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UNCSA Fellowships and Grants

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Career Development Grants

Through the UNCSA Career Development Grant Program, limited financial assistance is available to students for projects that promise to impact career opportunities. Grants are availble for future projects, as well as retroactive funding for projects that have already occurred. For further information regarding this program, contact the career services office at

Round 2 Career Development Grant Application HERE

Review the Guidelines : Guidelines for Grant Application

The Career Development Grant Deadline for Round 2 has been extended to Friday, March 28 at 5:00 p.m.

If you receive grant funds, after you have completed your project you may request funds using the following form: Career Development Grant Funds Request


Penland School of Crafts
The William R. Kenan, Jr. Fellowship at Penland School of Crafts promotes life-long learning, stimulates experimentation and skill development, and shares Penland's model educational learning environment with UNCSA students and alumni. A total of ten (10) applicants from the UNCSA Visual Arts Program (classes of 2010-2014) will be selected for these Fellowships. .

Kennedy Center
The William R. Kenan, Jr. Fellowship at The Kennedy Center seeks to provide emerging theater artists with a wide variety of experiences bridging their academic training with the professional theater world. A total of up to five (5) candidates from the UNCSA Schools of Drama and Design and Production classes of 2009-2013 will be selected for the Fellowship position.

Application for 2014-15 Kennedy Center Fellowship available here.
Deadline for receipt of materials: Monday, February 10, 2014

Lincoln Center Education (formerly Lincoln Center Institute)
The William R. Kenan, Jr. Fellowship at Lincoln Center Education seeks to provide emerging artists with knowledge of aesthetic education that will prepare them for work as artists in the field of arts and education. A total of six (6) candidates from the UNCSA Schools of Dance, Drama and Music classes of 2012-2014 will be selected for the Fellowship positions.
Deadlines and Application information for the 2014-15 Lincoln Center Education

Application and Description for 2014-15 LCE Fellowship available here

Application Deadline: Monday, March 3, 2104.
On-Campus interviews: March 20 and 21. New York interviews: March 24 and 25th.

WGBH Boston/Kenan Fellowship
July 23  – August 20, 2014 
Winston-Salem, NC and Boston, MA
Open to undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Filmmaking at University of North Carolina School of the Arts. The WGBH/Kenan Fellowship will enable five (5) students from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) to work with producers at WGBH, the flagship of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in Boston, to develop a set of video-based resources to support K-12 teaching and learning. These resources will focus on interpretations of the creative process from a variety of disciplines and perspectives,

Information Available here

Semans Art Fund
The Semans Art Fund is a private foundation that provides funding to current UNCSA students for summer study, special projects, research, and performances, building upon the resources of UNCSA in imaginative ways; and also provides funding to UNCSA Arts Deans for discretionary funds and special projects that aid and promote the students and faculty of their school. To the greatest extent possible, projects should be designed to benefit the campus community and audiences of the School. The fund was established in 1977 by Dr. and Mrs. James H. Semans. All student applications must be submitted through their respective Arts Dean (not directly to The Semans Art Fund). Guidelines and an application form will be sent to each current UNCSA student’s school e-mail account and also may be obtained in each of the Arts Deans’ offices.
This grant-awarding cycle will support projects for summer 2014 and academic year 2014-2015.

Application available here

Seamans Art Fund Deadlines:
Friday, February 7, 2014: Student Applications due in Arts Deans’ Offices
Tuesday, April 1, 2014: Awards Announced
Questions: Contact: Sarah Turner, Assistant Secretary/Assistant Treasurer of The Semans Art Fund. Telephone: 336-785-4678. E-mail:

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