Applications open for new round of graduate student Shelter Projects


Applications open for new round of graduate student Shelter Projects

The Willson Center invites proposals for a new round of Shelter Projects, a micro-fellowship program to support graduate students in the creation of shareable reflections on their experience of the pandemic through the arts and humanities.

Applications are open until October 31, with ten $500 micro-fellowships offered initially and more available as funding allows.  Projects must be completed by December 31 2021, adhere to the safety advice and requirements of the University System of Georgia, and may be shared in various public communications.

Shelter Projects represent the responses of recipients to the experience of their pandemic circumstances. Outcomes may include, but are not limited to

  • a poem
  • a song
  • a journal
  • a short film
  • a sculpture
  • a drawing
  • a painting
  • a set of observations of the natural world
  • some other artistic or humanistic form

To apply, please submit a one-page summary of your artistic or humanistic background and practice, including a brief description of your project, to

Eligibility is subject to University of Georgia policies regarding current students and employees.  All awards will be processed as scholarships and administered by Student Accounts.  Please contact Winnie Smith at with any questions.

If you would like to help support further Shelter Projects, please inquire about making a donation to the Willson Center by contacting Winnie Smith at All proceeds from donations marked for the Shelter Projects program will go directly to the micro-fellowship scheme.

Shelter Projects