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Princeton Arts Fellowship

Application

Who is eligible?

Artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching. Applicants should be early career poets, novelists, choreographers, playwrights, designers, performers, directors, filmmakers, composers, and performance artists–this list is not meant to be exhaustive–who would find it beneficial to spend two years teaching and working in an artistically vibrant university community. Non-US citizens are welcome to apply. Holders of the Ph.D. degree from Princeton University are not eligible.  This fellowship cannot be used to fund work leading to a Ph.D. or any other advanced degree.

What is the next application deadline?

The deadline to submit an application for the 2017-19 Princeton Arts Fellowship is September 19, 2016.

What are the steps in submitting a Princeton Arts Fellowship application?
This is a two part application. First, submit an application to Princeton University Human Resources by visiting jobs.princeton.edu (this link should take you directly to the posting, but if searching you can browse by job title, “Princeton Arts Fellow” or by Requisition Number #1600445). You only need to fill out a brief form on the HR jobs site.

Then, submit all supporting materials to the online application on the Lewis Center websiteWhen you complete this step, you will have the option to save your progress and return to it at a later time. After you submit this form, you will have the opportunity to modify the supporting documents up until the deadline.

Be sure to apply on the HR jobs site and to submit your supporting materials before the deadline: Monday, September 19, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

What supporting documentation needs to be submitted in addition to the online application?
Include a:

  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Personal Statement of 500-750 words
  • Sample of work (see details below)
  • Contact information for three references

What should I include in my personal statement?
Please explain your goals during the two-year fellowship.  How would the fellowship benefit your work?  What would you plan to do during that time?  How does this project fit into your career?  How would you engage with undergraduates during the fellowship?  What do you propose to teach or what projects might you pursue with students? (750 word limit)

What kind of sample work do I submit?
If you are a writer, include: 3,000-word writing sample of recent work (for poetry – 20 to 30 pages of work)
If you are a performance artist, include: Examples of ten minutes (total) of performance through link(s) to sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Flicker, etc.
If you are a visual artist, include: up to 20 still images and/or link(s) to a site housing images or video.
If you are a musician, include: 1-2 scores and/or Examples of ten minutes (total) of performance through link(s) to sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Flicker, etc.

How do I determine which program (Creative Writing, Music, Theater, Visual Arts, or Dance) should review my application?
Consider which program would be a good fit for your work. Also, consider in which program you would like to teach. We understand that many artists’ work is inter or multi-disciplinary; nonetheless, you can only choose one program to review your application.

Is there a limit to how many times an applicant may apply for the Princeton Arts Fellowship?
Applicants can apply for the Princeton Arts Fellowship twice in a lifetime.

Can I apply to both the Hodder Fellowship and the Arts Fellowship at the same time?
Yes.

What’s the difference between the Hodder and the Princeton Arts Fellows?
The Hodder is a one-year fellowship of financial support. The PAF is a two-year fellowship that includes teaching one course or leading a project each semester. Read the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) interview with LCA Chair Michael Cadden to learn about more these differences.

Fellowship

What is the length of the Fellowship?
Two consecutive 10-month academic years.

How much is the fellow awarded?
$80,000 a year.

Is a Princeton Arts Fellow expected to teach?
Yes. The normal work assignment is to teach one course each semester or take on an artistic assignment in lieu of a class, such as directing a play or creating a dance with students. Although the teaching load is light, our expectation is that Fellows will be full and active members of our community, committed to frequent and engaged interactions with students during the academic year.

Do I need to reside on the Princeton University campus if awarded the Fellowship?
While Fellows need not reside in Princeton, they will be required to spend a significant part of the week on campus.

Can the Fellowship be used to fund work leading to a Ph.D. or any other advanced degree?
No.

Can Princeton Arts Fellows work at other institutions while holding this appointment at Princeton?
Princeton Arts Fellows can do one-off events, such as giving lectures, readings, or talks, performing in a show, presenting a film screening, or teaching master classes or workshops. Princeton Arts Fellows cannot teach a semester-long class at another institution while holding this appointment at Princeton.

 

After Applying

After I apply, what are my next steps?
If you are invited to the next stage of the process, you will be contacted in December to schedule an in-person interview which will be held on campus the days of January 8-10, 2017. All award decisions will be announced by February.

If I receive a decision indicating that my application has been declined, can I apply again?

Applicants may only apply for the Princeton Arts Fellowship twice in a lifetime. Unfortunately, the selection committee is unable to provide any feedback on declined applications.

 

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Hodder Fellowship

Application

Who is eligible?

Writers and non-literary artists of exceptional promise who wish to pursue independent projects at Princeton University during the academic year. Potential Hodder Fellows are writers, composers, choreographers, visual artists, performance artists, or other kinds of artists or humanists who have “much more than ordinary intellectual and literary gifts”; they are selected more “for promise than for performance.” Given the strength of the applicant pool, most successful Fellows have published a first book or have similar achievements in their own fields; the Hodder is designed to provide Fellows with a year of “studious leisure” to undertake significant new work. Advanced degrees preferred, although not required. Non-US citizens are welcome to apply. Holders of the Ph.D. degree from Princeton University are not eligible.  This fellowship cannot be used to fund work leading to a Ph.D. or any other advanced degree.

What is the next application deadline?

The deadline to submit an application for the 2017-18 Hodder Fellowship is September 19, 2016.

What supporting documentation needs to be submitted in addition to the online application?
Include a:

  • Completed electronic application
  • Resume/C.V.
  • Project proposal of 500-750 words

If you are a writer, include: 3,000-word writing sample of recent work (for poetry – 20 to 30 pages of work)
If you are a performance artist, include: Examples of ten minutes (total) of performance through link(s) to sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Flicker, etc.
If you are a visual artist, include: 20 still images saved as a PDF file or link(s) to a site housing images
If you are a musician, include: 1-2 scores and/or Examples of ten minutes (total) of performance through link(s) to sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Flicker, etc.

What should I include in my project proposal?
Describe your artistic project and what you plan to do during the fellowship’s 10-month appointment.

How do I determine which program (Creative Writing, Music, Theater, Visual Arts, or Dance) should review my application?
Consider which program would be a good fit for your work. We understand that many artists’ work is inter or multi-disciplinary; nonetheless, you can only choose one program to review your application.

Can I apply to both the Hodder Fellowship and the Arts Fellowship at the same time?
Yes.

What’s the difference between the Hodder and the Princeton Arts Fellows?
The Hodder is a one-year fellowship of financial support. The PAF is a two-year fellowship that includes teaching one course or leading a project each semester. Read the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) interview with LCA Chair Michael Cadden to learn more about these differences.

 

Fellowship

What is the length of the Fellowship?
One 10-month academic year.

How much is the fellow awarded?
$80,000 for one 10-month academic year.

Is a Hodder Fellow expected to teach?
No formal teaching is involved.

Do I need to reside on the Princeton University campus if awarded the Fellowship?
No.

Can the Fellowship be used to fund work leading to a Ph.D. or any other advanced degree?
No.

 

After Applying 

After I apply, what are my next steps?
All applicants will be notified by late December regarding the status of their application.

If I receive a decision indicating that my application has been declined, can I apply again?
Yes. Unfortunately, the selection committee is unable to provide any feedback on declined applications.

Questions? Technical issues? Contact lca-fellowships@princeton.edu

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For more information about fellowships at the Lewis Center for the Arts, please contact lca-fellowships@princeton.edu.

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