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Opportunities: The Hodder Fellowship ($80,000 Stipend)

Opportunities: The Hodder Fellowship ($80,000 Stipend)

The Hodder Fellowship ($80,000 Stipend)
DEADLINE: Monday, September 19, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST
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A one-year, non-teaching creative fellowship to support emerging artists in all disciplines.

The Hodder Fellowship will be given to artists and writers of exceptional promise to pursue independent projects at Princeton University during the academic year. Potential Hodder Fellows are writers, composers, choreographers, visual artists, performance artists, 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 the “studious leisure” to undertake significant new work.

Hodder Fellows spend an academic year (September 1-July 1) at Princeton, but no formal teaching is involved. An $80,000 stipend is provided for this 10‐month appointment. Fellowships are not intended to fund work leading to an advanced degree. One need not be a U.S. citizen to apply.

Who is eligible?

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

What is the next application deadline?

The deadline to submit an application for the 2017-18 Hodder Fellowship is September 19, 2016.

What supporting documentation needs to be submitted in addition to the online application?
Include a:

  • Completed electronic application
  • Resume/C.V.
  • Project proposal of 500-750 words

If you are a writer, include: 3,000-word writing sample of recent work (for poetry – 20 to 30 pages of work)
If you are a performance artist, include: Examples of ten minutes (total) of performance through link(s) to sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Flicker, etc.
If you are a visual artist, include: 20 still images saved as a PDF file or link(s) to a site housing images
If you are a musician, include: 1-2 scores and/or Examples of ten minutes (total) of performance through link(s) to sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Flicker, etc.

What should I include in my project proposal?
Describe your artistic project and what you plan to do during the fellowship’s 10-month appointment.

How do I determine which program (Creative Writing, Music, Theater, Visual Arts, or Dance) should review my application?
Consider which program would be a good fit for your work. We understand that many artists’ work is inter or multi-disciplinary; nonetheless, you can only choose one program to review your application.

Can I apply to both the Hodder Fellowship and the Arts Fellowship at the same time?
Yes.

What’s the difference between the Hodder and the Princeton Arts Fellows?
The Hodder is a one-year fellowship of financial support. The PAF is a two-year fellowship that includes teaching one course or leading a project each semester. Read the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) interview with LCA Chair Michael Cadden to learn more about these differences.

Fellowship

What is the length of the Fellowship?
One 10-month academic year.

How much is the fellow awarded?
$80,000 for one 10-month academic year.

Is a Hodder Fellow expected to teach?
No formal teaching is involved.

Do I need to reside on the Princeton University campus if awarded the Fellowship?
No.

Can the Fellowship be used to fund work leading to a Ph.D. or any other advanced degree?
No.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-18 Hodder Fellowship. Apply here.

Questions? Email lca-fellowships@princeton.edu.

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.

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