2020 Center for Ballet and the Arts Resident Fellowship Program

Deadline: November 1, 2019.

The Center for Ballet and the Arts was founded with a core interest in ballet.  While ballet remains at the center of our mission, CBA has also grown up around and beyond it: we have become an international research institute for the performing arts organized around dance.



  • Scholar or artist pursuing an original project related to dance and/or its related arts and sciences.
  • Applicants applying as scholars must have a Ph.D.
  • Applicants must show exceptional promise and/or have demonstrated significant accomplishments in their field.
  • Dance expertise is not required.
  • Students (as of September 2020) are not eligible.
  • The CBA Fellowship Program does not support:
    • Projects in arts administration
    • Projects focused on the applicant’s personal memoir or autobiography
    • Projects involving giving dance classes as part of the research plan
    • Projects reviewing prior work, such as:
      • editing, digitizing, or organizing archives
      • editing films or book anthologies


Fellowship Awards Include

1. $750 per week

2. Use of CBA’s dance studio, offices, and conference rooms

3. Housing, as needed and available

4. Round trip transportation to and from New York City

5. J-1 visa facilitation



Components include:

  • Online application form
    • Biographical details (including a 200-word bio)
    • Preferred residency dates
    • Brief project description (100 words) that explains how the project aligns with CBA’s mission
    • Project proposal (1200 words) that clearly and efficiently states:
      • What the project is
      • Why the project matters to the field of dance (what challenges or gaps does it address?)
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume (up to 4 pages)
  • Two (2) work samples that best represent the applicant’s work
    • Documents may be up to 20 pages
    • Videos may be up to 10 minutes
    • Accepted formats: AVI, JPEG, MP3, MP4, PDF, Vimeo or YouTube link, WAV
    • We do not accept compilations or sizzle reels
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
    • Ideal referees will address the applicant’s scholarly or artistic promise and their ability to  contribute to the diverse NYU community.
    • Referees may not be a collaborator that the applicant lists in the project proposal




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