Note: grant guidelines and deadlines change every year. Please visit the UAR grant website for the most up-to-date information.

The Chappell Lougee Grant

What is the Chappell Lougee grant?
The Chappell Lougee (CHA-ple LOO-jee) grant awards up to $6400 to a handful of Stanford sophomores every year for work in the humanities, creative arts, and qualitative social sciences. For students wanting to pursue a Chappell Lougee grant for creative writing, this might mean enough funds to spend 2-3 months at a place of your choosing working on a writing project.

More information can be found here.

Am I eligible?
You must be a registered sophomore at Stanford in good academic standing.  For more details, click here.

When should I start the application?
Creating a successful proposal will take a good amount of time, so expect to start the process about one to two quarters before submission.  The 2016-2017 application deadline is December 1, 2016.

For more details, please visit the UAR Timeline and Checklist for Applying.

Who should I pick for my mentor?
The Chappell Lougee committee requires you to work with a faculty mentor. Please visit the UAR website to review faculty mentor eligibility.

You need an adviser to help elevate your ideas and support you through the grant process. Your adviser should be someone who is personally invested in your success, and who cares about you and your career.  If you’re lost and don’t know who to choose, visit the creative writing program on the second floor of Margaret Jacks Hall (building 460)— everyone there is friendly and helpful. However, note that primary advisors must be academic council members, meaning that Jones Lecturers do not qualify.

Double check the requirements.
Certain projects will have specific requirements.  For example, if your project will take place off-campus, you will have to demonstrate cultural awareness and sensitivity, find off-campus contacts, provide required documentation for overseas projects (if applicable), etc.  For more details, please visit the UAR website.

How do I write the actual proposal?
The project proposal is the core of the application.  It should describe what you hope to accomplish, why those objectives are important, and how you intend to achieve them.  For more details, please visit the UAR Writing a Project Proposal page.

What should my budget look like?
This grant is designed to provide student projects with financial resources that would otherwise be unavailable.  Therefore, an integral part of the application is the line-item budget.  Be sure to include expenses like travel, food, and lodging.  For more details, please visit the UAR Constructing a Budget page.

Submitting your grant.
Be sure that you are familiar with the UAR grant website and the online submission process. Make sure you go through their checklist to see that you have everything prepared for submission.

Good luck!