Currently accepting applicants for Fall 2024.


This museum-based fellowship is a new initiative from IMLS to support 18 students pursuing advanced studies related to American Latino life, art, history, and culture. The project provides professional coaching, mentoring, and financial support for students advancing careers in Latino museums and cultural preservation studies, and laying a foundation for academic success in graduate school.


This 3-year project has a potential direct benefit on 18 students seeking a graduate academic certificate and preparing for careers in museum studies. The multi-disciplinary training approach allows student fellows to develop teamwork skills through real-life museum projects, and apply their archival, art education, library science, language, and cultural competency training received from classes.

The GAC in Cultural Heritage Stewardship (2024) requires the following four courses: ARTE 5940 - Seminar in Art Museum (3 hours), INFO 5297 - Preservation of Special Format Materials (3 hours), INFO 5960 - Seminar in Cultural Heritage Stewardship (3 hours), and INFO 5092 - Museum Archive Professional Internship (6 hours).

The GAC on Art Museum Education consists of the following four courses: ARTE 5940 - Seminar in Art Museum (3 hours), ARTE 5942 - Seminar in Art Museum Education I (3 hours), ARTE 5945 - Seminar in Art Museum Education II (3 hours), and ART 5450 - Professional Internship (6 hours).

The total direct benefit for each student fellow includes tuition and fees (15 hours), internship stipends, and travel support, around $14,000.

About UNT COI and CVAD

The University of North Texas (UNT) is a four-year public Doctoral University with a Carnegie Classification of Highest Research Activity (R1). UNT is a federal-designated Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI).

The UNT College of Information (COI) is a member of the iSchools organization and consists of three departments: the Department of Information Science, the Department of Linguistics, and the Department of Learning Technologies. The Department of Information Science (DIS) master’s degree programs in Information Science and Library Science are accredited by the American Library Association and ranked 20th nationwide by U.S. News & World Report.

UNT’s College of Visual Arts and Design (CVAD) is one of the nation’s most comprehensive visual arts schools at a public university, offering 29 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and concentrations in areas ranging from art history to communication design to new media art. Its Department of Art Education focuses on art museum education, art teacher preparation and placement, and arts leadership. Considered one of the best art schools in the South and Southwest, the College of Visual Arts and Design offers the first and only Ph.D. program in art education in Texas and the top-ranked program in Communication Design for Graphic Design.


Project website: 

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Yunfei Du, PI and Project Manager (940.369.8093;, Professor and Associate Dean of Academics, College of Information.

Dr. Ana Roeschley, CO-PI, Assistant Professor, College of Information (

Dr. Laura Evans, CO-PI, Distinguished Teaching Professor and Director of the Art Museum Education Certificate (

Mr. Peter B. Hyland, CO-PI, Director of the Onstead Institute for Education in the Visual Arts and Design (

Dr. Manisha Sharma, CO-PI, Professor and Chair of Art Education at the University of North Texas (


UNT faculty members are partnering with the Mexican American Civil Rights Institute (MACRI) in San Antonio, TX. MARCI will be the main internship site for the project.

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This project is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services — project number ALIF-255023-OMS-23.

Application form in Word Format here.