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Film & Media Studies Undergraduate Film Festival Fund

Film and Media Studies is offering funding to undergraduates to defray the costs associated with presenting their work at film festivals.

Students may be eligible for $50 per festival with a total of $300 per academic year.

Need more info?  Contact Bob Hurst or Lindsay Ly for details.


The Mike & Lynette Robe Screenwriting Award

Mike Robe is an award-winning screenwriter, director, producer and dedicated KU alumni. He has generously inaugurated this annual award in order to encourage and inspire talented screenwriters at KU.

Students submit their completed screenplays or pilots. The winner will receive a cash prize of $3,500, feedback on their work from industry professionals, and have their screenplay read by a notable agency, film Producer, or production company.

Watch your KU email in the Fall semester for details on submission!


School of the Arts (SOTA) Travel Fund

Are you traveling for a conference, film festival, or a workshop? What about studying abroad? We have money for that!
SOTA has grants for $300, $600 or $900 depending on your travel. Applications are due the first of each month and you must apply at least one month before the month of your travel.

More information here.


School of the Arts (SOTA) Research Grant

Looking for research funding? SOTA students may receive up to $1,200 for exhibiting, presenting, performing, or publishing their work. Applicants must have a faculty sponsor. Learn more here.

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