Kettle Pond is committed to offering need-based fellowship support to as many writers as we are able. All writers who require financial assistance to attend Kettle Pond will need to submit a Fellowship Application, in addition to their formal Residency Application, to be considered for funding.
Applicants should refer to the information below before filling out their applications. Prospective fellowship applicants should also refer to our Tuition page and FAQ for details on program costs and what tuition covers (pretty much everything) as they prepare their requests for assistance.
**A NOTE ON 2023 RESIDENCY FUNDING**
After the challenges of the pandemic, Kettle Pond is incredibly grateful to return to campus this summer after several years away. We are working with Paul Smith’s College to relaunch our full workshop offerings and more in 2024. For the 2023 Residency, however, we have decided to keep tuition prices consistent with our 2019 conference, which we expect will end up being under cost. Please bear this in mind as you prepare your applications.
Kettle Pond is committed to offering need-based fellowship assistance whenever possible to writers who would otherwise be unable to attend. The amount of Fellowship funding awarded will vary based on the need of the writer applying.
Fellowships at Kettle Pond are not intended to serve as measures of prestige or to reflect the merit of a writer’s work, but are meant to expand and strengthen our writing community by creating greater access. Requests for assistance should be made according to what the writer is able to pay to attend. All funding will be awarded in the form of a partial tuition waivers. Deposit waivers (due once admissions and funding decisions are complete), are unusual, although in some circumstances deposit reductions or deferments may be approved on case by case basis after a Fellowship has been awarded and the recipient has been in touch with Kettle Pond staff.
We respectfully ask all fellowship applicants to be candid and thoughtful in their requests for financial support to ensure we are able to support as many writers as possible.
We encourage writers to submit their Fellowship Applications as close to their 2023 Residency applications as possible. Kettle Pond has simplified the application process this year and is eliminating a separate deadline for funding, however early applications increase the likelihood of a Fellowship offer. 2023 Fellowships will be awarded, and applicants will be notified, on a rolling basis.
APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2023 RESIDENCY AT KETTLE POND WRITERS' ARE DUE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14.
*Please check back or contact our staff with any questions about deadlines or extensions.