Dance Research Fellowship

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Dance Research Fellowship


On April 4, 2022 the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a stark report on the acceleration of global warming. Speaking after the release of the report, U.N. Secretary General António Guterres stated that the implications of continued large-scale inaction were “unprecedented heatwaves, terrifying storms, widespread water shortages and the extinction of a million species of plants and animals.”

Dance practitioners have long acknowledged their environment and have worked with and in it in myriad forms. Choreographers have developed movement techniques based on humankind’s relationship with nature, have sought thematic inspiration from the environment,  and have even embedded their work in various landscapes.

For the upcoming cohort of the Dance Research Fellowship, the Jerome Robbins Dance Division invites applications from scholars and practitioners interested in investigating the theme of dance and ecology, highlighting the work of dance practitioners who engage(d) with ecosystems and the biological interdependence of the natural world. We additionally encourage applicants to use their research period to generate projects and dialogue that will contribute proactively to addressing the global responsibility of climate change.

Fellows receive a $10,000 stipend, and the research period is July 1 – December 31, 2022.

Apply on the New York Public Library’s Fellowship Portal

Questions about the Dance Research Fellowships should be directed to  Find more detailed information about the dance research resources of The New York Public Library.

Eligibility:  Only U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and foreign nationals who are U.S. residents for tax purposes may apply.

Dance Research Fellowship important dates

Application Deadline:  May 15, 2022
Notification:  June 20, 2022
Award Period:  July 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022

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