Each year, the Lewis Center for the Arts provides students the opportunity to spend the summer pursuing a project in the creative and performing arts. Current first-year students, sophomores or juniors may submit applications for course, travel*, and/or thesis research costs related to their studies. Award winners and amounts are determined by a committee of Lewis Center faculty members.
Summer Funding for 2020-21
Student Summer Funding applications are now open with a deadline of Friday, March 12 at 4 PM (ET). Students will be notified of funding decisions in April. Scroll down to the application form at the bottom of this page.
NEW this year — the Lewis Center is accepting applications for community-based summer projects in the arts.
*Any travel considerations for 2021 will be in accordance with University COVID-19 travel guidelines. Currently, travel is not being permitted. We are advising students to include versions of proposed projects that don’t include travel, so that funds could be put to use in the event that travel restrictions aren’t lifted. If travel does become possible late summer, fall or over winter break (December 2021/January 2022), please include in your proposal how you would use these funds.
Learn more about Summer Funding from LCA Chair Tracy K. Smith:
Recorded as part of the Summer Funding Virtual Workshop held in December 2020.
SUMMER RESEARCH FUNDING AWARDS MADE POSSIBLE BY:
- Alex Adam ‘07 Award (Three projects will be awarded at $7,500 each to Princeton University first-year students, Sophomores and Juniors)
- The Sam Hutton Fund for the Arts (Awarded to Lewis Center for the Arts first-year, Sophomore or Junior Students)
- The Carpenter Family Fund for Comparative Literature and the Creative Arts (available to a student whose summer research work is at the intersection of comparative literature and the arts.)
- Peter B. Lewis Summer Fund (Awarded to Lewis Center for the Arts first-year, Sophomore or Junior Students)
- Mallach Senior Thesis Fund (Awarded to a Lewis Center for the Arts Junior Student)
- Mellor Fund for Undergraduate Research (Awarded to Lewis Center for the Arts first-year, Sophomore or Junior Students)
- The Mary Quaintance ‘84 Fund for the Creative Arts Award (Awarded to Lewis Center Creative Writing or Visual Arts Sophomores and Juniors)
- Service Focus Internships in the Arts – Support for arts summer internships that have a service focus
Students need not apply for any particular funding source when proposing a project. The committee will determine what funding source is used for each student’s project.
For information about prizes awarded by the faculty in recognition of outstanding work — which are not open to application — see Student Prizes Awarded for Excellence.