Stadler Center Applications

The portal will begin accepting applications on September 1, 2013.

Click on the appropriate program to access the application form. Please note that you must begin your application well in advance of the deadline so that your recommenders receive appropriate notification. The Stadler Center takes no responsibility for recommendations that arrive after the deadline.

  • Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets (No longer receiving applications)

    Undergraduates at U.S. colleges and universities who will complete their sophomore, junior, or senior year in the year of application are eligible. Students who have begun graduate programs are not eligible.

    Application requirements: letter of introduction, poetry resume, poetry sample, official transcript(s), two letters of recommendation.

    Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2014 at midnight.

  • Stadler Fellowship (No longer receiving applications)

    To be eligible, an applicant must be at least 21 years of age, reside in the United States, have received an MFA or MA in creative writing (in poetry) no earlier than spring 2009, and not be enrolled as a student during the period of the residency. Persons enrolled in a college or university at the time of application are eligible. Poets who have published a full-length collection or have a collection accepted for publication are not eligible. (Please note: Poets with a PhD are no longer eligible.)

    Application requirements: letter of application, curriculum vita, poetry sample, three letters of recommendation.

    Deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at midnight.

  • Roth Residence in Creative Writing (No longer receiving applications)

    To be eligible, an applicant must be at least 21 years of age, reside in the United States, and not be enrolled as a student in a college or university. (Persons enrolled in a college or university at the time of application are eligible). Some record of publication is desirable. Please note that the 2014-15 Roth Residences will be awarded to poets. Prose writers (fiction or creative nonfiction) may apply in spring 2015 for the 2015-16 Residence.

    Application requirements: letter of application, curriculum vita, writing sample, three letters of recommendation.

    Deadline: Saturday, February 1, 2014 at midnight.

  • Cadigan Prizes for Younger Writers (No longer receiving applications)

    The Cadigan Prizes for Younger Writers recognize outstanding poetry and prose by Bucknell undergraduates. Current, full-time Bucknell undergraduates are eligible. First and second place cash prizes, as well as honorable mentions at the judges' discretion, are awarded in each of two categories: prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry. Each year the Stadler Center staff selects writers who are not affiliated with Bucknell to serve as judges.

    Application requirements: Please click on the link above for detailed submission guidelines.

    Deadline: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at midnight.