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Doctoral candidates may apply for dissertation fellowships to assist in research activities on Weill, Lenya and/or Blitzstein-related topics. Fellowships are reserved for candidates with extraordinary potential for contribution to the field evidenced by recommendations from the academic community. The applicant’s project should address significant lacunae in Weill, Lenya, and/or Blitzstein research. Applications are reviewed per the KWF’s Evaluation Procedures and Criteria.

The annual application deadline is 1 November for proposals for projects and performances taking place on or after 1 January of the coming year and before 1 July of the year following. For example, the application deadline is 1 November 2021 for proposals for projects and performances taking place on or after 1 January 2022 and before 1 July 2023. (Proposals for retroactive funding of projects or performances will not be accepted.)

An additional application deadline of 1 June is primarily intended for College/University Performance grants for productions taking place in the following academic year.

Applications for support of major professional productions/festivals/exhibitions, etc., may be evaluated on a case-by-case basis without application deadlines.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Brady Sansone, Director of Programs and Business Affairs, (bsansone@kwf.org) to discuss their proposal prior to submission.

Application Requirements

 

  1. A completed Application Form (in English).
  2. A detailed description of the project (in English).
  3. An up-to-date biography or curriculum vitae.
  4. An itemized budget showing entire project expenses, income, and projected sources of funding. Applicants must notify the Foundation if other grants are awarded.
  5. A copy of the doctoral dissertation proposal, at least one writing sample, and two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the applicant’s thesis advisor.

 

Kurt Weill Dissertation Fellowship Application


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