Creative Works Fellowship

Applications for the Gould Center’s Creative Works Fellowship are due March 1, 2019. 

For questions, contact Professor Kind at akind@cmc.edu.


The Creative Works Fellowship (CWF) summer program provides CMC students in the humanities the opportunity to engage in meaningful, self-directed summer projects that culminate in some kind of creative output.  The outputs of CWF projects could range across a multitude of media. Possible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • The construction of a multi-media, interactive website

  • The curation of a photo exhibit

  • The production of a short film or podcast

  • The creation of a large-scale mural

  • The development of a videogame or an app

CWF projects may be pursued via domestic or international independent study, community-based service projects, partnership with campus or community organizations, or any other means that would facilitate the development of the creative work.  In all cases, the projects should engage in some way with ideas, themes, or problems central to the humanities, and the projects should also enable students to achieve personal transformation and growth.

The experience of the CWF should occupy approximately ten weeks of the summer.  During the time period designated for the CWF, students are expected to dedicate themselves full time to the development of their project and hence should not have other employment/internships.

Students applying for the CWF must secure the approval of a faculty member to serve as an advisor to their project and to write them a letter of recommendation for their application.  Faculty members who serve as advisors to students whose CWF applications are funded will receive stipends from the Gould Center in the amount of $500.

Funding for the projects will be provided by the Soll Center.  Budgets for domestic projects should not exceed $4000; budgets for international projects should not exceed $6000.

In summer 2019, the Gould Center expects to make five CWF awards.  At this time, this program is being targeted to sophomores. In exceptional cases, we will consider applications from first year students.