Grant Opportunities

The Department of Performance Studies and NYU offer a variety of grant opportunities to support student work and research. Learn more about the resources available to current Performance Studies students below.

Stefanos Tsigrimanis Memorial Grant

Deadline: February 22, 2019

*Ph.D. Students Only*

The core mission of the Stefanos Tsigrimanis Memorial Grant is to recognize and award outstanding Ph.D. artist-scholars at the Department of Performance Studies and aid in the development of their work.  The grant will provide a $1,000.00 award to one doctoral student in the department for an existing or future artistic project.

Applications are available here.

Department of Performance Studies Travel Reimbursement Award

Rolling Deadline

*M.A. & Ph.D. Students Only*

  • Amount:  $250 maximum reimbursement award (original receipts must be provided)
  • For academic conferences attended between August 2019 and July 2020 
  • Students must be accepted and presenting their work at an academic conference to qualify. These grants will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis and once the funds have all been used it will be closed.  If awarded, expenses must be submitted at least two weeks prior to attending the conference.  
  • Departmental grants are limited to 1 per academic year, per student. 

All travel applications require that the student is in good academic standing. 

Applications are available here.

Humanities Doctoral Student Fellowship

*Ph.D. Students Only*

Each year, fellowships are awarded to three advanced doctoral students in the humanities whose dissertation research shows particular promise. Disciplines include, but are not limited to, history, art history, music, philosophy, cultural studies, literary and language studies, religious studies, drama and performance studies, cinema studies, and gender studies.

Doctoral Student Fellows of the Center participate with the Faculty Fellows in the Center’s weekly luncheon seminars as well as in other events during the year. Doctoral Student Fellows are also provided with shared office space at 20 Cooper Square for the duration of the fellowships. The aim of the residency is to allow students to finish their dissertations during the fellowship year.

Fellows are expected to be in residence in New York within the University community for the entire year of their residency. The weekly luncheon seminar is mandatory for all doctoral student participants.

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GSAS Fellowships & Awards

*M.A. & Ph.D. Students Only*

The Graduate School offers a variety of support services for current graduate students seeking funding for short-term and long-term fellowship opportunities. These services include individualized fellowship advising, information sessions, grant writing workshops, and general application support. 

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Tisch Initiative for Creative Research

*Open to all Students*

Launched in September 2014 by Dean Allyson Green as a pilot effort to identify and establish a set of best practices, the Tisch Initiative for Creative Research serves as a research nexus, supporting and highlighting inter-disiciplinary and collaborative research led by Tisch faculty and students.

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Guide to Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants for Students in the Arts

*Open to all Students*

This guide is intended for students in the performing, cinematic and related arts who are currently pursuing degrees at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. The guide includes U.S. government, international, corporate, and private funding agencies that support graduate and undergraduate study and research. Information is included for both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals. 

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Vaclav Havel Library Foundation Playwriting Competition


The information below about the  Vaclav Havel Library Foundation Playwriting Competition is open to all students. It is sponsored by the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation together with the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU). The winning submission will be granted a two-week residency in Prague at DAMU. This is part of an ongoing partnership between Tisch and DAMU where in the Spring we have someone from DAMU visits Tisch for about two weeks and generally, they audit some Drama classes to observe how we teach and what students learn. Learn more.