Linehan Artist Scholars

Summer Research and Study Award (SRSA)


This award supports summer research through study at an established summer workshop, conference, internship program or through a self-designed program of study with nationally/internationally recognized professional teachers. Funding may be used to cover tuition, travel, room, and board, up to a maximum of $4,000.

The SRSA is a competitive award, with one awarded in each of the four arts departments: Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts. Applicants should spend time researching summer opportunities in order to find a good fit. Advisors can be VERY helpful in suggesting programs for you.

Who may apply: Current sophomore and junior Linehan Artist Scholars who have demonstrated excellence in their majors. Applicants must have a GPA of a minimum of 3.250. Please note that to receive the award, you need to have a US SSN.


Before starting the application:

  • You must have a departmental SRSAward advisor before starting this application. If you are unable to acquire an advisor, contact the Program Director.
  • With your SRSA advisor, discuss and seek advice for your primary and secondary research/study project; feasibility and impact are important aspects to discuss and articulate.


Download the Application Form Here

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Application Form 

  • Scholars are asked to formulate a primary (A) and a secondary (B) research/study plan.
  • Provide a clear and thoughtful description of what you want to do, why you want to do it, and your expected learning outcomes.
  • Why two plans? If your primary plan involves acceptance into a program and you are not chosen, then your research/study plan B will be activated.
  • Provide a budget narrative for each A and B research/study plan. It is a descriptive paragraph explaining the “purpose” of all the items listed in your budget.


Application Expectations

  • Well-written, with a clear sense of how each plan will support your growth as an artist.
  • Proof-read. At this award level, it is expected that the applicant is making a significant effort and that the submitted research/study plans are at a high standard.
  • Please make sure you upload all required material in the online submission.


Online Submission

In addition to uploading your application form, transcript copy, and W9 form, you are also asked to confirm/agree to specific requirements – such as confirming parental/guardian approval for proposals involving travel outside of Maryland (national and international).


Research Expectations 

  • Awardees are required to participate in the research described in their approved plan and stay in touch via email with the Linehan Director during the summer.
  • Any adjustment to the awarded research/study plan must be approved by the Program Director. If making adjustments without approval, the scholar is subjected to repaying the award amount.
  • Awardees are required to engage in and complete extensive documentation (photo, video, journal, etc.) of their research throughout its duration, store the documentation, and share it with the Program Director.
  • Awardees must submit a plan for documentation to the Program Director before starting their research/study plan.


Requirements Post-SRSA

  • Awardees must schedule a post-SRSA meeting with the Program Director in September to discuss their research experiences.
  • Awardees are required to submit an SRSA report (see SRSA Report Guidelines). The report is due at the post-SRSA meeting with the Linehan Director.
  • Awardees are required to attend the Linehan SRSA Forum Free Hour (12-12:50 PM) on Friday, November 21, 2025



Complete the online submission, including uploading in PDF format:

  1. Application Form | Title it: Last_FirstName_APP.pdf
  2. Transcript | Title it: Last_FirstName_TS.pdf
  3. Upload a completed W9 form | Title it:

Application Opens:
Monday, Jan 27th, 2025

Monday, April 1st, 2025, 5:00 PM.

Successful applicants will be notified in mid-April

Summer 2025




For any questions regarding the application, contact Linehan Director: Ann Sofie Clemmensen /