Film Study Center-Harvard Fellowships
FSC-Harvard fellowships support advanced work in film, video, photography, and sound, from the ethnographic to the experimental, that explores and expands the expressive potential of audiovisual media, especially through nonfiction.
FSC-Harvard fellowships are open to Harvard faculty, graduate students, teaching assistants, and postdoctoral and research fellows. Applicants must be affiliated with Harvard during the fellowship year for which they are applying.
The application deadline for 2013-14 FSC-Harvard fellowships is February 15, 2013. Applicants will be notified in March.
These fellowships include access to production equipment, postproduction facilities, and technical support. For all applicants except faculty, fellowships may also include monetary awards, which are intended to help defray production or postproduction expenses, and typically range between $1,000 and $5,000. Equipment and facilities available to FSC-Harvard fellows are summarized here. Note that the Film Study Center encourages applications from those working in 16mm film, and can provide cameras and Steenbeck editing flatbeds capable of both regular and super 16. In general, production equipment is available summer through spring of the fellowship year, and postproduction equipment fall through summer of the fellowship year.
Central to the FSC-Harvard fellowship is participation in the monthly meetings of the Nonfiction Workshop. At these meetings, fellows have the opportunity to present works in progress (anything from rushes to rough cuts to fine cuts) and receive feedback and critiques from other fellows. In the absence of extraordinary circumstances, participation by all FSC-Harvard fellows is expected.
Fellowships are made annually, for an academic year's tenure, although they may in exceptional circumstances be extended for up to a total three-year affiliation with the Film Study Center. Fellows applying for continued affiliation go through the normal application process. Those awarded fellowships for less than the maximum amount may reapply for additional funding, up to the above monetary limits, in the following year. FSC-Harvard fellows may also apply to the Center for support on a new project after a period of three years from the initial tenure of their previous fellowship.