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Summer Funding Opportunities

Planning on working in documentary over the summer? Whether your interest is an internship, independent project, or other opportunity, financial support is available to help you achieve your goals. There are three funding opportunities open to Skidmore College students of all majors and minors.

For the first time this year, all summer funding can be applied to through one joint application.

Application opens: March 2, 2020  ||  Application Deadline: March 31, 2020

Read below to learn more about the different funding programs:

Documentary Summer Experience Award

The MDOCS Documentary Summer Experience Award supports students who show a strong passion for documentary work and who are ready to pursue their own creative projects in independent, collaborative, and/or community-based settings. Students are especially encouraged to continue a project they began during the academic year, to get an early start on a major project for the subsequent academic year, or to develop competency in a new documentary modality. There is no required minimum of hours or duration to be considered. Awardees receive up to $1,000 of funding.

Past supported projects: Summer 2016Summer 2017

SEE-Beyond Award

The MDOCS SEE-Beyond Award invites students to explore new documentary and creative research techniques, technologies, or modes of inquiry or expression; to apply their academic-year learning to real-world challenges; and to clarify the interrelationship between their educational and post-baccalaureate goals. These awards support unpaid experiences that put classroom learning into practice and deepen knowledge or understanding of a discipline. Some examples of the types of experiences supported are field research, internships, artistic residencies, workshops, apprenticeships, or productions. Awardees receive a $4,000 stipend.

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Skidmore’s Summer Experience FUND

Skidmore’s Summer Experience Fund (SEF) supports students completing an unpaid summer experience. The goal of this award is to help students gain the experience, skills, knowledge, and connections within their chosen field without the burden of having to support themselves while engaging in unpaid experiences. Experiences include internships, volunteer opportunities, research assignments, community service projects, artist residencies, apprenticeships and more. Awardees receive a $4,000 stipend.

For more information, click here.