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Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

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

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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.


Usually May 1.

How To Apply



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