Funding for Arts Projects & Awards
Deans’ Summer Research Fellowships
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.
English Department Contests & Awards
The English Departments administers writing contests to recognize fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry works by English majors and non-major undergraduates.
Theater Studies Department Contests & Awards
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.
John Hope Franklin Award
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.
Louis Sudler Prize
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.
Benenson Award in 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.
Robert Pristo Grant AMI
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.
Rudolph William Rosati Creative Writing Award
The Rosati Creative Writing Prize is awarded each spring in recognition of an outstanding work of creative writing. All Duke undergraduate students are eligible to submit work for consideration.
Art, Art History & Visual Studies Resources
Information about opportunities and organizations related to the arts that are available to you within the Duke community.
Center for Documentary Studies Awards & Fellowships
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.
Creative Arts Grants
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).
Leadership and Arts Policy Internship (LAPI)
The Hart Leadership Program has a long history of drawing connections between leadership and the arts. LAPI is designed to harness the creativity behind the practice of leadership, and it challenge students to connect their passion for the arts to their academic endeavors.