Awards and Funding
AVAILABLE AWARDS AND FUNDING RESOURCES
Awards within the Dance Program
- 2017 Summer Study Awards application info will be announced early in the Spring 2017 semester.
- The Julia Wray Dance Award celebrates the memory of a much beloved Julia Wray who for many years was the leader and passionate protagonist for dance at Duke and in North Carolina. It is awarded to a faculty nominated senior who has shown outstanding leadership in our program. Award is $250.00 (nominated)
- The Clay Taliaferro Dance Award, instituted in 2006 to honor this extraordinary performing artist, choreographer and teacher, recognizes the artistic and technical growth of a faculty nominated undergraduate sophomore or junior student who has the “potential to become a professional dancer, teacher, or choreographer.” Award is $250.00 (nominated)
- The Dance Project Award is a competitive award presented annually. Two Dance Project Awards of $250 each are available to help defray expenses for dance studies, creative projects or research.
- Eligibility and Criteria for selection:
- Any undergraduate student who is currently enrolled in Dance Program classes is eligible for this award.
- The statement of purpose must effectively clarify how the proposed project will further the student’s development in dance as a performer, choreographer, or writer.
- The quality and extent of the student’s involvement in the Dance Program are important considerations.
- Applications should include:
- A description of the project
- A timeline for completion
- A project budget
- Submit Applications as an attachment by March 10 to: Adrienne Brandon, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Eligibility and Criteria for selection:
- The Dance Writing Award is a competitive award presented annually. The winning research paper will be chosen among submissions that are received by March 10th. The Dance Writing Award recognizes the Duke University undergraduate who has written a research paper demonstrating excellence in dance writing and has proven his/her ability to translate the moving text to the written word. Award: $250
You must be enrolled in at least one dance course (half credit or full credit) in either the fall or spring semester of this academic year. Majoring or minoring in Dance is not a requirement.
The submission may be a research paper written specifically for this competition, or a paper written as part of a previous coursework. The paper can be reworked and edited as you feel is necessary.
The subject matter and content of the research paper is open, however, it should center on the topic of Dance / Performance. The research may be historical, theoretical, ethnographic, or reflective. An academically accepted method of Citations / Bibliography must be included if the nature of your paper requires it.
Submissions should be between 15 and 20 pages long. A page is defined as containing 250 words.
The paper is to be typed in 12 Times New Roman font, double spaced, and with one inch margins.
Only one entry (paper submission) per student would be acceptable.
The winning research paper will be selected by the members of the dance faculty.
The winner will receive a $250 cash award. The award will be announced as part of the Arts Awards Ceremony during graduation weekend.
By submitting your paper, you agree to allow the Dance Program to place your paper online for others to read.
- Please submit your paper by March 10th. It should be sent both electronically to:
Ava LaVonne Vinesett <email@example.com>
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Duke University Dance Program
The winning paper will be announced by April 15 of each year.
Arts and Sciences Awards
Benenson Awards in the Arts provide funding for fees, travel and other educational expenses for arts-centered projects proposed by undergraduates. Applicants must be undergraduates in good standing in Trinity College or the Pratt School of Engineering who are currently enrolled; seniors may apply funds to projects planned for the one year period following graduation. Full information: http://undergraduateresearch.duke.edu/urs-programs/benenson-awards-arts
The Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts is an award presented annually by a faculty committee to a nominated graduating senior who has demonstrated the most outstanding achievement in artistic performance or creation during four years of undergraduate work. The prize of $1,000 was established in 1983 through the generosity of Louis C. Sudler, Chicago, Illinois.