The Committee on the Creative and Performing Arts meets at the beginning of each term to review student proposals and determine awards. The committee conveys their decisions in writing to each Master who in turn informs his or her students.
The Council of Masters has an online application process for the Creative and Performing Arts (CPA) Awards in the residential colleges (previously known as the Sudler Awards) at http://creativeandperformingarts.commons.yale.edu/. That website now includes both the application and the awards guidelines. As in the past, successful proposals should have strong connections with the residential colleges, and the Treasurer of each project must be a member of the sponsoring college. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with Masters prior to submitting applications for CPA awards.
Applicants will note the availability of funding to support the creation of handmade or self-published books, and the eligibility of “collective arts projects” that do not easily fall into other funding categories.
All applications must be submitted online by Sunday, September 18 at midnight. Masters’ Offices will announce awards late in September. See the guidelines at http://creativeandperformingarts.commons.yale.edu/ for more information about funding guidelines.
A Richter Summer Fellowship is awarded for independent study and research, not for mere travel, work or enrollment in a school. An internship is a valid use only if the primary component is study or research, being part of a research team is a valid use. The maximum Richter awards is $1,000. Awards are reported to the IRS as taxable income. Awardees must disclose the amount of any other funding supporting the proposed project. Richter Fellowships are ordinarily awarded to juniors, but freshmen, sophomores and graduate affiliates are eligible. Seniors are not eligible. Recipients must promptly consult with the Master if significant changes occur in their project.
The Paul Mellon Fellowship is offered to an unmarried member of the Senior Class in Yale College for study at Clare College, Cambridge, for the coming academic year. The fellowships are normally renewed for a second year and fellowship recipients may request a third year.
1. Must demonstrate a genuine interest in Britain or in subjects that can best be approached by study in England.
2. Must agree that in the summer following his/her first year at Clare College he/she will devote some time to travel in the British Isles or on the Continent, and will not ordinarily expect to return to the United States during that time.
3. Must have a strong academic record at Yale.
4. Must have demonstrated qualities of leadership at Yale.
The Mellon Fellowship will pay directly to Clare College all tuition and college fees, including board and room expenses. Additionally, the Mellon Fellow will receive round-trip transportation from his/her home to Cambridge and a stipend of not less than $12,350 per year, payable in installments.
An application, setting out briefly the candidate's proposed career and field of study at Clare, should be left at the Master's Office of Berkeley College by February 15, together with an unofficial full transcript of his/her Yale record. The applicant should, in addition, register on the Student Grants Database website, request at least two people best able to judge his/her work to mail directly to the Master of Berkeley College a letter of recommendation giving specific evidence of the candidate's past achievement and future promise. The original plus three copies of all materials should be sent to the Berkeley College Master's Office, P.O. Box 209128 (or campus mail -- 205 Elm Street), New Haven, CT 06520-9128. You may also contact Cyndi Erickson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
The best-qualified candidates will be called in March for an interview with the Committee, and they will be notified of the results of the competition shortly afterward.
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