Alternate Scholarship Resources
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ARTS & WRITING
• Creative Writing
Q. I have a student who is an English major (creative writing emphasis) and wants to know what is available for someone who wants to write a novel after senior year and then go to grad school from there. Can anyone help??
A. A valuable resource for student writers seeking funding is the volume Grants and Awards Available to American Writers (published by the PEN American Center). It is fully indexed and includes everything from student essay contests through grants for established authors. And it's only $19.50!
A. The Fulbright Program awarded about 40 scholarships in creative writing last year, 02-03, many to graduating seniors.
• German Chancellor Fellowship
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's German Chancellor Fellowship Program is for university graduates from the United States, the Russian Federation, the People's Republic of China, Brazil and India with an interest in international issues and demonstrated leadership potential. The program is targeted at accomplished young professionals who are likely to become decision-makers, thought leaders, and influential voices in their respective fields. Fellows will be recruited from a broad range of areas such as politics and public policy, law, media, business, the non-governmental sector, and the arts. The program provides fellows the opportunity to spend one year in Germany, where they will network with other prospective leaders from abroad and explore new solutions to the global issues of our times. This prestigious program builds on Germany's established and growing reputation as a favored destination for problem-focused international dialogue and a meeting place for tomorrow's international leaders.
During their time in Germany, Federal Chancellor Fellows conduct independent projects at their host institutions. The project should involve original exploration of a topic or issue, or research in the fellow's respective field of interest. The fellows are mentored by hosts in Germany, whom the fellows have chosen on the basis of their expertise in their respective areas. Projects should be of relevance to modern societies, have a long-term and visible impact, and help to advance fellows' careers and professional development. Through their experience in Germany, fellows will acquire greater knowledge of their fields, gain new international experience, and strengthen their intercultural competence - all essential qualities for future professional leaders.
• German InterXchange for Journalism
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is pleased to announce the launch of a new fully-funded summer seminar/internship program in Berlin for American journalism and communications students.
Scholarships will be awarded to 20 students enrolled in a school of journalism or majoring in a journalism-related field and have at least "advanced intermediate" German language skills to take part in this structured 11-week study/internship program in Germany. For the first six weeks, participants will expand their academic understanding of the politics, society and culture of Germany, and the country's current social conditions and media scene. Participants will then do a week of project work with journalism students from the Independent States of the former Soviet Union and subsequently embark on an intensive four-week internship with a German newspaper, magazine or radio station. A complete program schedule is available on the program website given below.
The 20 applicants who are selected for the program will be awarded a monthly stipend of 650 Euros for the duration of their stay in Germany. DAAD will also provide participants a partial travel subsidy of approximately 350 Euros towards the cost of international transportation to Germany; travel costs not covered by the partial subsidy must be paid by the individual program participants themselves. DAAD will also provide health and accident insurance.
To find out about eligibility and the application requirements, please visit: http://www.daad.org/page/internxchange
• Kinnicutt Travel/Study
The Frances A. Kinnicutt Endowment Fund, administered by the Worcester Art Museum, provides deserving women opportunities to acquaint themselves with the arts of other countries or cultures through study and contact.
Awards are granted by the Museum's Board of Trustees upon the recommendation of the Kinnicutt Awards Committee. These awards are to help defray the expenses of travel and for study undertaken to introduce one to the fine arts, to further professional growth in the fine arts, or to enhance art-related goals of a personal nature.
Women residents of Worcester County and/or members of the Museum staff are eligible. Preference will be given to staff, contract employees, students, and volunteers. Previous award recipients are ineligible to apply for five years.
The exact amount of an award is not preset, but past awards have been in the range of $1,000 to $2,000. The award generally does not exceed 50% of the total cost of the travel to be undertaken. Awards provide partial funding to be supplemented by the applicant and are granted based on the merit of the proposal.
For more information, go to http://worcesterart.org/Education/kinnicutt.html
• Liberal Arts Diversity Organization (LADO)
As a member of the Liberal Arts Diversity Organization (LADO), Smith students have been invited to apply for a paid summer research Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities, and Social and Physical Sciences. The many benefits of the LADO summer fellowship include mentored graduate-level research opportunities, GRE preparation, a substantial stipend, campus housing, and transportation to either Columbia University or the University of California, Berkeley. More Info:
(Program dates: June 2—August 3, 2013) and/or
(Program dates June 2—July 27). Application deadline is Friday, Feb. 22.
• Princess Grace Foundation
•Theater: Scholarships for students at non-profit schools; apprenticeships and fellowships for artists at non-profit theaters.
•Playwriting: One fellowship for an individual playwright, including residency at New Dramatists and opportunity for winning play to be licensed and published by Samuel French, Inc.
•Dance: Scholarships for students at non-profit schools; fellowships for dancers at non-profit companies. Choreography: Fellowships for collaborations with non-profit dance companies.
•Film: Scholarships for undergraduate or graduate thesis films (open to select film schools by invitation only).
All applicants must be U.S. citizens or have obtained permanent residency status. All applicants, except playwrights, must be nominated by a school department chair/dean or company artistic director. The nominating organization must be a registered 501 (c)(3). Scholarships, apprenticeships and fellowships must be completed in the United States. For more specific information, please refer to individual category guidelines.
• Rockefeller Foundation
The Multi-Arts Production (MAP) Fund supports innovative new works in all disciplines and traditions of the live performing arts. The aim of the MAP Fund is to assist artists who are exploring the dynamics of live performance within our changing society, thus reflecting out culture's innovation and growing diversity. In contrast to the preservation of existing repertoire, MAP supports those creating the art of our own time. In keeping with the mandate of its founding organization, The Rockefeller Foundation, MAP seeks especially to support work that brings insight to the issue of cultural difference, be that in class, gender, generation, ethnicity, or tradition.
• SACI Art in Italy
The SACI (Studio Art Centers International) is recognized as one of the leading overseas institutions in the areas of studio art, design, architecture, art history, art conservation studies, and Italian cultural studies. It offers fully accredited programs in Florence for for students seeking excellence in studio art and liberal arts instruction at the United States university level. SACI programs include: Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, MFA and Post-Baccalaureate. Courses are offered at all skill levels in 40 different studio and academic areas.
SACI annually offers one full scholarship and a large number of partial scholarships. All SACI scholarships are based on both demonstrated financial need and outstanding artistic and academic ability. Scholarships are available for the Fall and Spring terms only. See www.saci-florence.org for further details.
• Study and Internship Program (SIP) in Germany