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.

Student Summer Funding applications for 2020-21 will open on Monday, February 15, 2021.

*Any travel considerations for 2021 will be in accordance with University COVID-19 travel guidelines. To further the safeguarding of the University community’s health and safety, University-sponsored travel is strictly limited until further notice.

 

SUMMER RESEARCH FUNDING AWARDS MADE POSSIBLE BY:


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

Student travel considerations for 2021 will be in accordance with University COVID-19 travel guidelines. To further the safeguarding of the University community’s health and safety, University-sponsored travel is strictly limited until further notice.

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
Supporting Document Requirements
  • Creative Writing—Please submit a writing sample 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 containing images of recent work with captions or provide links to 5 minutes of video or performance work uploaded to Vimeo or YouTube.

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

Apply

We will begin accepting applications for summer 2021 awards on Monday, February 15, 2021.

 

Questions?

Please contact Crystal Napoli
Academic Administrator
N204 Arts Tower
Lewis Arts complex
122 Alexander Street
crystalh@princeton.edu