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Funding may be requested to support research and travel expenses to the Weill-Lenya Research Center and other locations of primary source material. Applicants must be researching a topic related to Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya, and/or Marc Blitzstein. Applications are reviewed by an independent advisory panel 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 2024 for proposals for projects and performances taking place on or after 1 January 2025 and before 1 July 2026. (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, ( 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 detailed research prospectus, a writing sample and at least one letter of recommendation.


Research & Travel Grant Application

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