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Career Development Grant Application Procedures – for students and alumni

See Career Development Grant Recipients | See 2021 Career Development Grant Panelists

Designed to support diverse career-enhancing projects and logistical needs for students and recent alumni, Peabody’s Career Development Grants are administered by the Office of the Dean of the Peabody Institute and managed by Peabody LAUNCHPad. Click below to learn about each type of Career Development Grant. 

For current Peabody faculty, information about the application process for Faculty Career Development Grants can be found on this page. 

Project Grants | Logistical Grants

Career Development Project Grants

Project Grants support entrepreneurial pursuits and projects. Special consideration is given to innovative and self-sustaining projects, especially those with the potential to benefit the wider community.  

Project Grant applications have one deadline per semester: 

  • Fall 2020¬†Project Funding Deadline: 11:59pm ET on October 21, 2020¬†
  • Spring 2021¬†Project Funding Deadline: 11:59pm ET on March 24, 2021¬†

Examples of qualified projects include: 

  • Performances¬†
  • Recording/Production¬†
  • Commissions¬†
  • Research¬†
  • Marketing¬†& promotional materials¬†

For degree recitals, research, and capstone projects, grant funding is available only for requests that go above and beyond academic/degree requirements. For example, funding is available for specified equipment and collaborative, travel, or other production expenses that clearly exceed departmental requirements. Funding is not available to compensate yourself for any components required or expected as part of your degree requirements such as planning, organizing, rehearsing, or creating the project. 

Funding is not available for: 

  • Routine rent or overhead expenses¬†
  • Support for regular college or university¬†tuition¬†
  • Personal debt repayment¬†
  • Equipment not specifically required for a career-related pursuit¬†

Funding amount: 

  • Project¬†Grants can typically be funded up to $1,000.¬†

Eligibility: 

  • All Peabody Conservatory students and alumni within two years of the date of graduation are eligible to apply.
  • For Project Grants, priority¬†is¬†given to third- and fourth-year undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni within two years of graduation.
  • While there is no limit on the number of grants an individual can receive, priority is given to applicants who have not previously received funding.
  • Project¬†Grant recipients must complete their projects and submit a report before applying for additional Project Grants.¬†

Submission Details:  
Please submit this online form after preparing the following materials: 

  • Detailed proposal, including the applicant‚Äôs name and contact information, project description, and project budget (2 pages maximum)¬†
  • Resume or CV¬†
  • Recommendation from a faculty member. In most cases, this will be your primary teacher, but it could also be another faculty member who is familiar with your work. Recommendations should be sent directly by your faculty recommender to¬†launchpad@jhu.edu. Please request recommendations early to allow faculty as much time as possible before the deadline.

Upon completion of the project, award recipients will be asked to submit this report form. 

Peabody LAUNCHPad helps students develop project ideas and prepare grant proposals. You can view a Sample Career Development Grant proposal (JHED ID required), and contact us to make an appointment well in advance of any deadline. You can choose to work with a peer coach or a LAUNCHPad staff member, some of whom serve as panelists in the selection process. We are unlikely to be able to accommodate last-minute requests for proposal review. 

Career Development Logistical Grants

Logistical Grants support necessary expenses to participate in career-enhancing opportunities. Special consideration is given to current students demonstrating financial need.  

Logistical Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed on the first business day of each month. Submit your application by the last day of the month to ensure it is reviewed. 

Examples of qualified logistical needs include: 

  • Travel/fees for¬†auditions,¬†competitions,¬†conferences,¬†festivals,¬†performances,¬†etc.¬†
  • Instrument purchase/repair¬†
  • Materials and equipment*¬†

*Please note that if you request funding for a laptop, tablet, or other multi-use technology, we will consider funding up to the percentage of time you expect to use your device for career-related work. Please include an estimate and explain how you calculated the percentage. 

