The main difference is whether your project involves making something versus an experience to help you learn. If you want to make something (including building upon an existing work you developed at Stanford), apply under the “Project” category.
Any program that does not result in the conferral of a formal degree (or earn course credits towards a degree program e.g. MFA, master’s, PhD, etc.) is eligible. Certificate programs are eligible as long as they’re not connected to a formal degree program.
As long as your undergraduate degree will be conferred in March, June, or September 2021 you are still eligible for the grant.
Yes! We know that Stanford students are often juggling multiple application timelines for post-graduation experiences. By applying for the Senior Grant you’re keeping a door open (you can always withdraw your application after the deadline if your plans change.) The process of applying for the Senior Grant is also a great way to start developing materials that you’ll need as you continue your artistic/arts administration practice (our application is modeled after some real-life opportunities.)
Yes—as long as your project does not utilize any other sources of Stanford funding (beyond this grant.) You are welcome (and encouraged) to seek additional funding sources. Visit our Next Steps page for a list of possible resources to support your project (financially and otherwise.)
No. Your peer recommendation must come from a current Stanford student or a recent alum (5< years).
Make sure to review the portfolio guidelines for your discipline carefully: https://stanford.box.com/v/vpaseniorgrantportfolio
Your portfolio is another vehicle for sharing your story/evolution/trajectory as an artist. Use the feature to supplement/expand upon the information you’ve already provided in your application (e.g. resume/cv, personal statements, transcript). Your portfolio should reflect the work you’ve completed while at Stanford as well as the vision of your proposed project/experience. Only include works that were completed while you were at Stanford. For collaborative pieces please include details regarding your individual contribution.