Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship


The Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship is to be used toward one year of approved academic study, be it in an educational institution, in the US or abroad, with a private teacher, or in an independent study.


The Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship competition is open to graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and to graduates of similar institutions of equal educational standing in the following fields: Architecture - Design or History; Art - all branches; Dance - Choreography, Performance, Performance-Choreography; Landscape Architecture - History, Culture and Heritage, Sustainable Design, or Design Theory and Practice; Music - all branches; Theatre - Acting, Design, Playwriting, or Theatre Research/History; Urban and Regional Planning - all branches. A Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Art, Dance, Landscape Architecture, Music, Theatre, or Urban and Regional Planning is required. Preference is given to applicants under 25 years old, although there is not age limit for applicants

Award Amount

Three major Fellowships will be awarded, one of $22,000 in any field of music; one of $20,000 in instrumental or vocal music, architectural design and history, art and design, theatre, or dance; and one of $6,000 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban and regional planning. The Fellowships are to be used by the recipients toward defraying the expenses of advanced study in America or abroad.

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