Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting


Please consult the program website to confirm details, including applicable deadlines.

Program Description: 
Each year up to five $30,000 fellowships are awarded to new screenwriters. Each entry screenplay – an original feature film screenplay of 90 – 120 pages – must be an original work in English and may be by no more than two authors. Stage plays, translations, and adaptations are ineligible. Fellowship award is deferred until student is no longer in school.
Undergraduate, M.F.A. student, or alumnus who writes in English and has not earned more than $5,000 writing fictional work for film or television.
There are no citizenship requirements for this award.
Program Deadline: 
Usually May 1.
How To Apply: 
This program is administered by the Office of International Programs. Contact OIP for more information: