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Princeton Arts (PAF) and Hodder Fellowships

Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International
Artists to Pursue Projects or Teach at a University

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Lewis Center for the Arts

Deadline Date:

09/18/18 11:59 PM EST


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Fellowships of $82,000 per year to USA, Canada, and International early-stage artists who show noteworthy potential in their artistic practice for a one-year or two-year position at the university level. Applications will be accepted from artists in the disciplines of creative writing, dance, music, theater, and visual arts.

Two fellowships are offered:

Princeton Arts Fellowship
Open to early-career artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise. Princeton Arts Fellows spend two consecutive academic years (September 1-July 1) at Princeton University and formal teaching is expected. The normal work assignment will be to teach one course each semester subject to approval by the Dean of the Faculty, but fellows may be asked to 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.

Hodder Fellowship
Open to artists demonstrating “much more than ordinary intellectual and literary gifts.” Fellows are selected more “for promise than for performance.” Fellowships are for one academic year and provide the opportunity to pursue an independent project. No teaching is required. A stipend is provided.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174673

Estimated Size of Grant:

An $82,000 a year stipend is provided for both Fellowships..

Term of Contract:

The Hodder is a one-year fellowship of financial support (a 10-month appointment).

The Princeton Arts Fellowship is a two-year program (two 10-month academic years) that includes teaching one course or leading a project each semester.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Princeton Fellowship Eligibility:
Artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching are eligible to apply. Applicants should be early career composers, conductors, musicians, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, poets, novelists, playwrights, designers, directors, 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.

Hodder Fellowship Eligibility:

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 composers, choreographers, performance artists, visual artists, writers 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.

This fellowship cannot be used to fund work leading to a Ph.D. or any other advanced degree.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-20 Hodder Fellowships and 2019-21 Princeton Arts Fellowships.
The deadline to apply is Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

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 in January, 2018. All award decisions will be announced by February.

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For questions, email or call 609-258-0788.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.