Initiated in 1998, the Stadler Fellowships offer a recent MFA, MA, or PhD graduate in poetry the opportunity to receive professional training in arts administration and literary editing. The Stadler Fellowships are designed to balance the development of professional skills with time to complete a first book of poems. The Stadler Fellows assist for twenty hours each week in the administration of the Stadler Center for Poetry and/or in the editing of West Branch, Bucknell's nationally distinguished literary journal. The Fellows also work as staff members and instructors in the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets in June.
The Fellowship stipend is $20,000. In addition, each Fellow is provided health insurance, office space in the Stadler Center, and housing. Depending on circumstances, Fellows are either housed in a furnished apartment in the Poet's Cottage or provided with a stipend to seek housing on their own in Lewisburg.
In Fall 2011, the Stadler Center will be accepting applications for a 2012-13 Stadler Fellowship. The Fellowship will extend from August 2012 to June 2013, with the possibility of renewing for a second year. The application deadline is October 1, 2011. For eligibility and application requirements, and to submit an application, please visit the SCP Application Portal.
(Portal will open to receive applications as of September 1, 2011)