Funding for Arts Projects & Awards
The goals of the Deans’ Summer Fellowship Program are to strengthen undergraduate research opportunities for undergraduates, to enlarge the scope of undergraduate research conducted on and off campus during the summer, and to provide support to enable undergraduates to extend the period over which they engage in research.
The English Departments administers writing contests to recognize fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry works by English majors and non-major undergraduates.
The Theater Studies Department gives out ten awards presented annually by the faculty, including Outstanding Acting Student Award, Award for Excellence in Directing, Forlines Family Theater Studies Grant, and more.
The Center for Documentary Studies makes these awards to undergraduates attending Triangle-area universities to help them conduct sustained work on summer-long documentary fieldwork projects.
An annual prize in the creative and performing arts is awarded to the graduating senior who has demonstrated the most distinguished record of excellence in performance or creation in one of the following areas: music, theater, painting, dance, design, film, creative writing, and other areas of the arts.
The Benenson Awards in the Arts provide funding for fees, travel and other educational expenses for arts-centered projects proposed by undergraduates, including graduating seniors.
The Robert E. Pristo Filmmaking Awards provide funding for production and/or post‐production expenses related to film‐related projects proposed or in progress by Duke undergraduate and graduate students who are in good standing.
In continued efforts to support undergraduate students in their individual research and creative projects, the English Department has created application processes for project funding and conference travel.
Information about opportunities and organizations related to the arts that are available to you within the Duke community.
The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) encourages student involvement beyond the classroom and offers resources and learning opportunities that include awards, fellowships, and related experiences.
Duke Arts Creative Arts Grants are provided to help defray project expenses of up to $400 for Trinity and Pratt students enrolled in faculty-supervised Independent Study courses or full-credit private instruction in the creative arts (e.g., Art & Visual Studies, Dance, Literature, Music, Theater Studies).