MauraWrightTHE REGINA BROWN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIP

DEADLINE: October 25, 2017 (11:59pm EDT). (CLOSED)

Please submit in a timely fashion to provide enough time for Recommenders to complete the Confidential Letter of Recommendation Upload form also by the deadline.  Applications and all Letters of Recommendation must be submitted by October 25, 2017 (11:59pm EDT)

For questions about the Student Fellowships please contact:
Steve Hilton, Board Steward steve.hilton@mwsu.edu

For technical assistance contact kate@nceca.net or candice@nceca.net

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NCECA is pleased to announce the 19th Annual Regina Brown Undergraduate Student Fellowships!  They will be presented next spring at our annual conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 14-17, 2018. NCECA’s purpose is to promote and improve the ceramic arts through education, research and creative practice.

The student must make a project proposal for use of the $1,800.00 award (cannot include payment of tuition) and must submit additional materials as specified in the Application Process. A maximum of three awards may be made, of which $900.00 is mailed following the end of conference. The balance of $900.00 is paid when a project report with images is submitted and approved.

This is an annual fellowship open to NCECA Student Members who are full-time undergraduate students matriculated in a degree program at an accredited college, university or art institute in the U.S. at the time of the application deadline. The student must have attained the classification of at least a junior or its equivalent.

In order to be considered for a Student Fellowship, eligible persons must be a current NCECA Student Member.  Membership is a standalone annual fee.  NCECA Membership fees are not included in any event registration.  If you are unsure of your Membership status, please login to your Member Profile which contains your expiration date or contact kate@nceca.net.  To renew or become a member of NCECA, go to: www.nceca.net/membership/

All applications must be submitted using NCECA’s Online Submittal process (a link to the form is provided below). Your ONLINE submittal form must include the following or it will not be considered. (Only .doc, .docx, .JPEG or .PDF files will be accepted):

  • Proposed Research Project description (3000 character limit with spaces)

The project must be supportive of your goals as a ceramic artist.  Clearly state your objectives, how the award will be used to fulfill those objectives, an itemized budget (See Excel Template) and the anticipated impact the fellowship will have on your work.  Awards may not be used for tuition.

  • Project Abstract (600 character limit with spaces)
  • Budget Excel spreadsheet (download template) Link to https://nceca.net//wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Fellowship-Budget-Template-7.25.14.xlsx
  • Name, City and State of School/Institution currently attending
  • Cumulative Undergraduate GPA
  • Transcripts (official/unofficial) One required, up to four allowed. (Upload as.doc, .docx or .pdf, not to exceed 2MB)
  • Recommenders’ information to include: Name, Institution, best phone, email and relation to student
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation – One from a current instructor and one from another instructor or professional ceramist.
    ******All Letters of Recommendation are to be submitted confidentially by the Recommenders using the Confidential Letter of Recommendation Upload form by October 25, 2017 (11:59pm EST).  A link to the form will be provided once the student has successfully submitted the application. It is the student’s responsibility to provide the link to Recommenders allowing enough time for Recommenders to complete and submit the Confidential Letter of Recommendation Upload form. Please alert the Recommenders there is an October 25, 2017 (11:59pm EST) deadline.
  • Exactly 10 images (upload as jpg only – each image no larger than 800 KB –
    Image Submission Guidelines)  Required information for each image:
    Title, image description, clay type, firing method, date, dimensions (H, W, D)

The Nominations Committee includes the Steward of the Board, one Director at Large, one Student Director at Large, an Honorary Member or Fellow of the Council and one member at large appointed by the president. Proposals will be selected based on the creativity of the project, the impact the award will have on the student’s work and development, the quality of work presented, and the nature of the recommendation letters. The committee will review submissions and notify applicants by: December 1, 2017.


After you complete your online submission form for this opportunity, please hit SUBMIT only one time. The form data could take several minutes to submit particularly with multiple images.

A confirmation message will be generated through NCECA’s website to let you know that your application has been successfully transmitted and received. Please save this message.

If you do not receive this confirmation message within an hour after the time that you submitted your proposal, please email kate@nceca.net to alert NCECA of a possible problem with your submission.

NCECA recommends using Google Chrome or Firefox when using forms on this site. Some forms do not respond well to Internet Explorer or Safari.

For questions about the Student Fellowships please contact:
Steve Hilton, Board Steward steve.hilton@mwsu.edu

For technical assistance contact kate@nceca.net or candice@nceca.net