1 academic year for the Hodder Fellowship, 2 academic years
Paid by host:
  • Hodder Fellows spend an academic year at Princeton, but no formal teaching is involved. An $84,000 stipend is provided. Fellowships cannot fund work leading to the Ph.D.
  • Princeton Arts Fellowships: An $84,000 a year stipend is provided.
Application guidelines:
  • Hodder Fellowship: 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.
  • Princeton Arts Fellowship: Fellowships are not intended to fund work leading to an advanced degree. One need not be a U.S. citizen to apply. Holders of Ph.D. degrees from Princeton are not eligible to apply. All applicants must submit a resume or curriculum vitae, a personal statement of 500 words about how you would hope to use the two years of the fellowship at this moment in your career, and contact information for three references. In addition, work samples are requested to be submitted online (i.e., writing sample, images of your work, video links to performances, etc.) Applicants can only apply for the Princeton Arts Fellowship twice in a lifetime.
Note that the deadline applies to both fellowship programs.
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Lewis Center for the Arts

Lewis Center for the Arts

The Hodder Fellowships & Princeton Arts Fellowships

The Lewis Center for the Arts will allow Princeton to fully engage with a range of programs that integrate the creative and performing arts into a broad liberal arts education. The Center will give a new focus and force to the Programs in Creative Writing, Dance, Theater, and Visual Arts, as well as to Film and Video, Musical Theater and to the Princeton Atelier. It will also have close links to the Center for African American Studies, School of Architecture, Department of Art and Archaeology, Council of the Humanities, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of English, Department of Music, Princeton University Art Museum and the McCarter Theatre Center.

Hodder Fellowship: The Hodder Fellowship will be given to writers and other artists of exceptional promise to pursue independent projects at Princeton University during one academic year. Hodder Fellows may be 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."

Princeton Arts Fellowships, funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will be awarded to artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching. Applicants should be early career poets, novelists, composers, visual artists, conductors, musicians, choreographers, playwrights, designers, graphic novelists, film makers, performers, directors, and performance artists -- this list is not meant to be exhaustive -- who would find it beneficial to spend two years working in an artistically vibrant university community.

Fellowships are for two academic years. Fellows will teach a course each semester or, in lieu of one course, may be requested to undertake an artistic assignment.

Accommodation Information

While Fellows need not reside in Princeton, they will be required to spend a significant part of the week on campus.

Contact information

Programs Office/Hodder Fellowship, Princeton University, Lewis Center for the Arts,185 Nassau St.,
Princeton, NJ 08544
United States

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