I missed the deadline. Are late proposals accepted?
No. Late applications are only accepted in the case of technical issues with SlideRoom. To avoid these issues occurring at the last minute, it is recommended that applicants submit well in advance of the deadline.
I am graduating in the Fall. Am I eligible?
If you are currently registered as a full-time student and will be registered full-time throughout the duration of the next Fall Quarter, you may apply. If you will not be registered as a full-time student for Fall Quarter, you are ineligible for this fellowship.
Can I apply to support work that fulfills course or degree requirements?
No. The goal of these fellowships is to support the development of students' personal artistic abilities and practice. Proposals for work that will be submitted for a grade or as proof of a completed degree requirement will not be considered.
Can I apply with a collaborator?
Collaborative projects are accepted, but only one fellowship may be awarded per project. For example, a project involving two collaborators can split one award into two equal $750 awards, but will not receive two full fellowships.
I've been accepted to an apprenticeship/training program, but it occurs after summer. Can I still apply?
Post-summer fellowship requests are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are fellowships taxed?
Like similar prizes and awards, UChicago Arts Student Summer Fellowships are reportable as taxable income for the recipient(s). As required by law, the University of Chicago will report the amount of the prize to the recipient(s) and the IRS on the appropriate tax form. For non-resident international students only, the University will withhold the amount of income tax required by law. No withholding is required for U.S. citizens and permanent residents, but you may still owe taxes on the fellowship amount at the end of the year.
Can I apply for another arts grant (e.g. Student Fine Arts Fund) at the same time as this fellowship?
Applicants will only be considered for one arts grant at a time. If you apply to two or more programs at once, you will not be able to choose which review committee considers your proposal.