1st November 2019.


United States.

(Fully Funded)


Virginia B. Toulmin Fellowship for Women Leaders in Dance

The Virginia B. Toulmin Fellowship for Women Leaders in Dance is a unique fellowship designed for women choreographers and composers that promotes broader gender equity in the field of dance. These fellows work on projects that expand the way we think about the history, practice, and performance of dance. Fellows are not required to be experts in dance but must have an interest in engaging with the art form. We accept and encourage projects that explore many forms of dance and its related arts.

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There is no expectation of a finished product. CBA Fellows are encouraged to ask questions and take risks. They gain colleagues they would not otherwise encounter. These engagements between artists and scholars, two communities that do not often intersect, strengthen and deepen the work of both.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Dance.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

The residency must occur during the NYU academic year (September 2020 – May 2021).

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Artist pursuing an original project related to dance and/or its related arts and sciences.
  • Applicants must show exceptional promise and/or have demonstrated significant accomplishments in their field.
  • Dance expertise is not required.
  • Students (as of September 2020) are not eligible.
  • The CBA Fellowship Program does not support:
    • Projects in arts administration.
    • Projects focused on the applicant’s personal memoir or autobiography.
    • Projects involving giving dance classes as part of the research plan.
    • Projects reviewing prior work, such as: Editing, digitizing, or organizing archives and editing films or book anthologies.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • $2,500 per week.
  • Use of Center dance studio, offices, and conference rooms.
  • Housing, as needed and available.
  • Round trip transportation to and from New York City.
  • J-1 visa facilitation.

How to Apply

First Step: Create your account from here.

Second Step: After log in, Click the “apply” button from here.

Third Step: Prepare the following:

Online application form:

  • Biographical details (including a 200-word bio).
  • Preferred residency dates.
  • Brief project description (100 words) that explains how the project aligns with CBA’s mission.
  • Project proposal (1200 words) that clearly and efficiently states:
    • What the project is.
    • Why the project matters to the field of dance (what challenges or gaps does it address?).

Curriculum Vitae or Resume (up to 4 pages).

Two (2) work samples that best represent the applicant’s work:

  • Documents may be up to 20 pages.
  • Videos may be up to 10 minutes.
  • Accepted formats: AVI, JPEG, MP3, MP4, PDF, Vimeo or YouTube link, WAV.
  • We do not accept compilations or sizzle reels.

Two (2) letters of recommendation:

  • Ideal referees will address the applicant’s scholarly or artistic promise and their ability to  contribute to the diverse NYU community.
  • Referees may not be a collaborator that the applicant lists in the project proposal.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Hesham Galal / Egypt

Reviewed by” Eman Fadel Ali / Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team