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The 2018 Knott Fellowships for LMU English Majors
The Knott Fellowships are made possible by a generous grant from Joe and Karen Knott who wish to enhance the education of undergraduate English majors by providing up to $3000 in financial support for students wishing to engage in the professionalization of their creative careers. The goal is to complete a significant writing project of your choosing, and to bring you closer to your professional career goals. We encourage you to propose a writing project (e.g., a script, an article, a novella, an essay, etc.) as well as a professional experience (e.g., an internship, an interview series, a class, a conference, etc.). Think big. What do you think you need to launch your career? If you had financial support and the connections, what would you do? Now is your chance to answer those questions. A faculty mentor will assist each Fellow by guiding their written work, as well as connecting you to internships, conferences, workshops, and other networking opportunities.


There are three fellowship categories:

DRAMA (up to $3000)
Projects in this category may include, but are NOT limited to: play writing, screenwriting, tv writing, dramaturgy, criticism, scholarship, theatre history, etc. The Fellow must complete a written project (to build their portfolio) and participate in a professional experience (to build their resume).

JOURNALISM (up to $3000)
Projects in this category may include, but are NOT limited to: article writing, essays, interviews, new media, reporting, editing, back pack journalism, photojournalism, history of journalism, etc. The Fellow must complete a written project (to build their portfolio) and participate in a professional experience (to build their resume).

FICTION (up to $3000)
Projects in this category may include, but are NOT limited to: novel or novella writing, short story writing, creative non-fiction, adaptation, fiction criticism, editing, publishing, etc. The Fellow must complete a written project (to build their portfolio) and participate in a professional experience (to build their resume).

ELIGIBILITY
• LMU English Major
• Current Junior class standing (Spring 2018)
• Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA
• Students need not remain in Los Angeles during the summer of their Fellowship

BEFORE YOU APPLY
If you have questions about the Fellowships, or you wish to discuss your idea(s) before applying, please contact:

Prof. Kelly Younger
Kelly.Younger@lmu.edu

DEADLINE
Applications are due midnight Monday, April 30, 2017
APPLICATION
Complete all of the required fields below, then click submit. Your application will be reviewed by a committee of English Department Faculty and BCLA representatives. Announcement of the winners will be made in early May.
Name *
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LMU Student ID *
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Email Address *
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Cell Phone *
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Class Year *
Major *
Second Major or Minor (if applicable)
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Current cumulative GPA (verified from PROWL) *
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I am applying for: *
Title of Proposal *
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Project Description and Goals *
Please, describe the project you wish to work on this summer. We know it may currently be just an idea, but 'think big' and let us know what you imagine you could do with financial support and faculty mentorship. What do you wish to accomplish?
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Methodology *
Clearly state how you plan to accomplish the goals listed in your project description. Identify the specific steps necessary to complete your project.
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Timeline *
Please, provide a detailed timeline for the above steps. At least 80% of your project should be completed by the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester.
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Background Experience *
Please, list any previous experience you may have that would contribute to the completion of your project. Include applicable course work and other relevant creative experiences and past projects.
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Benefits to Your Field of Study and Career Plans *
Please, explain how this particular project will benefit you in your field of study and with future career plans. How will this Fellowship help you accomplish that goal? How will your project prepare you for a professional career in this field?
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Budget and Stipend *
Please, list any known expenses (e.g., conference registration, tuition for a workshop, equipment, supplies, travel, etc.). It is acceptable to be general here, but attempt to be accurate and realistic. The Fellowship may award up to $3000. If you cannot reach that number, do not be concerned. Note: your answer here will not determine the outcome of your application. It is simply to give the committee a better idea on how they can best allocate funds.
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Please list any jobs, internships, or commitments you anticipate for the Summer of 2018 *
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Faculty Mentor *
Do you have an English Department faculty mentor in mind? Have you already spoken with them about this Fellowship? Note: your answer here will not determine the outcome of your application. It is intended only to assist the committee in pairing Fellows with Faculty.
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