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Disney Entertainment Writing Program
Sponsor: Disney/ABC Television Group
Talent Development and Diversity
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521-4016
Eligibility: Applicants must be age 21 or older. They must be able to work in the U.S. legally. Professional writing experience is not necessary, but applicants must have strong spec script writing skills. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $50,000
Deadline: June 2
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and spec script samples are required.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=607286631424814

Humane Studies Fellowship: Flexible Support for PhD Students
Sponsor: Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University
3434 Washington Boulevard
Vernon Smith Hall
1st Floor
Arlington, VA 22201
Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students in an MA or PhD program. Students at any university and international students are eligible to apply. Priority is given to applicants at top research institutions. Previous applicants and winners are welcome to apply. Prior participation in IHS programs is not required.

Amount: Up to $2,000
Deadline: April 1; August 1; December 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://theihs.org/funding/humane-studies-fellowship/

Playwright Discovery Award
Sponsor: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20566
Eligibility: Applicants must be students in grades 6-12. Applicants are to create an original one-act script of less than 40 pages that documents the experience of living with a disability. Applicants must have a disability, or the script can be a collaboration of a group of up to 5 students with one student having a disability. Selected scripts will be performed for middle school, high school and adult audiences. First and second place winners will have their plays performed at the JFK Performing Arts Center.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: January 10
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/opportunities-for-artists/competitions-and-commissions/

Taylor/Blakeslee University Fellowships
Sponsor: Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW)
P.O. Box 910
Hedgesville, WV 25427
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are enrolled in U.S. graduate-level science writing programs.

Amount: $6,000
Deadline: March 18
How to apply: Contact the organization for more information.
Website: http://www.casw.org