The Kinley Fellowships provide three major grants of approximately $9000 to up to $20,000 to college graduates who have majored in architecture (design or history), art and design, theatre, dance, instrumental or vocal music, landscape architecture, or urban and regional planning. The fellowships are to be used toward defraying the expenses of advanced study in the United States or abroad.
The fellowships are open to graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and to graduates of similar institutions of equal educational standing whose principal or major studies have been in the fields of art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, and urban and regional planning.
Although there is no age limitation for applicants, other factors being equal, preference will be given to applicants who have not reached their twenty-fifth birthday
Three major fellowships are awarded:
- one of up to $20,000 in any field of music
- one of up to $20,000 in architectural design and history, art and design, theatre, dance, or instrumental or vocal music
- one of up to $9,000 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban and regional planning
Up to three additional fellowships of lesser amounts may also be granted upon committee recommendations.