Small Grants Program for Graduate and Undergraduate Students

DEADLINE: Monday April 1, 2019

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The Cinema Studies Program is delighted to continue our program in support of graduate and undergraduate student research in the discipline (including scholarly media projects such as film restoration or film essays), and undergraduate filmmaking projects. Applications may be submitted by graduate students pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Cinema Studies and who are still eligible for SGS funding, and by undergraduate students who are declared Majors or Minors in Cinema Studies. Awards will be granted based on need, for legitimate reimbursable expenses only, and based on the academic or creative merits of the proposed film/film studies project (please note that we are not able to provide funding for projects that are not focused specifically on film). Reimbursements will generally be applied to term bills. SAS travel and research reimbursement policies will be observed; for more information, please consult: https://policies.rutgers.edu/sites/policies/files/40.4.1%20-%20current.pdf

Awardees are required to submit a one-page report indicating how they used the funds by December 1, 2019; their projects may be featured on the Cinema Studies website.

Graduate students must submit a 250-500 word description of their research project, as well as a budget detailing how they plan to use the funds (for example, travel to archives; acquisition of necessary primary research materials; travel to an academic conference to present a film paper; etc.). Please note that these funds are meant to supplement other sources of graduate student research support provided by Rutgers’ School of Graduate Studies, or by home department or other academic unit funds. Generally, CS grants to graduate students will not exceed $500.

Undergraduate students must submit a 250-500 word description of their research or filmmaking project, as well as a budget detailing how they plan to use the funds (for example, for travel to archives; acquisition of primary research materials; equipment rental; mise-en-scène costs; etc.). Generally, CS grants to undergraduate students will not exceed $250.

All applications will be evaluated by the Cinema Studies Awards Committee.

Please complete the application form on the second page and send it along with the other required application materials, all in one electronic file labeled “CS grants YOUR LAST NAME,” to the Director of Cinema Studies, Professor Susan Martin-Márquez: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..