The Hodder Fellowship will be given to artists of exceptional promise to pursue independent projects at Princeton University during the 2018-2019 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 the "studious leisure" to undertake significant new work.
Hodder Fellows spend an academic year at Princeton, but no formal teaching is involved. An $81,000 stipend is provided for this 10-month appointment as a Visiting Fellow. Fellowships are not intended to fund work leading to an advanced degree. One need not be a U.S. citizen to apply.
Applications must be submitted by September 19, 2017, 11:59 p.m. EST online. The application form.
Composers, Performing Artists, and Visual Artists:
Submit a resume, a project proposal of 500 words, and examples of ten minutes of performance through link(s) to sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Flicker, etc.
Visual artists should provide up to 20 still images organized into a single PDF file and submit as part of their online application. Composers may send 1-2 scores as a PDF file and submit as part of their online application and/or supply a link to a website.
Submit a resume, a 3,000-word writing sample of recent work, and a project proposal of 500 to 750 words.
We cannot confirm receipt of applications nor can we accept applications submitted after the deadline.
Limits on the statement size (500 words) and sample size (3,000 words) are strict.
To learn more (including FAQ, profiles of past fellows, etc.), go here.