CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Hodder Fellowship, Princeton

The Hodder Fellowship will be given to writers and non-literary artists of exceptional promise to pursue independent projects at Princeton University during the 2015–2016 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 at Princeton, but no formal teaching is involved. A 77,000 USD stipend is provided for this ten-month appointment. 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 15, 11:59pm EST through the Princeton Jobs site at jobs.princeton.edu, requisition #1400347. 

Writers
Submit a resume, a 3,000-word writing sample of recent work, and a project proposal of 500 to 750 words. 

Performing and visual artists
Submit a resume, a project proposal of 500 to 750 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 saved as a PDF file and submit as part of their online application or supply a link to a website, YouTube, etc.
 
We cannot confirm receipt of applications nor can we accept applications submitted after the deadline. Limits on the statement size (500–750 words) and sample size (3,000 words) are strict. 

The appointment of the Hodder Fellows will be made in January 2015. An announcement of the award will be posted here.

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