Dr Walter Liedtke Scholarship

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Dr Walter Liedtke Scholarship

Dr Walter Liedtke Scholarship

This scholarship will support either American scholars or scholars taking an MA or PhD in the area of seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish painting. The scholarship will offer funding toward tuition fees and or living costs for eligible postgraduate students.

The Courtauld Institute of Art is pleased to announce the Dr Walter Liedtke Scholarship, which is made possible thanks to generous donations from Courtauld alumni and friends in honour of Dr Walter Liedtke, who was tragically killed in an accident in New York in 2015. 

Dr Liedtke was Curator of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where he was a specialist in 17th-century Dutch and Flemish Painting. At The Met, he curated exhibitions and published catalogues on artists such as Vermeer, Rembrandt, and El Greco. He received his PhD from The Courtauld in 1974 and ever since continued to give his time generously to the institution, both as a valued member of our alumni community and Vice President of the American Foundation for The Courtauld Institute of Art (AFCIA). The Courtauld and AFCIA wish to honour his memory by raising funds in his name to fund this scholarship for the benefit of Courtauld students.

How to Apply

The Dr Walter Liedtke Scholarship is allocated as part of our standard Courtauld Scholarship application process. Completing a standard Courtauld Scholarship application is sufficient to be considered.


  • Applicants must have been accepted to an MA or PhD programme at The Courtauld and be a citizen of the US, or focusing their studies in the area of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish painting.
  • Scholarships will be awarded competitively on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

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