***Attention Seniors – Apply now for the Meyer Photography Traveling Fellowship Award!
Meyer Photography Traveling Fellowship
Deadline: Monday, March 9th, 2015
In 1988 a generous gift from Janis Meyer, an alumni of MICA who received an M.F.A. degree in photography, has made possible an endowed fund to establish a major yearly award for photography seniors. $5,000 will be awarded this year to a deserving senior photography student to travel in the U.S. or abroad for a photographic project. Recipients of this fellowship will agree to have an exhibition of their photographic work or other appropriate media presentation at MICA representing their experiences at the completion of the project. All Photography Majors have the opportunity to apply for this fellowship during their senior year and are encouraged to do so.
Senior photography majors in good standing, during their final year before graduation, are encouraged to submit a clear, well considered written project proposal, an estimate of how the funds would be used, a resume, and a portfolio of photographic work by the announced deadline each school year. The photography chairperson will coordinate this fellowship. Seniors who finish their course work at mid-year are eligible to apply during the spring semester before their formal graduation even if they are not registered for classes. A senior can apply for this fellowship only once.
The material submitted will be reviewed by a committee of the full-time photography faculty members who will choose a recipient. Evaluation will be based on the stated proposal and the quality of the work submitted as well as performance within the program. If the committee decides that there are no proposals that qualify, the fellowship can be deferred for that year.
To submit your materials please prepare your written documents as a single PDF file and provide a portfolio of (up to) 20 digital images. Please prepare your images as JPG files, sRGB color space, sized to 1200 px in the long dimension at 72 dpi. Make sure that your name is in the filename of each digital file.
Compress all your files into a single ZIP archive titled with your name and upload to: http://dropitto.me/micaphoto. The password is “micauser.”
The student chosen will be announced at the opening reception of the annual Meyer exhibition in MAIN Gallery. The fellowship is usually taken during the following summer. The award will be formally announced at graduation ceremonies and the student must be present to receive it. A note of the award will be made on the student’s transcript. The recipient’s proposal and exhibition will be documented and archived for the department.
Applicants for this school year must submit their proposal and portfolio to the site no later than Monday, March 2, 2015.
Checklist: A complete submission should contain: Proposal, Itemized Budget, Resume and digital portfolio of images. No paper materials will be accepted.