarship recipients are chosen based on merit and quality of their application.

Any graduate student who has been accepted into a full-time Art History MA, MPhil or PhD course of study worldwide, beginning the next academic year. PhD students are welcome to apply for any year in their programme. Applications will be considered from students who will focus/are focusing their studies on European and British painting of the Renaissance and Baroque periods (c. 1400–1700).

  • A grant towards the yearly cost of the university fees.
  • A paid internship opportunity at the collection for a minimum of 1 month.

The Klesch Collection scholarship offers young academics the opportunity to immerse themselves into the daily running of the collection during a paid internship of a minimum of 1 month. Scholarship recipients will be invited to work with each of our departments, learning the inner workings of a collection through curation, research, logistics and content. The exact dates and details of the internship are to be agreed upon.

Applications for the 2023–2024 Klesch Collection Scholarship have now closed. Information for the next application cycle (2024–2025) will be available in January 2024.

Students wishing to apply to the Klesch Collection Scholarship will need to contact The Klesch Collection directly. The following documentation needs to be submitted via email to contact@thekleschcollection.com by 20th of June of the same year in which their course starts or programme continues:

  • Application form, available for download here.
  • Copy of the acceptance letter from the University that you will be attending.
  • Three letters of recommendation. These must be sent to us directly by the recommenders.

For more information about the application process, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. If your question is not answered there, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Following receipt of the complete application, if the student is shortlisted, they will be invited to attend an interview.

The Klesch Collection will notify the scholarship recipient and the university as soon as possible, and the university will send a payment request directly to The Klesch Collection. The grant will be paid directly to the academic institution before the start of the course, not to the scholarship recipient personally.

The scholarship recipient will submit a yearly report to the Klesch Collection within a month of the end of the academic year outlining their course of study, progress and future plans.

Painting by Georges de La Tour of a man shown half-length, eyes cast down with a book in his left hand and the right hand in front of his chest.

Georges de La Tour, Saint Andrew,  c. 1620