Opportunities

Student Summer Funding Opportunities

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 2021-22

Applications closed on March 4, 2022. Students who submitted applications will be notified about funding decisions by the end of April.

The Lewis Center is accepting applications for community-based summer projects in the arts!

Travel Note for Summer 2022

As of Feb. 1, 2022, under University travel policy, all domestic travel for students may resume with no restrictions, subject to local public health rules. Undergraduate international travel remains suspended. If you would like to consider traveling internationally in summer 2022, please include those details in your proposal but also include a second plan should international travel not be allowed for summer.

Summer Research Funding Award Sponsors

(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.

Travel Information

As with many other policies relating to COVID-19, travel guidance may change from time to time in alignment with federal, state and university policies. As of Feb. 1, 2022 under University travel policy, all domestic travel for students may resume with no restrictions, subject to local public health rules. Undergraduate international travel remains suspended. Please also review the Mandatory Travel Requirement statement.

If you would like to consider traveling internationally in summer 2022, please include those details in your proposal but also include a second plan should international travel not be allowed for summer.

Application Requirements

Written Proposal

Please describe why you are requesting funding* from the Lewis Center. Your 1,000 word maximum proposal must include:

  • Description of the original work that will evolve from your use of the funding
  • Explanation of how your academic studies are related to this project
  • A financial budget and description of how you will use the funding
  • Indicate if you have requested or received funding for this proposal from any other department

* 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.

Supporting Document Requirements
  • Creative Writing—Please submit a writing sample (PDF file) of no more than ten (10) pages of your best poetry, prose fiction (double-spaced), translation OR screenwriting.
  • Dance/Theater—Supporting materials to be furnished if needed, upon request from the committee.
  • Visual Arts—Please attach a PDF file containing images of recent work with captions or provide links to 5 minutes of video or performance work uploaded to Vimeo or YouTube.
  • PDF files must be under 20 MB in size.

** Please Note: Any equipment purchased in relation to a project will remain property of the University.

Apply

Applications are closed for summer 2022.

 

Questions?

With technical questions or difficulties with your application, please email LewisCenter@princeton.edu.
With general questions, contact Crystal Napoli at
crystalh@princeton.edu.