SGCI Student Fellowships & Sponsored Awards

Image credit: Juana Estrada Hernandez, 2020/2021 Graduate Student Fellow. “It began with us”, Mezzotint, Etching, Screenprint, 18 in x 24 in, 2021


Each year, SGC International awards two student fellowships; one undergraduate ($500) and one graduate ($1000).

If a nominee is not selected for an SGCI fellowship they can be considered for a Gambin Award or Awagami Paper Award (see individual guidelines).

SGCI Student Fellowships

Student Fellowship recipients will be awarded a fellowship to produce a body of work: one undergraduate of $500 and one graduate award of $1000. At the conclusion of the fellowship, recipients will need to provide the SGCI Archives with digital documentation of the work produced under the auspices of this fellowship. Student fellows will be expected to participate in the SGCI Awards Panel and have an exhibition at the following year’s conference.

Gamblin Awards

Each year, Gamblin presents awards to SGCI members who use their materials in their standard practice. Awards are given in the amount of $150, and are sent in the form of award certificates, either shipped directly to the winners by Gamblin or distributed by SGCI.

Awagami Paper Award

This award is presented annually to an outstanding student who best demonstrates the use of paper as an integral part of their printed works. The award of 100 sheets of ‘Awagami Editioning’ washi papers will be shipped directly to the winning student by Awagami Papermill in Japan.


SGCI Fellowships

Each institution may nominate 1 undergraduate and 1 graduate student. Students may self-nominate, but must have a faculty sponsor who will submit a letter of support (nomination), and must be enrolled at the time of application. Applicants and the faculty sponsor must be SGCI members in good standing.

SGCI members in good standing

Not Eligible:
Current SGCI board members or employees

Application Considerations:

  • 50% portfolio – innovative use of print media, diverse techniques, strong visual and conceptual component
  • 20% CV – strong record of professional experience appropriate to career level, including exhibitions and/or residencies, awards, presentations etc.
  • 15% diversity – priority given to supporting our BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, low-income and other underrepresented members
  • 15% service to SGCI – active membership, conference attendance, volunteerism

Gamblin Awards

This award is presented annually to:

  • One graduate student SGCI member and
  • One undergraduate student SGCI member
  • One emerging artist SGCI member

This award is open to:

  • Artists who use oil-based ink
  • Artists who reside in the continental US or Puerto Rico

To apply, fill out the “2022 SGCI Student Awards Nomination Form” or “2022 SGCI Mid-Career & Emerging Printmaker Award Nomination Form” and indicate eligibility on Question #5.

Awagami Paper Award

To apply, fill out the “2022 SGCI Student Awards Nomination Form” and indicate your eligibility on Question #6.



Use this form to nominate others and apply for yourself! If a nominee is not selected for an SGCI fellowship they can be considered for a Gambin Award or Awagami Paper Award.

Deadline Extended: applications accepted through May 19th, 2021!

Good luck, and thank you for being a member of SGCI!