Funding is not available for: 

  • Routine rent or overhead expenses¬†
  • Support for regular college or university¬†tuition¬†
  • Personal debt repayment¬†
  • Equipment not specifically required for a career-related pursuit¬†

Funding amount: 

  • Logistical¬†Grants can typically be funded up to $1,000.¬†

Eligibility: 

  • All Peabody Conservatory students and alumni within two years of the date of graduation are eligible to apply.¬†¬†
  • For Logistical Grants, priority will be given to those with demonstrated financial need.
  • While there is no limit on the number of grants an individual can receive, priority is given to applicants who have not previously received funding.¬†

Submission Details:  
Please submit this online form after preparing the following materials: 

  • Detailed proposal, including the applicant‚Äôs name and contact information, project description, and project budget (2 pages maximum)¬†
  • Resume or CV¬†
  • Recommendation from a faculty member. In most cases, this will be your primary teacher, but it could also be another faculty member who is familiar with your work. Recommendations should be sent directly by your faculty recommender to¬†launchpad@jhu.edu. Please request recommendations early to allow faculty as much time as possible before the deadline.

Upon completion of the project, award recipients will be asked to submit this report form. 

Peabody LAUNCHPad helps students develop project ideas and prepare grant proposals. You can view a Sample Career Development Grant proposal (JHED ID required), and contact us to make an appointment well in advance of any deadline. You can choose to work with a peer coach or a LAUNCHPad staff member, some of whom serve as panelists in the selection process. We are unlikely to be able to accommodate last-minute requests for proposal review. 

Career Development Grant Recipients

Summer 2021
Laura Carskadden,¬†Voice (Mezzo Soprano), MM ’22
Garrett Eckl,¬†Computer Music, MM ’22
Sam Hollister, Conducting, MM ’22
Ashna Pathan,¬†Music for New Media, BM ’22
Infinity Willner, Guitar, MM ’21
Jacob Wilkinson,¬†Composition, MM ’21

Spring 2021
Andrew Bohman, Recording Arts, MA ’21
Jordan Chase, Composition, DMA ’20
Tavifa Cojocari, Violin, MM ’21
Christopher Enloe,¬†Composition, MM ’21
Bailey Galindo, Voice (Mezzo Soprano), MM ’21
CJ Hartung, Voice (Tenor), MM ’21
Nathan Hawsey,¬†Voice (Tenor) MM ’21
Rush Johnston,¬†Dance, BM ’22
Arindam Jurakhan, Composition, MM ’21
Ching-Yi Lin,¬†Piano, DMA’23
Grace Liu, Piano, DMA ’22
David Manzanares,¬†Guitar BM ’24
Aaron Mencher, Composition, MM ’21
Sun-A Park,¬†Piano, DMA ’20
Elizabeth Chaille Parry, Dance, BFA ’22
Julio Qui√Īones,¬†Composition, MM ’22
Taylor Wang, Piano, BM ’24
Emma Webster,¬†Voice, MM ’22
Xiaohui Yang, Piano, DMA ’21
Tzu-Jou (Zoi) Yeh, Cello, DMA ’21
Min Joo Yi, Piano, DMA ’24

Fall 2020
Emma Coffey,¬†Voice (Soprano), MM ’21
Esther Cook,¬†Violoncello, BM ’21
Amanda Dame,¬†Flute, MM ’19
Ellen Gruber,¬†Oboe, BM ’21
Irene Han,¬†Violoncello, MM ’18
Lily Josefsberg,¬†Piccolo, GPD ’18
Rachel O’Connor,¬†Horn, DMA ’23
Alvaro Vazquez,¬†Violoncello, MM ’21
Natalia Vilchis, Violoncello, MM ’21
Lior Willinger,¬†Piano, DMA ’23

Spring 2020
Ava Borowski,¬†Voice (Soprano), MM ’21
Yu Sherry Du,¬†Piano, MM ’19
Octavio Macias,¬†Musicology, MM ’21
Maddalena Ohrbach,¬†Voice (Mezzo Soprano), BM ’22
Robert Rocheteau,¬†Percussion, GPD ’20
Valery Saul,¬†Conducting, MM ’21
Felipe Silva,¬†Guitar, DMA ’23
Amy Tan,¬†Viola, GPD ’20
Sarah Thomas,¬†Violin, MM ’19
Patrick Thompson,¬†Composition, MM ’19

Career Development Grant Panelists

Spring 2021 Project Grants
Zane Forshee 
Andrew Kipe 
Christina Manceor 
Paul Mathews 
Robin McGinness 
Aubree Weiley 

Spring 2021 Logistical Grants
Zane Forshee 
Christina Manceor 
Robin McGinness 
Sarah Thomas